Do you know the TV series 24?
Fox may be a totally unsavoury station with its redneck political attitudes, but they've got a great programme here! It's a political thriller about terrorism (what else) with an abundance of suspense, and all that in real time, i.e. there's no fast forwards or anything. Makes you wonder why it hasn't been done before (to my knowledge) - maybe the scripts authors just haven't been imaginative enough to cram so many parallel strings of action together? Real time just may be interesting, after all ... ;-)
Watch it, it is on quite a few European stations these days. I recommend this because it is uncut and original.