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In a toxic work culture, what would you do to survive?


Sam is a hard-headed manager at a family-run business in the North West. However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception she is forced to reckon with not only murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well.

Series Cast

  1. Rakhee Thakrar as Maya Benshaw

    Rakhee Thakrar

    Maya Benshaw

    4 Episodes

  2. Dominic Vulliamy


    4 Episodes

  3. Amy Leeson

    Amy Dixon

    4 Episodes

  4. Maxine Peake as Sam Thompson

    Maxine Peake

    Sam Thompson

    4 Episodes

  5. Alison Steadman as Anita Jenkins

    Alison Steadman

    Anita Jenkins

    4 Episodes

  6. Ben Batt as Owen Jenkins

    Ben Batt

    Owen Jenkins

    4 Episodes

  7. Susan Wokoma as DI Eve Preston

    Susan Wokoma

    DI Eve Preston

    4 Episodes

  8. Zoë Tapper as Vanessa Jenkins

    Zoë Tapper

    Vanessa Jenkins

    4 Episodes

  9. Callie Cooke as Tess Jones

    Callie Cooke

    Tess Jones

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2022 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Rules of the Game premiered on January 11, 2022.

Episode 4

(1x4, January 19, 2022) Season Finale

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Rules of the Game
Rules of the Game


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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