The Trick on BBC1 tells the real-life story of the “Climategate Scandal” from 2009 by following world-renowned scientist Professor Philip Jones, the director of climate research at the University of East Anglia who found himself at the centre of an international media storm. 

Jason Watkins stars as Professor Philip Jones who was persecuted when some sections of the media picked up on the emails and used them to debunk the idea of global warming. Victoria Hamilton plays his wife Ruth.

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