Blick pens new BBC Two drama

Hugo Blick is writing a new drama for BBC Two.

The writer behind The Honourable Woman and The Shadow Line is working on a new story about a set of characters caught up in a very human moral dilemma, which is played out in contemporary Africa.



Meanwhile, BBC Two has confirmed details of a new factual drama based on the creation of the computer game Grand Theft Auto.

Game Changer (wt) is a 90-minute film about a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days, and at the heart of it all was GTA’s creative mastermind, Sam Houser.

Grand Theft Auto offers gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they can behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American underworld.

But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding commercial success leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values they say it encourages; and above all from moral campaigners, who fight passionately to ban it.

Heading up this crusade is lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto.

Daniel Radcliffe will play Houser, and Bill Paxton will play Thompson.

Game Changer is a BBC in-house production. Written by James Wood, it is produced by Jim Spencer, and executive produced by Mark Hedgecoe.