d_fleeshman_2015David plays the judge in critically-acclaimed TV drama.

Writer Jack Thorne’s new Channel 4 drama National Treasure is about a fictional faded entertainer called Paul Finchley (played by Robbie Coltrane) accused of grotesque historic sexual crimes.

It’s a four-part drama and its first episode received a rapturous response from the critics.

The Telegraph gave it five stars and said: “This is a hefty landmark drama that favours troubling psychological complexity over soothing moral platitudes.” The Guardian commented: “National Treasure is thoughtful, bold and accomplished, a powerful example of how the issues of a news story can be explored through television drama.”

David Fleeshman will be playing the judge in the trial, a key role as the drama unfolds.

National Treasure continues on Channel 4 on Tuesday at 9pm.

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