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Utopia: Episode 5

The group interrogates Letts and finally learns The Network's endgame for humanity. Meanwhile, Michael negotiates with Geoff, Arby takes Jessica to his birthplace, and Milner puts Ian in touch with a possibly ally.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) May 23, 2013
AU (SBS2) Sep 20, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James Fox
As Assistant
Geraldine James
As Milner
Emilia Jones
As Alice (Alice Ward)
Simon McBurney
As Donaldson
Alistair Petrie
As Geoff
Stephen Rea
As Conran Letts
Ruth Gemmell
As Jen (Jen Dugdale)
Anna Madeley
As Anya (Anya Lutchenko)
Main Cast
Adeel Akhtar
As Wilson Wilson
Fiona O'Shaughnessy
As Jessica Hyde
Paul Higgins
As Michael Dugdale
Oliver Woollford
As Grant Leetham


At the manor, Grant and Ian try to sleep while Letts sits tied to a chair. Grant watches over a sleeping Alice, while Becky goes outside and meets with her contact: Donaldson. He gives her the Thoraxin medication and watches as she injects it. Becky describes her tremors and Donaldson warns that Deal's could be activating. He warns that the drug he gave her is experimental but that the alternative is death. When Becky is finished, Donaldson tells her that Jessica kept a few pages of the manuscript back. She wonders how he knows and Donaldson assures Becky that he knows people and that she needs to stick with him. Becky wonders where the rest of the medication is and Donaldson tells her that she'll get it when she gets him the missing pages...

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Episode Quotes
Conran Letts: You know the person who had the greatest positive impact on the environment of this planet? Genghis Khan, because he massacred 40 million people. There was no one to farm the land, forests grew back, carbon was dragged out of the atmosphere. And had this monster not existed, there'd be another billion of us today, jostling for space on this dying planet.

Arby: It's not easy, is it? Growing up without a childhood. I was brought up in an institution. My room was a cell, really. There was an air vent there. I drew pictures around it, faces to keep the Devil out. I was told I'm like this 'cause of early trauma. I disconnected. A beneficial side effect, I suppose.
Jessica: I know this place.
Arby: It was me. I killed Christos. I tied him to that tree. I broke arms and fingers, tore the skin from his body. And in the end, I opened his stomach, reached inside, and pulled out what was in my hand. I was 15 years old. But he didn't say one word. Didn't speak. Didn't say where you were. That's how much he loved you. I wanted you to know that you were loved, because I wasn't.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDennis Kelly (1)
Executive ProducerDennis Kelly (1)  |  Jane Featherstone  |  Karen Wilson
ProducerRebekah Wray-Rogers
Production DesignerKristian Milsted
EditorDavid Charap
Line ProducerDavid Mason (1)
First Assistant DirectorNickie Sault
Second Assistant DirectorLaura Coggan-Hulmes
MusicCristobal Tapia De Veer
Costume DesignerMarianne Agertoft
GripChris McDonough
Location ManagerJim Allan
Script SupervisorJane Simon
Production CoordinatorLouisa Rawlins
Assistant EditorSimon Smith (1)
Post Production SupervisorShuna Frood
Re-Recording MixerRichard Davey
GafferJoe Macdonald
On-Line EditorOwen Hulme
Director of PhotographyOle Bratt Birkeland
Art DirectorJaney Levick
Script EditorGillian Clarke
Sound RecordistDavid Mitchell (3)
Third Assistant DirectorMatt Jennings
Costume SupervisorNadine Davern
Production AccountantJason Potter (1)
Best BoyDanny Griffiths
Casting AssociateKevin Riddle
Unit ManagerAaron Sutter
ColoristAidan Farrell
Assistant Costume DesignerKatarina Borosova
Casting DirectorJulie Harkin
Dialogue EditorDaniel Green (1)
Production BuyerStephen Craighill
Standby Art DirectorLiz Simpson
Standby PropsTony Rooney  |  Richard Barker
Props MasterJim Mate
1st Assistant CameraJason Walker
Sound MaintenanceRebecca Morgan (1)
Dressing PropsKeiran Lennon  |  Phil Tyreman
Sound DesignerTim Barker (1)
Hair & Make Up ArtistNicola Hughes (2)  |  Amy Brand  |  Holly Lander
Hair & Make - Up DesignerHannah Edwards
Series PublicityAlex Wells
Based On An Original IdeaMark Aldridge (1)  |  Huw Kennair-Jones  |  Clare McDonald
Warning: Utopia season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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