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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 4: Apple Tree Yard

Summary

The murder trial continues with Costley's defence resting on evidence of an underlying personality disorder, but the prosecution barrister rips this theory apart and the case seems to lie in tatters. Yvonne sticks firmly to her story when she finally takes the stand and when she moves on to talk about the rape, her evident distress and the authenticity of her account awaken sympathy in the jury. However, Bonnard and Costley aren't finished yet. Thriller, starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. Last in the series.

Review

Right from the start of Amanda Coe’s sensitive, thrilling adaptation of Louise Doughty’s bestseller, we knew that Yvonne Carmichael would end up in court.

So at the end of the previous episode we saw her being led up the steps to the dock, in handcuffs, ready to face her accusers. It’s a very public, humiliating laceration for Yvonne (Emily Watson who, with co-star Ben Chaplin, is fantastic). All her flaws and actions are laid bare for strangers to pick over – but who could stand up to such painfully bloody scrutiny?

There are flashbacks to stolen moments with “X”, the man we now know as Mark Costley. Handsome, devilish, roguish, a thrill-seeker and… what? A fantastist? A weirdo? Or something more nuanced and subtle?

It’s a great full stop to a riveting story, and there’s a satisfying sting in the tail.

How to watch

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Details

Released on
2017-02-06
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Yvonne CarmichaelEmily Watson
Mark CostleyBen Chaplin
Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
BonnardLydia Leonard
PriceFrances Tomelty
RobertRhashan Stone
JaspreetAdeel Akhtar
George SelwaySteven Elder
SusannahSusan Lynch
DI ClevelandSteffan Rhodri
AdamJack Hamilton
CarrieOlivia Vinall
SathnamAssad Zaman
KateKezia Burrows
JudgeNick Sampson
ClerkSyreeta Kumar
Foreperson of the juryWendy Albiston
DS JohnsDenise Gough
Dr SadiqAnneika Rose
Dr SandersonAlastair Galbraith
ElLace Akpojaro

Crew

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

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  • Summary

    The murder trial continues with Costley's defence resting on evidence of an underlying personality disorder, but the prosecution barrister rips this theory apart and the case seems to lie in tatters. Yvonne sticks firmly to her story when she finally takes the stand and when she moves on to talk about the rape, her evident distress and the authenticity of her account awaken sympathy in the jury. However, Bonnard and Costley aren't finished yet. Thriller, starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. Last in the series.

    Review

    Right from the start of Amanda Coe’s sensitive, thrilling adaptation of Louise Doughty’s bestseller, we knew that Yvonne Carmichael would end up in court.

    So at the end of the previous episode we saw her being led up the steps to the dock, in handcuffs, ready to face her accusers. It’s a very public, humiliating laceration for Yvonne (Emily Watson who, with co-star Ben Chaplin, is fantastic). All her flaws and actions are laid bare for strangers to pick over – but who could stand up to such painfully bloody scrutiny?

    There are flashbacks to stolen moments with “X”, the man we now know as Mark Costley. Handsome, devilish, roguish, a thrill-seeker and… what? A fantastist? A weirdo? Or something more nuanced and subtle?

    It’s a great full stop to a riveting story, and there’s a satisfying sting in the tail.

    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
    2017-02-06
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Yvonne CarmichaelEmily Watson
    Mark CostleyBen Chaplin
    Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
    BonnardLydia Leonard
    PriceFrances Tomelty
    RobertRhashan Stone
    JaspreetAdeel Akhtar
    George SelwaySteven Elder
    SusannahSusan Lynch
    DI ClevelandSteffan Rhodri
    AdamJack Hamilton
    CarrieOlivia Vinall
    SathnamAssad Zaman
    KateKezia Burrows
    JudgeNick Sampson
    ClerkSyreeta Kumar
    Foreperson of the juryWendy Albiston
    DS JohnsDenise Gough
    Dr SadiqAnneika Rose
    Dr SandersonAlastair Galbraith
    ElLace Akpojaro

    Crew

    rolename
    Adapted byAmanda Coe
    DirectorJessica Hobbs
    Executive producerManda Levin
    Executive producerLucy Richer
    ProducerChris Carey
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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

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