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The Salisbury Poisonings: Viewers Left In Tears After Watching Drama On Netflix

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The Salisbury Poisonings: Viewers Left In Tears After Watching Drama On Netflix

If you’re anything like us, you’ve already hunkered down for Christmas – evenings are being spent curled up in front of the TV, scoffing chocolates from a Quality Street tin and flicking through Netflix.

The streaming service is chock-full of incredible TV shows and movies to get hooked one, with The Salisbury Poisonings becoming a popular watch.

You can watch a trailer below.

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Having first aired on the BBC in summer 2020, The Salisbury Poisonings is based on true life events in which former double agent for the British intelligence agencies, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were poisoned with the highly potent Novichok nerve agent in an alleged attempted assassination.

Both Sergei and his daughter survived the attack, however, an unconnected woman named Dawn Sturgess died after she applied some perfume, which later was discovered to contain the agent. A police officer, and a man who gave Sturgess the perfume, were also hospitalised, but all survived.

Anne-Marie Duff stars in the series (Credit: BBC)
Anne-Marie Duff stars in the series (Credit: BBC)

The drama boasts some big name stars, including Anne-Marie Duff as Tracy Daszkiewicz, then the Deputy Director of Population Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England.

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Rafe Spall also stars as DS Nick Bailey. 

Fans have found The Salisbury Poisonings an emotional watch, taking to Twitter to describe their reaction to the four part series.

Fans have described it as an emotional watch (Credit Twitter)
Fans have described it as an emotional watch (Credit Twitter)

“The Salisbury Poisonings on Netflix is so heartbreaking,” wrote one viewer, who added several tearful emojis.

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“Just finished the Salisbury poisonings…. Very easy to forget just how bad and how dangerous it actually was,” added a second. “Emotional watch though and the tragic loss of Dawn Sturgess is put into perspective, hopefully this never happens again.”

A third added: “Just watched The Salisbury Poisonings on Netflix. Massive emotional oof, that one. I knew the story and the reported facts of what happened but this puts such a human angle on it. I was in tears.”

This looks like a vital and emotional watch.

The Salosbury Poisonings is on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Kimberley Bond
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