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A soon to be released Six-part action-packed investigation drama series from Euston Films



An action-packed investigation drama, full of thrills and spills, daring heroics and heart-racing plot twists, all set on a runaway train.

The six-part BBC1 series created by BAFTA-winning writer Nick Leather (The Control Room, Mother’s Day) will see passengers battling to save themselves during a sleeper train journey from Glasgow to London.

Told in real-time across 6, nail-biting hours, this modern take on the old classic is sure to have audiences on the edge of their seats, right to the end of the line. As a sleeper train sets off from Glasgow to London, on the usually peaceful overnight journey, a serious incident leaves a crowd of passengers trapped inside and speeding off into the night with no escape. The government agency tasked with investigating this national nightmare, wage battle with an anonymous villain – or could it be international forces outside their control? – to stop the sleeper before it’s too late. A genius government employee in London and a fearless passenger stranded on the sleeper train, are forced to work together under intense pressure to save the day, or more accurately the night.

Gaynor Holmes, Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama, says: “Nick Leather’s ingenious scripts combine a fantastic premise with a nail-biting plot and characters you will root for. We can’t wait to bring Nightsleeper hurtling on to the BBC — viewers will definitely want to catch it.”