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Anna Paquin plays a powerful publicist and fixer to the stars - including Max Beesley's famous chef Antony Henderson - in the new comedy drama Flack

Anna Paquin plays a powerful publicist and fixer to the stars – including Max Beesley’s famous chef Antony Henderson – in the new comedy drama Flack

We can’t believe nobody had this inspired idea sooner: welcome to Flack, a comedy drama following high-flying PR executive Robyn (Oscar-winner Anna Paquin) as she runs around London clearing up the scandals of her celebrity clients.

Tonight she helps housewives’ favourite Anthony Henderson (Max Beesley), a famous chef with a squeaky-clean image but a fondness for one-night stands.

Can Robyn pull the right strings and stop the papers from running a story?

Flack

Publicity machine (left to right): Rebecca Benson, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Paquinn and Lydia Wilson

Meanwhile, a timid new intern starts at the office, and Robyn’s personal demons are never
far away.

A fascinating glimpse into the murky world of personal publicists and heavily retouched
photographic images…

TV Times rating: ****