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Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.

Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.

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White Dragon is a conspiracy thriller created by screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton & Jonny Stockwood. The series begins when Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down. Jonah discovers his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.

As Jonah makes his way through the labyrinthine city for the first time, Xo International looms large in the background. There are protesters in the street railing against the luxury flats that Xiaodong Xo is building on land that was intended for affordable housing. If property is Hong Kong’s most precious jewel, then Xo is what you’d call Hong Kong’s property king. As a candidate for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive election, Xo is certainly not a man who represents the many.

Not long after arriving, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife – she was married to another man. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah and David Chen are drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy. Together the two men are forced to reconcile with each other, as the truth about Megan becomes too great and unwieldy for either to handle on their own. Megan didn’t die in an accident – she was killed.

At the heart of the show are Jonah and David. Jonah Mulray is a cautious, mild-mannered professor. In many ways he is the polar opposite of David Chen - a single-minded ex-cop with an impulsive and at times violent streak. After David confirms Jonah’s suspicions that Megan was murdered, these two will be fused together as they search for answers, both are fundamentally trying to understand what kind of marriage they had with Megan. Which one of them did she really love? Did their relationships with her amount to anything more than a lie?

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Episode 6, Series 1

Sunday August 25 at 10:30pm

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Episode 6 | Series 1

Xo's political campaign ramps up. Lau confesses to where she got the money. Is the person who paid Megan, the same as the person who paid Kai?

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday August 30 at 8:30pm

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Episode 1 | Series 1

Professor Jonah Mulray's life is turned upside down when he discovers his wife Megan is killed in a car crash in Hong Kong.

Episode 7, Series 1

Sunday September 1 at 10:30pm

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Episode 7 | Series 1

Xo is the ideal ally for confidential commercial and trade intel. It's this dynamic that put Megan in jeopardy and unbeknownst to Jonah and David, it continues to threaten Lau.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday September 6 at 8:30pm

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Episode 2 | Series 1

After Megan's final heartbreaking phone message, Jonah tries to convince David that she was killed. But his search for proof uncovers further secrets that force him to question whether…

Episode 8, Series 1

Sunday September 8 at 10:30pm

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Episode 8 | Series 1

The walls only close in further after David and Jonah follow Xo to the site where Lau is held captive. It's time for Jonah to seek justice and see how far he's come.

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday September 13 at 8:30pm

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Episode 3 | Series 1

When Jonah realizes Megan was involved with Hong Kongs most dangerous players, he'll start to wonder whether those closest to her may know more than they've let on

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday September 20 at 8:30pm

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Episode 4 | Series 1

Jonah finds himself further adrift from David . Accompanied by Arthur, Jonah makes his way to confront Xo.

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