Over three episodes, In the Face of Terror, a new series for BBC Two, follows the ordinary people searching for truth and justice following two deadly acts of terror. The first, a hostage crisis in Syria that culminated in seven beheadings by a British executioner, later dubbed ‘Jihadi John’. The other, a far-right attack in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 51 people were shot dead in the city’s mosques.
Both incidents were broadcast to the world on the Internet, changing the face of terror as we know it and making headlines across the globe. What is less known is how the families and friends of those affected fought back.
‘A fascinating, lucid, painful series, which looks set to garner as much deserved kudos as the recent Once Upon a Time in Iraq’ – The Guardian
BBC Two – 3 x 60
Executive Produced By Colin Barr & Ruth Kelly
Produced By Daisy Squires
Series Produced & Directed By Tim Lawton