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Liar (ITV 2017, Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd)

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In six part crime thriller Liar, schoolteacher Laura Nielson (Froggatt) has just broken up with her long-term boyfriend Tom (Warren Brown), when she runs into the father of one of her pupils. There is an instant attraction between the two. Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) is a handsome surgeon who has been recently widowed.

Andrew is immediately interested in Laura and asks her out. Laura has suspicions that her sister Katy (Zoe Tapper), who is also Andrew’s colleague, has been playing cupid but agrees to go on a date with Andrew. When they meet up, there is a powerful chemistry between them and they quickly build up a good rapport. The next day, a hollow-eyed Laura walks to her sister’s house where she reveals that something truly horrific happened with Andrew.

Laura accuses of Andrew of rape and he is arrested, the fall out will affect everyone around them.

The series, another strong story from the Williams brothers, aired directly opposite BBC-1 crime drama Rellik which was also written by the Williams brothers. There was an excellent twist at the end of the third episode which set things on their head.

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cast
Joanne Froggatt as Laura
Ioan Gruffudd as Andrew
Zoë Tapper as Katy
Warren Brown as Tom
Shelley Conn as Vanessa
Richie Campbell as Liam
Jamie Flatters as Luke
Danny Webb as Rory
Chu Omambala as Semer
Akbar Kurtha as Birav

crew details
Writers: Harry and Jack Williams

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV Studios – Sundance – Two Brothers – All 3 Media
Duration: 6×50 minute episodes
Aired From: Monday 11 September – 16 October 2017

THE EPISODES
1. EPISODE ONE (11 Sep 17)
2. EPISODE TWO (18 Sep 17)
3. EPISODE THREE (25 Sep 17)
4. EPISODE FOUR (2 Oct 17)
5. EPISODE FIVE (9 Oct 17)
6. EPISODE SIX (16 Oct 17)

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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