Friday, October 12, 2007


Burn Up is a major new drama commission from the BBC that focuses on the very pressing issue of climate change.

Another production from the brilliant Kudos company and written by the Full Monty's Simon Beaufoy, the two parter is due to air in 2008.

Starring US actors Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell as well as the UK's Rupert Penry-Jones (who seems to be in everything at the moment) Burn Up is a taut thriller that sees oil company executives, environmental activists and politicians collide in the battle between economic success and ecological responsibility.

Penry-Jones stars as Tom, who, having been named the new head of Arrow Oil, finds his life unravelling as he's pulled into a high-stakes game of power and international intrigue.

Campbell plays his colleague Holly, whose covert collaboration with environmentalists puts her in great jeopardy, and Whitford plays Tom's best friend Mack, a charismatic yet unscrupulous oil industry lobbyist.

We follow the trio's lives and loves as they hurtle towards a global climate change summit.

Shooting will take place in Calgary, Canada and London, UK.