8:30pm – Saturday, February 25 on ABC1
A series of six unflinching contemporary stories from acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern that boasts a stellar cast.
McGovern, who is currently working with ABC TV on a major new series Redfern Now is also the creator of the award-winning series Cracker and The Street.
In Accused, each story is about an ordinary person who ends up in the court dock. But should these men and women be there? Are they innocent or guilty or somewhere in-between? As each hour-long episode unravels we see how these people became the accused and finally whether they walk free or go down…
In this story, mother-of-two Alison (Naomie Harris) is married to David and works in a special-needs care centre. But her husband has been made redundant and their marriage is under strain. As a result, Alison has been growing close to colleague Ben – and when the two spend the weekend together when she should be away on a course, it marks the beginning of a chain of events that ends with her in court.
Also starring Warren Brown, Andrew Knott and Tony Pitts.