Britannia is set in AD 43 as the Roman army invades a Britain that does not yet have a Carphone Warehouse on every high street or a Boots, and hasn’t got into the Europe it will later wish to get out of. Instead, it is a ‘cursed land’ beset by warring tribes and demons and standing stones and spiritual rituals and druids who are in touch with ‘the underworld’.
Kiri is not quite there. Yet. Like National Treasure, which explored historic sex abuse, this is also a hot-potato drama. Here we’re concerned with interracial adoptions and the nature of social work, which is performed almost invisibly, becoming visible only when it all goes wrong and media witchhunts ensue