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Shamed (Channel 4 2017, Faye Marsay, Nick Blood)



Shamed Faye Marsay

In a world where almost every day there are more media revelations of historic abuse and impropriety at the hands of male authority figures, timely single drama Shamed imagines a 27-year-old woman exacting her finely choreographed revenge for such an act. It’s an act of revenge for her teenage self, an act that has been brewing in her head for 10 years.

When she was 17, Sarah Ivy was a happy, carefree teenager with a world of opportunity before her; fast forward 10 years and she has two men kidnapped and held in a room… The first man, Nathan Bowyar, is looking forward to his stag do and wedding day, but, before he makes it to either of them, he’s seized and taken to an unknown location.

The second is Mani Yalla, who joins Nathan in Sarah’s man-made prison cell. Neither of them believes they know Sarah, or what she would want with them, but Sarah knows. What happened to her? What has led her to this? And how will Nathan and Mani escape? As the plot progresses the connection between Nathan, Mani and Sarah reveals itself, and the role the media has played in their lives becomes clear.

Shamed Nick Blood

Faye Marsay as Sarah Ivy
Nick Blood as Nathan Bowyer
Ryan McKen as Mani Yalla

crew details
Director: Anthony Phillipson
Producer: Rachel Wardlow
Executive Producer: Colin Barr

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: Channel 4 – Minnow Films
Duration: 1×60 minute episode
Aired From: Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 9.00pm