The Last Enemy
The Last Enemy is a BBC TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and featuring Robert Carlyle and Max Beesley which first aired on 17 February 2008. The story is set in a near-future United Kingdom and deals with a political cover-up centred around a rogue batch of vaccine which seems to be causing a deadly virus, as well as the moral, social and privacy concerns of TIA (Total Information Awareness) which is a centralized database that can be used to track and monitor anybody effectively by putting all available government information in one place. The story is told through the eyes of a mathematical genius, Stephen Ezard, who is portrayed as a recluse and showing some signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder. (from wikipedia.org)
Stephen Ezard (Benedict Cumberbatch) returns to London to mourn the loss of his brother, Michael, and enters a society now obsessed with surveillance. Searching to make sense of Michael's death, Stephen uncovers secrets about his brother's life - including a wife he never knew Michael had. Taking a government job to trace leads through a powerful new database, Stephen exposes troubling revelations and soon finds himself stalked by a rogue agent (Robert Carlyle). But when Stephen stumbles into an international conspiracy, he realizes that the omnipresent and menacing eye of the government has turned on him. Scripted by Peter Berry, The Last Enemy offers a frenetic ride through the paranoia and politics of a futuristic surveillance society. (from pbs.org)
The Last Enemy - Episode 1
Returning to England for his brother's funeral, Stephen Ezard falls in love with his brother's widow, Yasim, becomes a pawn in a government surveillance scheme, and is pursued by a crazed rogue agent.
The Last Enemy - Episode 2
Noted microbiologists are dying at an alarming rate as Stephen tries to learn the cause of death of the beautiful woman found in his apartment. Yasim suspects that her late husband, Michael, stumbled on the secret before being blown up by a landmine in Afghanistan.
The Last Enemy - Episode 3
Stephen and Yasim join forces with rogue agent Russell to get to the bottom of a bio-weapons conspiracy that may be connected to a government surveillance program called Total Information Awareness (TIA).
The Last Enemy - Episode 4
Stephen and Yasim try to find the truth about a mysteriously contaminated hepatitis B vaccine. Stephen ends up stripped of his identity and homeless.
The Last Enemy - Episode 5
Sent to retrieve blood samples from refugees dying from the contaminated vaccine, Stephen has a startling revelation that sends him racing to expose the truth before all evidence is destroyed.
George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. A film released in 1984 and a TV program aired in 1954 under the title Nineteen Eighty-Four.