Browse - Most popular shows featuring: political corruptionx






The MechanismThe Mechanism
Netflix, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

This fictional drama series is loosely inspired by an investigation of alleged corruption in private and state oil and construction companies in Brazil.


PressPress
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

"Press" is set in the world of newspapers - its past riven by hacking scandals, its present at the mercy of the digital age and the 24 hour news cycle, its future uncertain.Press is written by Mike Bartlett, creator of Doctor Foster and winner of two 2015 Olivier Awards for different plays, including the critically acclaimed King Charles III. Press will be produced by three-time BAFTA winner Nigel Stafford-Clark.Writer Mike Bartlett says: "From exposing political corruption to splashing on celebrity scandal, editors and journalists have enormous influence over us, yet recent events have shown there's high-stakes and life-changing drama going on in the news organisations themselves. I'm hugely excited to be working with the BBC to make Press, a behind-the-scenes story about a group of diverse and troubled people who shape the stories and headlines we read every day."


Shoot the MessengerShoot the Messenger
CBC, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A political crime thriller that centers on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police. The series follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang-related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It's the kind of story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family.


ZenZen
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 2.7/5

Rufus Sewell is Aurelio Zen in this three-part adaptation for the BBC. Set and filmed in Italy, the show is an adaptation of Michael Dibdin's novel Vendetta.


1992 - 1993 - 19941992 - 1993 - 1994
Sky Italia, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The series is set in Italy in the midst of the political turmoil of the early 1990s and follows a young police detective attempting to root out corruption and organised crime.


BlackoutBlackout
BBC One, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Thriller
Rating: 1/5

This is a drama series starring Christopher Eccleston as Daniel Demoys a man who feels a stranger in his own life. Over the years he has gone from being an idealistic young man with desire to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. His life is now a complete mess and he is drinking heavily and suffering with blackouts.


Shanty TownShanty Town
Netflix, 2023 Running | Drama, Action, Crime | ► Trailer

A group of courtesans attempts to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin - but political corruption and blood ties make freedom a near-impossible goal.


Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del MalPablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal
Caracol TV, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History

"Escobar, the king of evil" is a fictional series product of free adaptation of "The Parable of Paul," Alonso Salazar, press articles and publicly known facts of national life, the historical facts are surrounded by fictional characters and dialogue, allowing supply and re-documented situations.


Watergate: Blueprint for a ScandalWatergate: Blueprint for a Scandal
CNN, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Action, Crime, History

To commemorate the 50th anniversary, CNN reexamines the Watergate affair and the anatomy of the infamous break-in that started it all - this time told firsthand by John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon, in the CNN Original Series, Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal. Produced by Herzog & Company, it is an immersive look inside Nixon's inner circle and the schemes behind closed doors by the Committee to Re-Elect the President that would eventually unravel his presidency. Across four revealing episodes, Dean divulges more than he ever could under oath, shedding new light on the back-channeling, the back-pedaling, and the backstabbing. Featuring rich archival footage and interviews with key insiders who had a front-row seat to the biggest presidential scandal of the 20th century, this series questions if America has learned anything since Watergate or if we as a nation will repeat the past. 


The New StatesmanThe New Statesman
ITV, 1987 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

A British comedy that might be described as a combination of "Yes, Minister" and "Blackadder", this is the story of A. B'Stard, a statesman in the tradition of Genghis Khan, who will stop at nothing to make himself richer and more comfortable.


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