A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.


Mike Bartlett
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Series cast summary:
Suranne Jones ...  Dr. Gemma Foster 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Bertie Carvel ...  Simon Foster 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Tom Taylor ...  Tom / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Ros Mahendra / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Shazia Nicholls Shazia Nicholls ...  Julie 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Jodie Comer ...  Kate Parks / ... 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Victoria Hamilton ...  Anna 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Adam James ...  Neil 7 episodes, 2015-2017
Sara Stewart ...  Susie Parks 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Neil Stuke ...  Chris Parks / ... 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Martha Howe-Douglas ...  Becky 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  Carly 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Gordon Ward / ... 5 episodes, 2015-2017


Doctor Gemma Foster's life is about to be torn apart. She's a talented family doctor at the heart of her community, a loving wife and mother, a woman people can trust. But her world is fractured the moment she suspects her husband, Simon, of having an affair. Determined to discover the truth, Gemma unearths dark secrets that threaten everything she loves. As her life and the lives of her patients and family are thrown into chaos, only one thing is certain - Gemma will find herself behaving in ways she could never have imagined.

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Can you ever really know someone?




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Chilling Shakespearean drama
21 November 2016 | by smoky_circlesSee all my reviews

One of a kind relationship-horror with strong Shakespearean elements of personas and duplicity, betrayal, obsession, jealously, revenge, conniving and plotting, and distrust.

As the viewer we are constantly made extremely paranoid and horrified by the protagonist's life. Constant threats from every side and not a single person to trust. Suranne Jones is absolutely terrific as the two faced doctor who is highly composed and calculating, while a seething wreck inside.

It also portrays the curse of the professional woman -- of how she's "unlikeable," a damnation that often means her doom.

There is no sympathetic character, no hero and villain. And just as how some people hate Hamlet, while others are fascinated by him, so will many viewers hate Gemma, while others will be glued to the screen to watch her every move and expression.

It's also in sorts almost a semi-Lynchian small-town mystery, where everyone has a secret, everyone is very close, yet no one can be trusted.

An amazing and gripping show that makes a intense and horrific portrayal of something as domestic as marriage and it's complications (an understatement). Carrying strong tones of paranoia, calculated revenge, depiction of "natural" misogyny, and with undertones of misanthropy, this show will give you knots and chills and keep you hooked.

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Release Date:

9 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned See more »

Filming Locations:

Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

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2.35 : 1
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