6 x 60'

Kris Mrksa (written and created by), Polly Buckle, Giula Sandler, Inspired from an idea by Gary Madden


Simen Alsvik, Sasha Ransome


Rebecca Davies

Executive Producers

Charlie Hampton, Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke, Kris Mrska


Siobhan Finneran, Nadine Marshall, Katherine Kelly, Barry Ward, Chaneil Kular, David Hayman, Nichola Burley, Aiya Henry

Witness Protection is often glamourised as keeping innocent witnesses safe from harm, but the truth is darker, murkier, and far more complex. Many protected people are themselves convicted criminals. It’s a life of moral compromise. It also involves maximum secrecy – information is on a strictly need-to-know basis.   

Inspired by the first-hand experiences of a long serving witness protection officer, Protection is about what happens when the system breaks down. It’s about a police officer, Detective Inspector Liz Nyles (Siobhan Finneran), who finds herself at the heart of such a breach; personally compromised but determined to fight back and uncover the true source of corruption within her unit. 

As she navigates the morally grey, clandestine world of witness protection, Liz’s mission to find the truth will take her deep into the heart of the criminal underbelly as she becomes more and more torn between caring for her family, her loyalty to her lover and her duty as a police officer. 

Protection is made for ITV and produced in association with All3Media International.

Set to be released in 2025.