Masterpiece Contemporary - Endgame
Saturday, November 17at 11:00 p.m.
A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks were held against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail and escalating unrest. The international cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster , Kinky Boots ) as President Thabo Mbeki; William Hurt (Damages ) as Professor Will Esterhuyse; Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone, Trainspotting ) as British businessman and negotiator Michael Young; Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park ) as Young’s boss; and Clarke Peters (“The Wire”) as Nelson Mandela.