In the drama Caught in a Trap, Gemma Perkins, who feels her life and job (emptying car park meters) is boring, has one real passion in her life, Elvis Presley. Gemma begins to steal money from the meter boxes and uses it to fund her love of Elvis memorabilia. Things soon begin to spiral out of control.
Based on a true story, this is at heart quite a sad piece with a redemptive feel. Connie Fisher had made a name for herself by winning a the reality TV show “how do you solve a problem like Maria” which took her to a starring West End role in The Sound of Music. The suporting cast was particularly strong too.
UK / ITV 1 – / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 26 December 2008 @ 9:00pm
Writer: James Graham / Costumes: Heather Howell / Production Design: Catrin Meredydd / Producers: Jill Green and Eve Gutierrez / Director: Michael Samuels
CONNIE FISHER as Gemma Perkins
JIM CARTER as Brian Perkins
GERALDINE JAMES as Joyce Perkins
JOE ABSOLOM as Marcus Stewart
BEN CROMPTON as Steve Campbell
REBECCA NIGHT as Becci
PAUL BROWN as Mr Thornton
PAUL BARBER as Donald
ROBERT PUTT as William
LAUREN BROOKS as Young Gemma
DANNY SZAM as Trevor
MALINDA PARRIS as Colleen
DANIELLE ISAIE as Falicia
OSMUND BULLOCK as Auctioneer
ADAM CHRISTOPHER as PC Jackson
RICHARD PEPPLE as PC Morris
WILLIAM TAPLEY as Defence Lawyer
EVE MATHESON as Prosecution Lawyer
RUPERT VANSITTART as Judge
NICHOLAS PARSONS as TV Presenter
ASHLEY McGUIRE as Inmate
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