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The Salisbury Poisonings


The Salisbury Poisonings (2020) is a docudrama based on the 2018 poisoning by nerve agent of Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent and his daughter, Ulia Skripal, in the City of Salisbury England.

The Skripal poisonings resulted in a police officer - Nick Bailey (Rafe Spall) - being poisoned, and later, a couple - Dawn Sturgess (MyAnna Buring) and Charlie Rowley (Johnny Harris) - who found the perfume bottle containing the nerve agent and applied it to themselves.

According to the series, Dawn Sturgess' daughter is in kinship care with her grandparents, Caroline (Stella Gonet) and Stan Sturgess (Ron Cook).

In a 2020 Guardian article, Caroline and Stan Sturgess say they cooperated with the making of the series because they were unhappy with the way that Dawn had been represented in the media "as a hopeless addict".

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