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Red and Blue

Episode 2: Ransomware

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Philip Palmer

Under constant threat from hackers, financial institutions take cyber-security very seriously. A City hedge fund has hired war-gaming expert Bradley Shoreham to test its networks in a planned exercise. Although barely computer literate himself, Shoreham has prepared a whole box of cyber tricks to do battle with the firm's IT experts. And he's prepared to play dirty in order to demonstrate how a multi-million pound business can be brought to its knees.

Written by Philip Palmer
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

The second series of Red and Blue from 2013; Philip Palmer's trilogy that focuses on Bradley Shoreham (Tim Woodward). After leaving the British Army, Shoreham became a Consultant Subject Matter Expert. He spends his working life creating war games for training purposes. Fictional they may be but the higher the level of authenticity the greater their value to the participants. And when governments are paying for training they expect a high return for their money.

In 'Sacrifice', Bradley tries to convince an eminent scientist to take part in a war-game exercise that explores a major pandemic outbreak in the UK.

In 'Shadow', Shoreham finds himself on an oil rig in the North Sea, testing the safety protocols and the rig's security. Show less


Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Malcolm Pemberley:
Michael Bertenshaw
Andrea Harwood:
Lydia Leonard
Danny Webber:
Matthew Watson
Geoff Butcher:
David Seddon
Melissa Ryan:
Philippa Stanton
IT Analyst:
Ben Crowe
Senior Manager:
Hannah Wood


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