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Apple Tree Yard

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Thriller
  • Drama

Summary

A provocative thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Based on the novel by Louise Doughty.

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Episode 1: Apple Tree Yard

Summary

Thriller based on Louise Doughty's novel about a scientist who begins a passionate affair with a stranger who reveals very little about himself, but who plays a mysterious role in the government. Their secret meeting in a backstreet has devastating consequences, as a violent incident threatens everything she holds dear. Starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin.

Review

Yvonne Carmichael is a highly respected scientist, a geneticist who gives evidence to Parliamentary select committees. Her home life is the epitome of upper middle-class suburban London affluence centred around family suppers, recycling, supermarket deliveries, good wine and the calm pool of a happy marriage without a ripple on its surface.

But Yvonne (Emily Watson) is drawn into a powerfully erotic affair with a total stranger that begins in the House of Commons crypt, of all places. Her lover (we don’t know his name and neither does she) is handsome, charming and addicted to risky sex.

Amanda Coe makes a good job of adapting Louise Doughty’s bestselling psychological thriller, but it’s the two brilliant leads, Watson and Ben Chaplin, who bring this very adult drama fully to life as their sexual encounters thrum with passion. But one savage act will soon derail Yvonne, poisoning her present and her future.

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Released on
2017-01-22
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
Yvonne CarmichaelEmily Watson
Mark CostleyBen Chaplin
Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
SusannahSusan Lynch
George SelwaySteven Elder
CarrieOlivia Vinall
SathnamAssad Zaman
LizFranc Ashman
RosaLaure Stockley
JamieRobin Morrissey
Select committee chairHelen Anderson
MPRichard Rycroft
Security guardAndre Nightingale
ClerkSyreeta Kumar

Crew

rolename
Adapted byAmanda Coe
DirectorJessica Hobbs
Executive producerLucy Richer
Executive producerManda Levin
ProducerChris Carey

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  • Summary

    Thriller based on Louise Doughty's novel about a scientist who begins a passionate affair with a stranger who reveals very little about himself, but who plays a mysterious role in the government. Their secret meeting in a backstreet has devastating consequences, as a violent incident threatens everything she holds dear. Starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin.

    Review

    Yvonne Carmichael is a highly respected scientist, a geneticist who gives evidence to Parliamentary select committees. Her home life is the epitome of upper middle-class suburban London affluence centred around family suppers, recycling, supermarket deliveries, good wine and the calm pool of a happy marriage without a ripple on its surface.

    But Yvonne (Emily Watson) is drawn into a powerfully erotic affair with a total stranger that begins in the House of Commons crypt, of all places. Her lover (we don’t know his name and neither does she) is handsome, charming and addicted to risky sex.

    Amanda Coe makes a good job of adapting Louise Doughty’s bestselling psychological thriller, but it’s the two brilliant leads, Watson and Ben Chaplin, who bring this very adult drama fully to life as their sexual encounters thrum with passion. But one savage act will soon derail Yvonne, poisoning her present and her future.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2017-01-22
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Yvonne CarmichaelEmily Watson
    Mark CostleyBen Chaplin
    Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
    SusannahSusan Lynch
    George SelwaySteven Elder
    CarrieOlivia Vinall
    SathnamAssad Zaman
    LizFranc Ashman
    RosaLaure Stockley
    JamieRobin Morrissey
    Select committee chairHelen Anderson
    MPRichard Rycroft
    Security guardAndre Nightingale
    ClerkSyreeta Kumar

    Crew

    rolename
    Adapted byAmanda Coe
    DirectorJessica Hobbs
    Executive producerLucy Richer
    Executive producerManda Levin
    ProducerChris Carey
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