Adrian Johnston has been tapped to score the upcoming BBC original mini-series Close to the Enemy. The 6-parter is created by Stephen Poliakoff and stars Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, Alfie Allen, Charity Wakefield, Angela Bassett and Alfred Molina. The series is set during World War II and follows a British intelligence officer whose final task for the Army is to convince a captured German scientis to hand over cutting-edge military technology crucial to national security – the jet engine. Poliakoff has written and directed all episodes. Helen Flint (Longford), Hilary Bevan Jones (Pirate Radio) and Colin Callender (Wolf Hall) are producing the project. Johnston has previously scored Poliakoff’s mini-series Dancing on the Edge, as well as several movies from the writer/director including Glorious 39 and Capturing Mary. Close to the Enemy will premiere later this year in the UK on BBC Two and in the U.S. on Starz.
As previously reported, Johnston’s upcoming projects also include the ITV/PBS movie Churchill’s Secret starring Michael Gambon.