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Injustice (ITV1 2011, James Purefoy, Dervla Kirwan)

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Injustice (ITV1 2011, James Purefoy, Dervla Kirwan)

Stripped across the week psychological thriller Injustice comes from the pen of the ever dependable Anthny Horowitz. Following a nervous breakdown William Travers has given up his high flying life as a top London barrister and moved his family to the wilds of Suffolk where his wife now works in a young offenders institute. Williams life is thrown upside down once again though when an old friend Martin Newell asks William to defend him against murder charges for a killing which he swears he did not commit. William returns to London and his old chambers, and finds past allegiances being tested and his family’s fragile peace put under threat.

Back in Suffolk, a body is discovered on a deserted farm and DI Mark Wenborn is assigned his biggest case yet. William and Mark are two very different characters from very different worlds, but their destinies soon become intertwined in a gripping, winner-takes-all game of cat and mouse.

A fabulous cast is involved here (watch out for the all too rarely seen on screen these days Imogen Stubbs), the plot is like something Robert Goddard might write a novel about. Horowitz makes it plain that this is no run of the mill court room drama though saying “Injustice is not a legal drama. In many ways it’s about a society in which law has ceased to function. Both Travers and his nemesis – Detective Sergeant Wenborn – operate according to their own set of rules and in the end I see the series as a duel between the two of them as they follow a tangled path of murder and conspiracy.”

production details
UK | ITV1 Network

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 5 | AIRDATES: Monday 6 – Friday 10 June 2011 @ 9.00pm

WRITER and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Anthony Horowitz | MUSIC: Magnus Fiennes | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Matt Grant | PRODUCER: Eve Gutierrez | DIRECTOR: Colm McCarthy

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JAMES PUREFOY as Williams Travers
CHARLIE CREED-MILES as DS Mark Wenborn
DERVLA KIRWAN as Jane Travers
NATHANIEL PARKER as Martin Newall
IMOGEN STUBBS as Gemma Lawrence
SUSANNA DOYLE as Susanna
OBI ABILI as DS Nick Taylor
SASHA BEHAR as Natalie Chandra
CAMILLA POWER as Caroline Newall
KIRSTY BUSHELL as Maggie Wenborn
NICK DUNNING as Jeremy Forbes-Watson
ROBERT WHITELOCK as Philip Spaull
ADAM GRANT as Robin Miller
LISA DIVENEY as Kate Travers
IAN BURFIELD as Terry Cooper
DAVID SCHOFIELD as ACC Stephen Packard
JAYNE WISENER as Lucy Wilson
JOE COLE as Alan Stewart
PETER FERDINANDO as John Slater
AMELIA LOWDELL as Pamela Stewart
HILTON McRAE as PMO Adam Christie

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