This two part ITV drama opens in the 1980s with a mother and daughter stopping off at a lake; while there the young girl, Jane Phillips, witnesses her mother's murder. Cutting to the present she now has a child of her own and is expecting another. While going to hospital for a routine check-up she is convinced the man she bumps into is the killer. She reports this to the police but the man, eminent oncologist Andrew Rawlins, denies all knowledge of the event and the fact that Jane suffers from depression and has been 'sure' somebody else did it before won't help her case. Still an accusation has been made and DI Alison Hall really wants to close this case before she retires as it was the first murder case she ever worked on. When DNA evidence shows that Rawlins' blood doesn't match that found at the scene Jane still insists he is the killer and even those closest to her start to abandon her.
This wasn't a bad two part drama but it did feature some fairly obvious clichés; the retiring cop determined to close a case, an accused man who appears to beyond reproach and a witness who nobody believes
including her husband and father. The conclusion wasn't a surprise but how it was done was rather clever
I wouldn't have figured it out if I hadn't seen something very similar in a CSI type programme quite recently! The cast do a decent job; Claire Goose is suitably disturbed as Jane, Peter Firth is good as Rawlins; convincing yet still suspicious and Pippa Haywood does well as DI Hall; it was nice to see a cop played in a fairly understated way. Overall this was a decent drama; certainly worth spending a couple of hours watching.
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