Undeniable

Series 1 - Episode 1

Undeniable
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Undeniable is a straightforward psychological thriller, containing elements that are so familiar you’ll sigh out loud – notably the committed cop on the brink of redundancy having one last crack at the unsolved case that’s haunted her career. But it’s still enormously satisfying.

Claire Goose is Jane Philips, who’s happily married with a young daughter. But when she was only seven Jane witnessed her mother’s murder by a stranger, a man who was never caught. Ever since, she’s battled with a legacy of deep emotional problems.

But now, 23 years on, Jane sees the man she’s convinced killed her mother, a respectable medic, Andrew Rawlins (Peter Firth). She’s implacable and deaf to pleas from her family to leave well alone. Luckily she has an ally, Det Insp Alison Hall (Pippa Haywood), the original investigator.

Chris Lang’s story makes no bones about making us take sides, which might not be subtle, but it’s gripping.

About this programme

1/2. Part one of two. Jane Phillips was just a young child when she witnessed her mother's murder and the traumatic incident has haunted her ever since. Twenty-three years later, she comes face to face with the man she believes is the killer - eminent oncologist Andrew Rawlins - and sets out to bring him to justice. However, having wrongly identified others in the past, is she about to destroy an innocent person's life? As inquiries proceed, inconsistencies emerge in both their testimonies and the suspect reluctantly submits to a blood test, which the original investigating officer believes will prove his guilt. Drama, starring Claire Goose and Peter Firth, with Felix Scott, Christine Bottomley, Pippa Haywood and Robert Pugh.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jane Phillips
Claire Goose
Andrew Rawlins
Peter Firth
Emma Rawlins
Christine Bottomley
DI Alison Hall
Pippa Haywood
Pete
Robert Pugh
Rob
Felix Scott
Pam
Tracy Brabin
Annie
Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Beth Rawlins
Sarah Winman
DS Mark Renwick
Nick Lee
DCI Maurice Jones
Karl Shiels
Det Supt Vikram Singh
Shashi Rami
Young Jane
Libby Dunne
Miss Maclean
Nika McGuigan
Young Annie
Alisha Kelly
Zoe
Phoebe Strickland
Elliot
Robert Farrelly
Max Rawlins
Robert Thompson
Hospital manager
John Harding
Antenatal nurse
Lucy Cray-Miller

Crew

Director
John Strickland
Producer
Jeremy Gwilt
Writer
Chris Lang
Categories
Drama

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