Going Wrong: The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (ITV 1998 with James Callis and Josephine Butler)

UK / ITV – Meridian – United – Blue Heaven / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 1998

Writer: Julian Bond / Story: Ruth Rendell / Music: Brian Bennett / Costume Design: Rita Angell / Production Design: Christine Ruscoe / Producer: Neil Zeiger / Director: Matthew Evans

Thriller serial. When Guy and Leonora’s relationship comes to an end it threatens to boil over into tragedy. Guy and Leonara had met at school and whilst Leonara was from a wealthy background for a time she found herself drifting into a life of crime with Guy, later as adults Guy is unable to let go and events come to a head when Leonara reveals she is going to get married.

An entry in the Ruth Rendell Mysteries series, this was quite a strong thriller that at times was spoiled by some risible flashbacks to the leads as teenagers.

JAMES CALLIS as Guy Curran
JOSEPHINE BUTLER as Leonora Chisholm
INDAY BA as Celeste Seton
RICK WARDEN as William Newton
SARA KESTELMAN as Tessa Mandeville