From Darkness (BBC-1 2015 with Anne Marie Duff and Johnny Harris)


UK / BBC One / 2015 / 4 episodes (60 minutes)

Cast: Anne Marie Duff, Johnny Harris, Richard Rankin, Cora Tsang, Caroline Lee Johnson

Ex-constable Claire Church has fled her dark past by escaping to the remote Western Isles with her partner, Norrie. But no matter how far she runs, she can’t escape the shadows cast by her history.

As decades-old bodies are unearthed on a Manchester building site, the darkness threatens to fracture Claire’s life once more.

DCI John Hind immediately suspects the bodies are connected to a case that dates back to 1998: women who were reported missing, but few cared about – apart from his former protégé, Claire. Harassed by his own impending misconduct investigation, Hind realises there’s only one option available – he must reconnect with Claire.

John’s reappearance rocks Claire, threatening the idyllic, yet fragile, life she’s built with her family. Desperate, John appeals to Claire’s conscience and sense of guilt to help him catch the killer. But is John there to win justice, or Claire?

Torn between her desire to help those women she believed she failed all those years ago and a fear of the darkness that once engulfed her, Claire must choose a path. All she really wants is peace, but with the past bleeding irreversibly into the present, Claire can’t hide any longer – especially when a new body is discovered, carrying a message for her future.