The Honourable Woman is British production, a political – spy thriller created by Hugo Brick (credited for The Shadow Line and Sensitive Skin) and aired by BBC and SundanceTV. This show follows the story of Nessa Stein, portrayed by Maffie Hyllenhall (better known for her roles in movie like Hysteria or The Dark Knight), the Baroness Stein of Tilbury, a businesswoman of Anglo-Israeli origins. She is head of her father’s arms business, the Stein Group, that she inherited eight years ago. Because of the company’s philanthropic activities she has been appointed a life peer.
But soon enough Nessa finds herself at the center of an international conspiracy when she continues to promote the idea of reconciliation between Israel and Palestine.
The Honorable Woman is a powerful story about trust, about the uncensored, brutal world that we live and do not like to think of. It touches the most uncomfortable subjects of security and the threats that we face today, and it does so on with a most thrilling and gripping narrative.
First Aired: July 3, 2014
Air Day: Thursday
Air Time: 9:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Network: BBC Two
Genre: Drama, Mini-Series, Thriller