Leading Actress BAFTA TV Award Nominee: Denise Gough, Leading Actress BAFTA TV Award Nominee: Emily Watson
The story centers around dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma, who is assigned to work with Connie, a mother accused of a despicable crime. She must assess whether the ‘yummy mummy monster’ is fit to stand trial and hopes that the high profile case will make her career. But her sessions with Connie quickly become a complex psychological game of cat and mouse with confusing sexual undercurrents.
Connie has a searing insight into Emma’s insecurities and brutally exploits them. It isn’t clear whether she is hoping to manipulate Emma to gain her freedom, or simply toying with Emma for her own entertainment. Over time, Emma starts to understand what turned Connie into a monster, but it also seems that she may be getting too close to a woman who is beyond redemption. Can Emma see that justice is done without destroying herself in the process?
‘Gough and Watson are two of our best actresses. Watching them go head to head is a treat.’
‘…boasts one of the most convincing cat-and-mouse games ever seen on screen.’
‘Bravo. Unclichéd, intelligent, dark, unpredictable, it was a terrific piece of writing by Clara Salaman and a haunting performance from Denise Gough.’