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‘Accused’: Stephen’s Story airs tonight [28 August] at 9pm on BBC One.

17-year-old teenager Stephen Cartwright (Robert Sheehan) stands charged with a serious offence, as his anxious father Peter (John Bishop) looks on.

It is months earlier and Peter is trying his best to help his sons Stephen and Dom (Josh Bolt) face the imminent death of their beloved mother. When the palliative care nurse Charlotte (Sheridan Smith) arrives Peter is grateful of her help at this most painful and stressful time.

Stephen is less sure of this efficient nurse assigned to see his mother through her final days. When his mum passes on, Stephen becomes more suspicious of Charlotte’s motivations. But is Stephen’s angst and grief clouding his judgment? And why is Alastair Campbell (Alistair Campbell) talking to him?

Time passes, but Stephen’s anxieties and depression intensify. His troubling doubts about Charlotte are not helped by the way his father appears to move on after his wife’s demise. Increasingly paranoid, Stephen is worried about the welfare of his younger brother Dom and clashes with his father Peter.

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