Too Close

3 x 60 for ITV

“How could a woman do what she did? I’m going to get inside that head of hers. She’s going to tell me everything. No games.”

 

Written by actress and author, Clara Salaman and produced by Snowed-In Productions in association with all3media, Too Close is a three-part drama based on the novel of the same title under the pseudonym Natalie Daniels. Too Close has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama Polly Hill.

 

The mini series is the powerful story of how two women become dangerously close when fate forces them together. Dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robinson is not easily shocked.  She’s worked with her fair share of high security patients.  Then she’s sent to assess Connie for trial.   Connie has a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and starts to brutally exploit them.  Their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing undercurrents.

 

Can Emma find out what happened on the night of the crime?  Or what happened to turn Connie into a monster? She tries to understand Connie, and her complicated relationship with her beautiful best friend, Ness, which seems to have made her snap.  But as Emma tries to uncover the truth behind the madness and learn what triggered Connie’s despicable behaviour, it seems that her attempts to see justice done may destroy her instead.

 

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“Working with Clara Salaman on this adaption of her novel has been a joy.  She is a bright new talent to screenwriting and it is a testament to her writing that Emily Watson, one of our finest and most accomplished actors, has signed up to play the part of ‘Emma’.  Clara’s scripts are consistently gripping, with three compelling and brilliantly realised women at their heart.  I can’t wait to work with Polly Hill and ITV to bring them to life.

Ruth Kenley-Letts, Snowed-In

 

“Too Close is a brilliant script were you are never sure who has the power - the psychologist or her patient, or whether Connie is the monster she’s portrayed as. I’m delighted that Emily Watson is going to play Emma, who will be phenomenal and I’m looking forward to working with Ruth Kenley-Letts and the team at Snowed-In Productions to bring this fantastic adaptation to ITV.”  

Polly Hill, Head of Drama, ITV

Mrs Wilson

3 x 60 for BBC One

four

nominations

including best mini-series and leading actress

Inspired by a true story, this three-part drama was set in 1960s London, 1940s London and India in the 1930s.

 

In 1963, Alison Wilson thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming that to be the 'real Mrs Wilson'. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s love for her - but is instead led into a world of dark and troubling secrets. Alec was a British spy and a best-selling novelist...but what else besides? Where did his truth end and his fiction begin? Alison will be pushed to the very brink to find out.

Ruth Wilson, who starred in the drama and was also an Executive Producer, said; "I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story and the BBC is the perfect home for it."

Ruth Kenley-Letts, Snowed-In Productions Executive Producer commented: “Any commission is thrilling for a young company but even more so when the project is as exciting as this.  It’s an honour to have been entrusted with this family’s remarkable story, and a privilege to have been able to work with the talented Anna Symon at the helm.  To take on such a complex, moving and challenging family history is a huge responsibility and she’s done an outstanding job.  It’s a truly riveting script.  We can’t wait to bring it to life.”

Mrs Wilson was commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore and was produced by Snowed-In Productions for BBC One. Written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers). Executive Producers were Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther), Ruth Kenley-Letts (Strike, The Casual Vacancy), and Neil Blair (Strike, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) for Snowed-In Productions and Lucy Richer for the BBC.

The Telegraph 

The Times

The Independent

The Daily Mail

'A remarkable story'

The Telegraph

'It’s excellent: understated, rather lovely to look at, beautifully acted. Above all, I think it has something quite subtle to say about the way we all make stories of our lives, sometimes with fatal consequences.'

NewStatesman

‘Secrets, lies, spies, subterfuge, bigamy . . . Mrs Wilson is a cupboard of skeletons that instantly falls into the “stranger than fiction” category'

The Times

'A compellingly sinister whodunnit'

The Guardian

'Scandalous stuff'

Den of Geek

' The sense of suburban alienation in this everyday story of spies and deception is beautifully maintained'

The Evening Standard

'A powerfully intriguing piece of work'

The Spectator

‘This complex blend of deception and romance proved to be even better than hoped.’  

The Daily Mail

'An engrossing story, stranger than fiction'

Radio Times

'Beautifully made'

Financial Times