Russian spy poisoning

The Salisbury Poisonings & the woman at the centre of the new BBC drama

Tracy Daszkiewicz talks to Ev Ex about her role and meeting the writers behind the series
Have you been watching BBC One's The Salisbury Poisonings? The three-part series is based on the events of March 2018, when the Wiltshire cathedral city faced one of the biggest threats to UK public health in recent years.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped and foaming at the mouth on a city centre bench, having been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok.

At the centre of the drama is Tracy Daszkiewicz, the director of public health for Wiltshire. In reality, she had an integral role in the response to the poisoning.

Tracy spoke to Declan Harvey about the lasting impact of that time on her; meeting the writers behind the drama and the actress (Anne-Marie Duff) who portrays her.