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Apple Tree Yard 

A provocative thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Based on the novel by Louise Doughty.
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Series cast summary:
Emily Watson ...  Yvonne Carmichael 4 episodes, 2017
Ben Chaplin ...  Mark Costley 4 episodes, 2017
Mark Bonnar ...  Gary Carmichael 4 episodes, 2017
Syreeta Kumar Syreeta Kumar ...  Clerk 4 episodes, 2017
Susan Lynch ...  Susannah 4 episodes, 2017
Olivia Vinall ...  Carrie 4 episodes, 2017
Steven Elder ...  George Selway 4 episodes, 2017
Jack Hamilton ...  Adam / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Assad Zaman ...  Sathnam 3 episodes, 2017
Kezia Burrows ...  Kate Costley / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Steffan Rhodri Steffan Rhodri ...  DI Cleveland 2 episodes, 2017
Frances Tomelty Frances Tomelty ...  Price 2 episodes, 2017
Rhashan Stone ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2017
Lydia Leonard ...  Bonnard 2 episodes, 2017
Adeel Akhtar ...  Jaspreet 2 episodes, 2017
Nick Sampson Nick Sampson ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2017
Wendy Albiston ...  Foreperson of the Jury 2 episodes, 2017
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Married with two grown-up children, Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson) lives a contented, conventional suburban life. But her world spirals into chaos, when a chance encounter leads to an impulsive and passionate affair with a charismatic stranger (Ben Chaplin). Despite all her careful plans to keep her home life and career safe and separate from her affair, fantasy and reality soon begin to overlap and everything she values is put at risk, as a life-changing act of violence leads to a Crown Court trial. Written by BBC Media Centre

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English

Release Date:

22 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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Apple Tree Yard - In un vicolo cieco See more »

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Kudos Film and Television See more »
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Apple Tree Yard is one of the rarest drama on TV which gives a sensible message which makes it worth watching.
30 October 2017 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Apple Tree Yard (2017): I have no idea about this series or the book it was adapted from prior watching this.I just picked up it randomly as it is just 4-episode long and labeled as thriller.This year I already got a surprise in the form of Cardinal (which I have no idea just like this one but Loved it after watching). SO does always random stuff turns out to be better surprises? Plot: Married with two grown-up children, Yvonne Carmichael (Emily Watson) lives a contented, conventional suburban life. But her world spirals into chaos, when a chance encounter leads to an impulsive and passionate affair with a charismatic stranger (Ben Chaplin). Despite all her careful plans to keep her home life and career safe and separate from her affair, fantasy and reality soon begin to overlap and everything she values is put at risk, as a life-changing act of violence leads to a Crown Court trial.

My Review: To be frank Apple Tree Yard could easily fit into a 2hr+ feature film rather than 4-episode series.It doesn't mean that series is bad but it felt slow paced and with that content and some serious writing,this could become one of the best thrillers in film.

Apple Tree Yard is thought provoking effective drama which is a must watch for everyone and it has lot of scenes with amazing sensibilities.Like the scene in which Yvonne bursts out during dinner and how Gary threatens adviser who insults rape victims,the dialogues are very good.And as for the stunning twist right at the end, did you still have Yvonne down as 'a victim' after that? Apple Tree Yard entirely belongs to Emily Watson's stunning performance.She is exceptional as illustrious scientist Yvonne Carmichael, mastering each scene as the action plummets from steamy mid-life trysts with the mysterious Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) to "the first honest depiction of rape on television" – and on to a court case that threatens not just her reputation but her entire existence. Mark Bonnar and Ben Chaplin are also very effective in their roles.

So,Apple Tree Yard is one of the rarest drama on TV which gives a sensible message which makes it worth watching.

My Rating 7.25/10


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