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National Treasure

National Treasure

  • Premiered: 
    September 20, 2016
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  • Network: Ch4
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jack Thorne 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

NATIONAL TREASURE is a four-part drama series that focuses on Paul Finchley, an aging, beloved comedian, and a hero to TV audiences and peers alike, after he is arrested following an allegation of rape dating back to the '90s. This series follows the story from arrest through to verdict and focuses both on the investigation and the effect of the case on Paul and his family: his wife of 40 years, Marie, and his troubled daughter, Dee. Paul and his family have to cope with the mounting allegations against him. His daughter Dee confronts one of his accusers, her former babysitter Christina. Marie makes an unsettling discovery and Paul gives a radio interview. Then, Marie encounters one of her husband's alleged victims and has a deeply troubling interview with Paul's barrister, Zoe. She begins to question why she stayed with her philandering husband. Paul receives legal advice that leaves him torn. Finally, Paul and his family arrive in court to face his accusers and await the verdict. Dee senses that Marie is wavering while Marie knows that regardless of the verdict she has a big decision to make regarding her marriage. This series goes behind the headlines to look at the human and emotional impact when a whole life is called into question. It explores memory, truth, age, doubt, and how well we really know ourselves and those close to us. NATIONAL TREASURE made its U.S. debut on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT when Hulu released all four episodes.