The murder trial continues, with Costley's lawyer Bonnard basing her defence on evidence that Costley suffers from a personality disorder which would have impeded his ability to react normally during...
The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.
Brían F. O'Byrne,
As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.
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
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This is a two CD four part mini series, but I had the entire story figured out within the first hour. I knew every plot point, every turning point by then, and I pretty much watched the rest of it to see if I was right.
I was. Any discerning movie watcher would be.
WARNING - NO SPOILERS HERE, BUT I knew Mark's background and "story", who would kill whom and who would be surprised by it, and what legal arguments would be made in court (all the stupid mistakes as the story progressed gave THAT away,) I knew what the verdict would be, and I knew all that before the end of episode one.
But even beyond that, the inciting incident was improbable. I mean, no 52 year old married woman would have sex with a (married) man she'd just met minutes before, whose name she didn't even know, especially not in a closet in an empty museum. By age 52, women no longer can claim the innocence of youth. By then,they know better, and have had enough experience with men to know where it can lead. Directly to TROUBLE, either short term or long term or both.
I did learn something new, though - the physiological reason rape victims don't report. That was interesting.
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