ITV commissioned five-part drama “The Walk-In,” which is the true story of how a Neo-Nazi plan to kill a Member of Parliament was foiled by an inside man. Starring Stephen Graham, written by Jeff Pope, directed by Paul Andrew Williams, and produced by ITV Studios, the show is set to air on ITV on October 3 for five consecutive weeks.
Award-winning actor Stephen Graham takes the leading role as activist Matthew Collins, a reformed Neo-Nazi, now working as a bona fide journalist for the anti-racist organization Hope not Hate. The drama focuses upon Collins and his work to stop the radicalization of young white men before it begins.
The audience will see him identify a Far Right Neo-Nazi group marking itself out with a youthful clean-cut image, hell bent on creating race war. His modus operandi is to infiltrate such organizations by running moles, or walk-ins, with the goal of publishing information online about their activities to expose and fracture them.
In spite of repeated attempts, he was not able to break into this particular group. Consequently, they continued to grow in strength relatively unchecked until the horrific murder of an MP Jo Cox brought their potential into sharp focus and they became the first Far Right organization to be banned by the government since the Second World War. Although the marches and the social media posts stopped Collins knew the group would only have been driven underground and that he had probably lost all chance of getting information from within. Until one day in March 2017 when he received an email from someone claiming to be a member. A mole ready to talk about a horrific plan to murder a second MP.