The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies

The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies is a new BBC drama series which begins on August 29th, and to mark its launch, we had the pleasure of speaking to two of its leading stars, in Alistair Petrie, and Rebekah Staton, who, alongside Marianne Jean-Baptsite, bring a real touch of quality to this already compelling tale.

They talk about their long-standing friendship, the great complexities and depth to their characters, and we even delve into their musical tastes. Spoiler alert: Taylor Swift is mentioned. You can watch both interviews in their entirety below.

Alistair Petrie

Rebekah Staton


Two very different women, formidable PA Alice and best-selling fantasy author Cheryl, become trapped in a complex triangle with Rob, an eccentric, celebrated eco entrepreneur who may be trying to destroy them both.

The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies begins on BBC One and iPlayer from August 29