The fallout in a chemistry teacher's life after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver.




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Series cast summary:
Denise Gough ...  Paula 3 episodes, 2017
Tom Hughes ...  James 3 episodes, 2017
Siobhán Cullen ...  Morgan 3 episodes, 2017
Sean McGinley ...  Terry 3 episodes, 2017
Aoibhinn McGinnity Aoibhinn McGinnity ...  Crystal 3 episodes, 2017
Jane Brennan Jane Brennan ...  Gemma 3 episodes, 2017
Owen McDonnell ...  McArthur 3 episodes, 2017
Emily Taaffe ...  Laurence 3 episodes, 2017
Jonny Holden Jonny Holden ...  Callum 3 episodes, 2017
Amelie Metcalfe Amelie Metcalfe ...  Mary 3 episodes, 2017
David Herlihy David Herlihy ...  Hogan 2 episodes, 2017
Edward MacLiam ...  Philip 2 episodes, 2017
Ciarán McMenamin ...  McGlynn 2 episodes, 2017
Aislín McGuckin ...  Diane 2 episodes, 2017
Rachael Dowling Rachael Dowling ...  Mrs. Morecroft 2 episodes, 2017
Marty Maguire Marty Maguire ...  Builder 2 episodes, 2017
Dylan Breen Dylan Breen ...  David 2 episodes, 2017
Skye McClenaghan Skye McClenaghan ...  Orla 2 episodes, 2017
Olivia Feron Olivia Feron ...  Madeline 2 episodes, 2017
Una Carroll Una Carroll ...  Teacher 2 episodes, 2017


The fallout in a young chemistry teacher's life, after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver. There is an instant, animalistic, spark of attraction before they become locked in a dance of mutual destruction. Only one can survive, but their actions will take a terrifying toll on all those around them. Written by BBC Two

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After regret comes revenge.


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Jane Brennan (Gemma), Emily Taaffe (Laurence) & Amelie Metcalfe (Mary) all worked together on Paula (2017) as Deirdre York, Suzi Carroll & Mia Carroll respectively. See more »

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As a crime/thriller/mystery addict that I am, there's nothing more thrilling than watching a new great show! This is the TV at it's best: brilliant choice of actors, directing is a spot on, well thought- through script, no pathetic overdoing of characters, everything runs smoothly, keeping you interested and involved. Can't remember when was the last time that I actually yelled at the screen 'NOO!Don't kill him! NOOOO!!!' ;)

I was pleasantly surprised with the first episode but still on guard where it would take us... Now, after the second one I'm hooked, I'm all in, love it, every single bit of it! It broke my heart realizing it's only a three part series, but I do understand the reasons behind it, making it longer would possibly ruin the show. It was a good choice imho.

Actors are perfect in their roles, I believe them 100% in everything they say and do. Gorgeous Tom Huges, whom I watched in 'Realive' just recently- didn't even recognize him in this role, handsome devil... I hope he'll get many more main, diverse roles that will allow him to shine through, he deserves it. Denise Gough should give lessons to Kristen Stewart and few others how to pull out the messed up yet likable character, no overacting or biting her nails to depict her escapism, she just IS and we are with her; from living the uneventful life as a teacher, apparently grounded and somewhat emotionless, into cursing her poor 'love' choices, to feeling the panic rising, standing in the eye of the storm with her. From thinking of her being an odd choice for this role I switched into applauding to whomever chose her cause I can't imagine anyone else playing this role any better.

Can't wait to see the final episode, especially after the second one ended with a total surprise for me, 'What now?!?' is all I can say, hoping with all my heart the finale won't let us down...

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