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Historical drama The Salisbury Poisonings, which has been streaming in the US since October 2020, has its linear TV debut tonight on AMC.

The Salisbury Poisonings
The Salisbury Poisonings: Anne-Marie Duff as Tracy Daszkiewicz — Photo © 2020 Dancing Ledge Productions / BBC ONE / AMC

AMC Networks first released The Salisbury Poisonings, a dramatization of the real-life assassination attempt using the nerve agent Novichok in the UK in 2018, in the US on the AMC+ SVOD streaming bundle and its digital channels, including AMC+ on Amazon.

Starting tonight, January 25th, at 10 PM ET, stateside viewers without an AMC+ subscription can watch the limited series on linear TV channel AMC.

The Salisbury Poisonings tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.

In March 2018, the eyes of the world turned to the British city of Salisbury when it became the epicenter of what has been described as one of the biggest political events of the 21st century: Within three days of the assassination attempt on double agent and spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, key agencies discovered that the lethal nerve agent Novichok was used — just half a teaspoon of which could kill 20,000 people.

Within four days, hundreds of traces of Novichok were found across the city. Then, just when things were finally thought to be under control, a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent was discovered, throwing the investigation into renewed chaos.

The four-part drama stars Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education, His Dark Materials) as Tracy Daszkiewicz, the Director of Public Health of Wiltshire Council; Rafe Spall (Trying, The War of the Worlds) as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was contaminated during the course of his work; MyAnna Buring (The Witcher, Ripper Street) as Dawn Sturgess, a victim; Johnny Harris (Medici, Fortitude) as Charlie Rowley, Dawn’s boyfriend; and Annabel Scholey (The Split, Britannia) as Sarah Bailey, Nick’s wife.

The central characters affected by the attack — including Tracy Daszkiewicz, the Sturgess family, Charlie Rowley, and DS Nick Bailey — worked closely with the producers to tell their stories amidst the ongoing investigation.

The Salisbury Poisonings launches on AMC tonight with its first episode. New episodes will air on Mondays at 10 PM ET through February 15.


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The Salisbury Poisonings: Historical Drama Debuts Tonight on US Linear TV
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