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One Of Us (BBC-1 2016, Juliet Stevenson, Joanna Vanderham)

One Of Us

Strong four part thriller One Of Us takes us into the dark heart of a Scottish Highland village where are a newly married couple are murdered.

Adam Elliot and Grace Douglas are childhood sweethearts, just back from their honeymoon when they are brutally murdered. Their families, neighbours in the remote Scottish Highland village of Braeston, are devastated. But their world is turned upside down when the murderer arrives on their doorstep the night after the killing. A storm has been raging, and his car comes off the road. When the two families find him, badly injured, they are faced with a terrible dilemma…

In the search for answers, skeletons are unearthed and old wounds reopened. Everyone has secrets, but when the lines between right and wrong, good and bad, true and false, become blurred, how do you cope with the lasting and deadly consequences?

Co-writer Jack Williams said of the series “the question of ‘what would you do?’ is in every aspect of the story, from the murders to the secrets that come out about these families. There’s about five or six stories that will hopefully make people question what they would have done differently, and challenge the perception of what right and wrong is.”

One Of Us

Joe Dempsie as Rob Elliot.

This is Harry and Jack Williams’ second thriller after their breakthrough series The Missing. It clearly proves they have a strong handle on the genre.

production details
UK / BBC One – Two Brothers Pictures – BBC Studios /4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Tuesday 23 August – Tuesday 13 September 2016

Writers: Harry and Jack Williams / Executive Producer: Christopher Aird / Producer: Colin Wratten / Director: William McGregor

cast
Juliet Stevenson as Louise Elliot
Joanna Vanderham as Claire Elliot
Laura Fraser as Juliet
Joe Dempsie as Rob Elliot
John Lynch as Bill Douglas
Georgina Campbell as Anna
Julie Graham as Moira Douglas
Cristian Ortega as Jamie Douglas
Steve Evets as Andrew
Gary Lewis as Alistair
Adrian Edmondson as Peter
Kate Dickie as Sal

EPISODES
1. THE STORM (23 Aug 2016)
2. BENEATH THE SURFACE (30 Aug 2016)
3. GLENARVON LOCH