This original Israel drama has had audiences gripped to their seats the last few weeks but it all comes to a climactic end in a triple series finale on BBC Four this Saturday. If you have missed episodes, or simply want to re-watch at your will, fear not as Hostages is available to pre-order ahead of its DVD release on 16th March.
The series follows renowned surgeon Dr. Yael Danon (Ayelet Zurer) who is targeted by terrorists the night before she is due to perform surgery on Israeli Prime Minister Shmuel Netzer (Scmil Ben Ari). Danon and her family are threated and held at gunpoint as she is given the most daring ultimatum of her life: kill the Prime Minister or her family dies. The plot thickens as Yael faces the toughest decision of life as she is torn between her duty as a surgeon and the love of her family.
Hostages follows the critically acclaimed Israel drama Prisoners of War and has received rave reviews from both viewers and critics.
‘**** A mysterious, dark portrait of human foibles’ – Little White Lies Magazine
‘****’ - Time out