Luton’s most illustrious thespian Colin Salmon appears in the new cult Sky event series 24.
The former Ashcroft High deputy head boy plays General Coburn in the spin-off from the TV drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.
The new series takes place in London and compresses a whole day into just 12 episodes - although true to form, each instalment is played in real time.
Stephen Fry plays the British prime minister meeting with his American counterpart amid public outcry over a proposed new military vase to deploy drones.
It’s four years since the critically-acclaimed drama was last on our screens. And although it’s won numerous awards, it’s also been criticised for its negative depiction of Muslims and portrayal of torture.
Colin – who’s been in three Bond movies and was much fancied in Strictly – is mesmerising as an intelligent, powerful and fiercely loyal man who does not suffer fools gladly.