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Apple Tree Yard

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 15

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: Episode #1.4

Summary

The murder trial continues, with Costley's lawyer Bonnard basing her defence on evidence that Costley suffers from a personality disorder which would have impeded his ability to react normally during an altercation with Selway. The prosecution attack this claim. When Yvonne finally takes to the stand, she sticks firmly to her story and confidently holds her own.

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

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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
PriceFrances Tomelty
DS JohnsDenise Gough
ClerkSyreeta Kumar
DI ClevelandSteffan Rhodri
BonnardLydia Leonard
RobertRhashan Stone
Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
SusannahSusan Lynch

Crew

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DirectorJessica Hobbs
WriterAmanda Coe
WriterLouise Doughty
ProducerChris Carey
ComposerHalfdan E
EditorPaulo Pandolpho
Production designerChris Roope

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  • Summary

    The murder trial continues, with Costley's lawyer Bonnard basing her defence on evidence that Costley suffers from a personality disorder which would have impeded his ability to react normally during an altercation with Selway. The prosecution attack this claim. When Yvonne finally takes to the stand, she sticks firmly to her story and confidently holds her own.

    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
    PriceFrances Tomelty
    DS JohnsDenise Gough
    ClerkSyreeta Kumar
    DI ClevelandSteffan Rhodri
    BonnardLydia Leonard
    RobertRhashan Stone
    Gary CarmichaelMark Bonnar
    SusannahSusan Lynch

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJessica Hobbs
    WriterAmanda Coe
    WriterLouise Doughty
    ProducerChris Carey
    ComposerHalfdan E
    EditorPaulo Pandolpho
    Production designerChris Roope
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