The Trick | Preview (BBC One)

Conspiracy thriller based on the events of the 'Climategate' scandal in 2009.



Professor Phil Jones and his team of climatologists at the University of East Anglia find that their work has been hacked by climate change deniers and turned into the first big fake-news story.



The deniers and corporations with vested interests skillfully create the image of climate change as a conspiracy being perpetrated by academic scientists.



Although an inquiry concludes that there was no case for Jones and his team to answer, it has taken a decade for the public perception of the veracity of climate change to recover.


The Trick airs Monday 18th October at 8:30pm on BBC One.