BBC Four Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘The Code’

6 October 2014

Australian drama series The Code will receive its UK premiere on BBC Four on Saturday October 11th at 9pm, it has been announced.


Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, The Code tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.

In the middle of the outback a stolen 4WD collides with a transport truck. Two local kids in the car are hurt. Badly. Someone should have called for help. But they didn’t.

They didn’t because that ‘someone’ works for a major stakeholder in an international research project no-one talks about.

The kids’ accident would have remained a mystery if it weren’t for Ned and Jesse Banks – a young internet journalist desperate for a break, and his troubled hacker brother on a strict good-behavior bond.

Ned and Jesse are gifted a poisoned chalice when a phone video of the outback accident arrives in their in-box. And posting it on-line will cost them more than they ever imagined. Together, they suddenly become the unlikeliest crusaders for democracy.

The decision to dig deeper drags the brothers into the darkest heart of politics, and the web of black marketeers and the international agencies who monitor and manipulate them.

The question is just how far those in authority will go to keep their explosive secret safe.

And just how far the two brothers will go to reveal the truth.



Lucy Lawless as ALEX WISHAM (Spartacus, Top Of The Lake, Xena: Warrior Princess)

Adam Garcia as PERRY BENSON (Camp, Coyote Ugly, Hawthorne)

David Wenham as IAN BRADLEY (Top Of The Lake, Better Man, 300)

Aden Young as RANDALL KEATS (I Frankenstein, Rectify, East West 101)

Chelsie Preston Crayford as SOPHIE WALSH (Underbelly, The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab, Dripping In Chocolate)

Ashley Zukerman as JESSE BANKS (Terra Nova, The Pacific, Rush)

Dan Spielman as NED BANKS (Offspring, Secret Life Of Us, An Accidental Soldier)

Dan Wyllie as LYNDON JOYCE (Tangle, Underbelly, The Broken Shore)