Adapted from the best-selling novel by Martina Cole, The Take is a gripping drama about love, power, jealousy and betrayal *swishes boa*. The four-part serial features a stunning ensemble cast of British talent including Tom Hardy (Bronson, Stuart A Life Backwards), Emmy award winner Brian Cox (Braveheart, The Bourne Supremacy, Deadwood), Kierston Wareing (It’s a Free World, Fish Tank), Charlotte Riley (Easy Virtue),) and Shaun Evans (Teachers). Recently released from prison, aspiring gangster Freddie Jackson vows to make a name for himself in Eighties London, backed by East End kingpin Ozzy, who he met in jail. Joined by his cousin Jimmy, the hoodlum begins his steady rise through the underworld ranks, feeding an insatiable appetite for violence along the way. The second installment is on at 10.00pm and sees the drama move on three years to 1988. The new rave culture promises opportunities for the Jacksons as a market for ecstasy emerges.