Very first draft The Silent Russian screenplay
My primary writing project, a trilogy, has evolved over many years. From the outset, the theme has been deception linked to the morality of the privileged and entitled class in British politics. I am adapting the story to a screenplay for a TV Pilot. This is the very first draft. Following discussions with a person in the TV industry, the ultimate aim (wish!!) would be three series and six episodes.
Re-reading the script many times, I have a feeling that I may have introduced too much up-front and the pace may be too fast.
The idea for the story originated as a result of a January 1990 meeting, two months after the breaching of the Berlin Wall, in a Moscow apartment at which the future of the Soviet Union and, more specifically, Motherland Russia. Communist Party officials, the KGB and emerging entrepreneurs (future oligarchs) attended the meeting. The main thrust of the meeting was to discuss the strategy to mitigate the inevitable humiliation of the Soviet Union being losers of the Cold War and how to restore the Motherland to its rightful place on the world stage. My story is fiction and not in any way faction. Some work I did in the former Soviet Union in 2004 inspired me to include the idea that the KGB strategy would also involve the UK leaving the European Union.
So how does the theme of deception fit into the story?
The overall premise is that the collapse of the Soviet Union and "losing" the Cold War had been part of a long term KGB three-pronged “Triple-Edge” strategy of deception and to instigate socio-economic disruption in Europe, notably the United Kingdom.
Deception is evident within and between the former KGB, MI6, Politicians (British, French, Italian and Russian), Italian and Russian Mafias, right-wing groups and the City of London as part of their interactions with the privileged and entitled class in British politics.