Jack Thorne's compelling and timely new four part serial drama, National Treasure, examines accusations of sexual misconduct against a fictional public figure and explores their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial.

Paul Finchley is one half of a much loved comedy double act – a cherished household name with a career that spans several decades. He's not quite as successful as he once was, but nevertheless he's frequently recognised on the street, affectionately called upon by taxi drivers to repeat his famous catchphrase and is a familiar face in the TV schedules. He's a bona fide national treasure.

Then he receives a knock at his door. Faced with an accusation of rape from the 1970s, the life of this adored old man begins to unravel.......

National Treasure - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-09-20

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Treasure (from Latin thesaurus from Greek θησαυρός thēsauros, “treasure store”) is a concentration of riches — often those that originate from ancient history — that is considered lost and/or forgotten until rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure, such as in the British Treasure Act 1996. The phrase “blood and treasure” or “lives and treasure” has been used to refer to the human and monetary costs associated with massive endeavours such as war that expend both.

National Treasure - Copper scroll - Netflix

Thus far, no item mentioned in the scroll has been found. Scholars remain divided on whether the copper scroll represents real burials, and, if so, the total measurements and the owners.

One of the earliest known instances of a document listing buried treasure is the copper scroll, which was recovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls near Qumran in 1952. Believed to have been written between 50 and 100 AD, the scroll contains a list of 63 locations with detailed directions pointing to hidden treasures of gold and silver. The following is an English translation of the opening lines of the Copper Scroll:

1:1 In the ruin which is in the valley of Acor, under 1:2 the steps leading to the East, 1:3 forty long cubits: a chest of silver and its vessels 1:4 with a weight of seventeen talents. KEN

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