Award-winning drama series about the international heroin trade - a frank and compelling chronicle of the drug's clandestine journey from the fields of Pakistan to the streets of the UK
Runtime: 60 minutes
Traffik - Traffik (miniseries) - Netflix
Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers, dealers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama. The 2000 crime drama film Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was based on this television serial. In turn, the 2004 American television miniseries Traffic was based on both versions.
Traffik - Reception - Netflix
The miniseries currently has an average rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. Writer Suan C. Boyd acknowledges the miniseries for giving different perspectives of the global war on drug trade, going as far as to claim that Traffik is the only film sample that includes the poppy grower in depth.