Roadkill cast from new BBC One drama and how to watch online

Roadkill 2020 release date, number of episodes and spoilers

Roadkill is the brand new BBC One drama with Hugh Laurie – here’s all you need to know.


First announced in 2019, award-winning actor Hugh Laurie plays a Conservative minister in the major new political thriller, written by David Hare (Collateral).

A synopsis from the BBC teases: “Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie) is a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician. Peter’s public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. With his enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?”

Watch Roadkill 2020 on TV and online

The new series started on TV on Sunday, October 18 on BBC One at 9PM. New episodes will air weekly on Sunday nights.

Alternatively, all episodes are already available to watch online for free (in the UK) via BBC iPlayer right here.

This series has four episodes.

Roadkill cast

Hugh Laurie leads the cast as Peter Laurence.


He’s joined by Helen McCrory as Dawn Ellison, Iain De Caestecker as Duncan, Olivia Vinall as Julia Blythe and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Rochelle Madeley.

Further cast includes Sidse Babett Knudse, Saskia Reeves, Sarah Greene, Patricia Hodge, Ophelia Lovibond, Katie Leung, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Pip Torrens, Millie Brady and Danny Ashok.

Roadkill spoilers

In the second episode (October 25), Promoted to the Minister for Justice, Peter (Hugh Laurie) is shocked when Duncan (Iain DeCaestecker) calls with news that scandalous photos of his youngest daughter Lily (Millie Brady), are about to hit the newspapers.

However, his home life drifts further downhill when suspicions arise within his family that he hasn’t been entirely faithful.


Meanwhile in Washington DC, Charmian Pepper (Sarah Greene) resumes her investigation into Peter Laurence’s dealings and makes a breakthrough – but with terrible consequences.

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