The fifth series of this US political drama kicks off tonight. It stars Kerry Washington as DC crisis manager Olivia Pope, who despite her own personal problems is still involved in a long-running affair with her client - the most powerful man in the US. The White House is playing host to the royal family of Caledonia, so that the President can persuade them to let him build a naval base on their soil - but when tragedy strikes, Olivia has to pull out all the stops to ensure their private lives remain so.