ITV commissions new ITV thriller, Undeniable
Spooks star Peter Firth and Claire Goose (Mount Pleasant, Exile) are to star in a new two-part ITV thriller, Undeniable from acclaimed writer Chris Lang (A Mother’s Son, The Reckoning).
Claire Goose will star as Jane Fielding, a woman who recognises her mother’s murderer, twenty-three years after the crime. Despite being just seven years old when she witnessed the killing, she’s determined to bring the man she believes is responsible to justice.
Peter Firth stars as Andrew Bolton, a leading Oncologist who becomes the focus of Jane’s attention, and the prime suspect for a murder inquiry that has remained unsolved for almost three decades.
Also starring in the drama is Felix Scott (Doc Martin, Missing) as Jane’s partner Rob, Christina Bottomley (DCI Banks, Great Night Out) as Andrew’s daughter Emma, and Pippa Haywood (Scott & Bailey, Prisoners Wives) as Chief Investigating Officer Alison Hall.
The drama begins in 1991 on a sunny day in Long Mynd, Shropshire as Anne Fielding and her seven-year-old daughter Jane drive to a secluded tarn armed with a blanket and picnic basket. Whilst Jane picks wild flowers at the waterside, Anne watches contentedly, reflecting on the new life stirring inside her. Moments later a shadow looms, as an unknown figure approaches her.
After hearing her mother cry out, Jane turns back to find a man crouched over Anne’s lifeless body holding a rock in his bloodied hand.
Twenty-three years on, Jane has a daughter of her own with her loving husband Rob, but the traumatic events of that day still haunt her. She bears the weight of being the sole witness to the heinous crime, and knowing that the man who killed her mother is still at large.
Then it happens…on a routine trip to hospital Jane locks eyes with a man that could be her mother’s killer. Andrew Bolton is a well-respected consultant oncologist and family man. His impeccable demeanor makes him an unlikely suspect and having wrongly identified others in the past, Jane’s family and the police worry this is yet another false claim and fear she is emotionally crumbling in front of their eyes.
However, Jane remains defiant. In her heart she believes she’s found the man who killed her mother decades earlier. Can she finally learn the truth about who killed her mother, and why?
“Undeniable is an original and powerful drama about a women’s battle to see the man responsible for her mother’s murder brought to justice. Chris Lang’s scripts are vivid and compelling, with strong central characters whom we really care about. This is a drama that will keep audiences emotionally involved right to the bitter end.” Said ITV commissioner, Victoria Fea.
Executive Producer and Producer, Jeremy Gwilt (Torn, The Little House), said: “We are delighted to be making Undeniable for ITV. This affecting story grips from the outset and constantly switches perspective – is Jane actually right or is her obsession driving her to destroy a perfectly innocent man. Has Andrew successfully buried a vicious past beneath a veneer of respectability and how does Jane’s accusation test the unconditional love of the families on either side. I’m sure the show will have wide appeal.”
Undeniable is produced by TXTV for ITV and will be directed by John Strickland (Mr Selfridge, Whitechapel).
Filming of Undeniable will begin in November on location in Dublin and County Wicklow, Ireland.