Episodes

Identity: Second Life (ITV1 5 Jul 2010 with John Hopkins)

UK / ITV1 Network – ITV Studios / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 5 July 2010 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Ed Whitmore / Director: Brendon Maher

Series: Identity / Season 1 Episode 1

In Second Life, the opening episode of Identity, Martha Lawson is heading up a specialist police unit tackling identity theft, her right hand man is the maverick detective inspector John Bloom. Their first case sees them dealing with Justin Curtis who is in serious trouble accused of a hit and run on a woman called Audrey Byrne.

He pleads his innocence claiming he has been set up by someone called “Smith”, digging into similar cases Bloom becomes convinced that Curtis is telling the truth and that “Smith” is making a habit of targeting people who are having affairs. If Bloom and Martha can persuade Curtis to come clean they might just have a chance on uncovering “Smith”.

A good strong opening despite some obvious plot exposition dialogue about the whole reason for the squad being in existence. And also as is the way with modern drama it was also overly violent, especially when it came to showing the hit and run.

guest cast
JOHN HOPKINS as Justin Curtis
DANIEL LAPAINE as John Tudor
AGNI SCOTT as Adile Kemal
LORRAINE BURROUGHS as Sophie Curtis
JOSH McGUIRE as Peter Coulson
ALEKSANDRA MIKIC as Atif
KEN BONES as Hailit Kemal
DOROTHY DUFFY as Audrey Byrne
JANINE WOOD as Ursula Coulson
CHIPO CHUNG as Michelle Fielding
HEATHER BLEASDALE as DS Carol Field
SUE VINCENT as Female Foster Parent
BRIGID ZENGENI as Woman Eyewitness
CHIPO CHUNG as Michelle Fielding
CHETNA PANDYA as Woman Doctor
PAUL COURTENAY HYU as Heathlinks Manager
KERRI MCLEAN as Teacher
BARRY McGEE as Wounded Policeman