About the show
Blackout is a drama series starring Christopher Eccleston as Daniel Demoys a man who feels a stranger in his own life. Over the years he has gone from being an idealistic young man with desire to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. His life is now a complete mess and he is drinking heavily and suffering with blackouts. He has also been passing council contract details to local businessman Henry Pulis.
1x01 -- Jul 02, 2012 -- When a row between between Daniel and Henry things end up getting out of control, when a drunk Daniel beats Pulis brutally, leaving him in a coma. Daniel turns to his sister Lucy, a lawyer, for help. Lucy is representing Nelson Venner, a young man who has been speaking out against drug gangs. Lucy and Venner are giving some press statement as a car slows down and a gun appears from the window. Daniel ends up throws himself in front of Venner, and is the one who ends up being shot. After Daniel wakes in hospital, he has no idea that his impulsive act is all over the news. Henry Pulis lies in intensive care and Daniel is feeling guilty and desperate to pay for his sins. After political consultant Jerry Durrans come to see Daniel, he suggests that he could be a viable candidate in the city's first mayoral election.
1x02 -- Jul 09, 2012 -- Daniel becomes mayor and starts his quest for redemption. Sylvie reaches out to Daniel as she finds it hard to deal with trouble at home. Ruth starts to piece together the truth about her father. Detective Bevan begins to question the integrity of the Pulis investigation and becomes drawn into a web of lies.
1x03 -- Jul 16, 2012 -- Daniel is faced with a tough dilemma. He either has to confront the dark forces at work in the political machine and put his family's safety at risk or play the game and live with the consequences. Sylvie has no choice but to face up to reality, while Bevan's life hangs in the balance. Daniel finds out more about the extent of the cover-up. Ruth makes some surprising discoveries of her own.