Hanging On The Telephone

With the Minister listening in to all radio traffic you need a private way to communicate. Maxine has just the solution.


Scene summaries may contain spoilers
You meet up with Steve, who fills you in on just how angry the Minister is. With him on special measures at Abel for your escape you've only got one hour to sneakily sabotage a relay station.
Maxine and Paula discuss trust with Steve, and discover that food is being rationed at Abel to keep the populace subdued. If the plan to knock out the relay station works there'll be time to regroup.
Everyone's going a little stir crazy living out of two camper vans. During a sleepless night Maxine's come up with a longer term plan for this relay. Steve's disappointed it doesn't involve explosions.
There might be some explosions after all, of the distraction variety. That should give enough time to sneak into the relay station.
Steve sets off his explosion too early, but if you're quick you can throw the smoke bombs inside the tower before the guards realise something's not quite right.
Maxine's counting on the guards' institutional thinking to get them all to leave the building at the same time. They assume the bombs are a fire drill and file out.
Inside the relay station you, Maxine and Paula hide signal bafflers. Steve sees a flaw in that the guards might search the tower once they realise there was no fire drill. Maxine's planned for this with a decoy unexploded bomb.
Once you're a safe distance away you try turning on the comms, and are greeted by Sam's uninterrupted dulcet tones. Your secret comms network is up and running!


Cast listings may contain spoilers
Dr. Maxine Myers
Sally Orrock
Paula Cohen
Victoria Grove
Sam Yao
Philip Nightingale
Steve "The Builder" Sissay
Adam Lannon
Naomi Alderman
Matt Wieteska
Sound Designer
Mark Pittam
Series Created By
Naomi Alderman