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Too Close

  • 2021
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Psychological crime drama. Forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robinson is assigned to assess Connie, a woman accused of a heinous crime, but who claims she can't remember a thing.

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Episode 1: Too Close

Summary

Forensic psychiatrist Emma Robertson is assigned to work with Connie Mortensen, a wife and mother accused of a despicable crime. Her assessment of the woman's sanity will determine whether she faces life in jail or a secure psychiatric hospital, or the chance of rehabilitation and release. Psychological thriller, starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough.
Recommended

Review

There’s a dash of The Silence of the Lambs about this low-key, absorbing psychological thriller from Clara Salaman about a damaged, dangerous woman and her therapist.

Connie (Denise Gough) has done something terrible, something of which she claims to have no memory. She’s in custody as brutal tabloid headlines swirl around her and forensic psychiatrist Emma (Emily Watson) is appointed to try to get into her head.

Connie is brittle and manipulative, while Emma is wounded and vulnerable. Too Close (the clue is in the title) is a slow burner (episode two is tomorrow and it concludes on Wednesday), but the scenes between Watson and Gough are enthralling. 

As Emma tries to break down Connie’s barriers, we flash back to happier times and Connie’s friendship with her exciting new neighbour, Ness (Thalissa Teixeira), after they meet in the park in their solidly middle-class suburb.

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Cast

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Emma RobertsonEmily Watson
Connie MortensenDenise Gough
Ness JonesThalissa Teixeira
James de CadenetKarl Johnson
Karl MortensenJamie Sives
Si RobertsonRisteárd Cooper
Julia de CadenetEileen Davies
Addy Smith 'The Squeak'Chizzy Akudolu
Phil CookPaul Chahidi
PollyThea Barrett
AnnieIsabelle Mullally
JoshHenry Helm
Dr Anita Rhys EvansNina Wadia
Leah WorthingtonJackie Clune
HeadmistressRina Fatania
Anya AdetolaJoan Iyiola
HattieBarbara Drennan
SavannahGrace Calder
AdrianAlex Hughes
BlairJames Doherty
NavIslah Abdur-Rahman

Crew

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DirectorSue Tully
Executive producerEmily Watson
Executive producerClara Salaman
Executive producerKate Crowe
Executive producerRuth Kenley-Letts
Executive producerNeil Blair
Executive producerJenny Van Der Lande
ProducerLetitia Knight
WriterClara Salaman

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  • Episode 1

    Too Close

    Summary

    Forensic psychiatrist Emma Robertson is assigned to work with Connie Mortensen, a wife and mother accused of a despicable crime. Her assessment of the woman's sanity will determine whether she faces life in jail or a secure psychiatric hospital, or the chance of rehabilitation and release. Psychological thriller, starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough.
    Recommended

    Review

    There’s a dash of The Silence of the Lambs about this low-key, absorbing psychological thriller from Clara Salaman about a damaged, dangerous woman and her therapist.

    Connie (Denise Gough) has done something terrible, something of which she claims to have no memory. She’s in custody as brutal tabloid headlines swirl around her and forensic psychiatrist Emma (Emily Watson) is appointed to try to get into her head.

    Connie is brittle and manipulative, while Emma is wounded and vulnerable. Too Close (the clue is in the title) is a slow burner (episode two is tomorrow and it concludes on Wednesday), but the scenes between Watson and Gough are enthralling. 

    As Emma tries to break down Connie’s barriers, we flash back to happier times and Connie’s friendship with her exciting new neighbour, Ness (Thalissa Teixeira), after they meet in the park in their solidly middle-class suburb.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Emma RobertsonEmily Watson
    Connie MortensenDenise Gough
    Ness JonesThalissa Teixeira
    James de CadenetKarl Johnson
    Karl MortensenJamie Sives
    Si RobertsonRisteárd Cooper
    Julia de CadenetEileen Davies
    Addy Smith 'The Squeak'Chizzy Akudolu
    Phil CookPaul Chahidi
    PollyThea Barrett
    AnnieIsabelle Mullally
    JoshHenry Helm
    Dr Anita Rhys EvansNina Wadia
    Leah WorthingtonJackie Clune
    HeadmistressRina Fatania
    Anya AdetolaJoan Iyiola
    HattieBarbara Drennan
    SavannahGrace Calder
    AdrianAlex Hughes
    BlairJames Doherty
    NavIslah Abdur-Rahman

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSue Tully
    Executive producerEmily Watson
    Executive producerClara Salaman
    Executive producerKate Crowe
    Executive producerRuth Kenley-Letts
    Executive producerNeil Blair
    Executive producerJenny Van Der Lande
    ProducerLetitia Knight
    WriterClara Salaman

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