An archive of blog entries about UK TV programmes and production.
Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
And we’re into April at last! Only one new event, the other April BAFTA event being part of the Radio Times/BFI festival.
TV Preview: The Victim + Q&A
Monday, 8 April 2019 – 6:30pm
Everyman Cinema, Princes Square, Glasgow
The Victim is a thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show asks: who is really ‘the victim’?
Kelly MacDonald plays Anna Dean, whose son was murdered 15 years ago. She is accused of revealing his killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son’s name?
Hard working family man Craig Myers (James Harkness) is viciously attacked, after being identified online as a notorious child murderer. Should Craig keep his head down or try to prove his innocence? Is he a convicted murderer, or simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity?
The Victim follows the progress of a trial in Edinburgh’s High Court, while also covering the events leading up to the legal proceedings and the criminal investigation, led by DI Steven Grover (John Hannah), who has his own reasons for wanting to crack the case. Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided. New potential suspects will be revealed and long buried secrets unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with key personnel from the cast and crew.