I came across a reference for this mini-series that aired in May on ITV. Has anyone seen it?Midnight Man
Thursday 8 May
Max (James Nesbitt) is a former journalist with a chronic fear of daylight, reduced to raking through bins for cheap celebrity stories which he sells to the tabloids to earn a living. But things are about to change.
Two Iranian cousins are murdered - one active in human rights, the other completely apolitical. Max uncovers some evidence which suggests a cover up and suspects he’s on to a proper story at last. But with his track record as an occasionally unreliable conspiracy theorist, will any one believe him? He needs hard evidence.
Max links the killings to a small policy group, Defence Concern, whose aim is to place defence and national security at the top of the political agenda.
He also comes to the horrifying realisation that there’s a death squad at work in the UK, which appears to be targeting pro-Islamists. And worse, these murders appear to have been committed with the blessing of the Government’s Defence Secretary.
Max believes that the gang of vigilantes mistakenly killed the wrong cousin and are trying to hide their crime.
He finds an unlikely ally in right wing Alice Ross (Catherine McCormack) – a policy adviser with Defence Concern. Despite her personal politics, Alice fears the group crossed a serious ethical line. Although Max finds her control-freakery exasperating and she is far from enamoured by his own eccentricities, the two strike up an uneasy friendship as they struggle to expose the truth.http://www.itv.com/Drama/contemporary/MidnightMan/Episodeguide/default.html