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The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - FOOD & DRINK - Nigel An­drew

Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston (above, with MyAnna Bur­ing as Sylvie) de­liv­ers a typ­i­cal pow­er­house per­for­mance in this punchy three-part story of cor­rup­tion and redemp­tion. He plays Daniel De­moys, a dis­il­lu­sioned, crooked and amoral coun­cil of­fi­cial, whose life is in a com­plete mess. A ter­ri­ble hus­band and fa­ther, he is mak­ing mat­ters worse by drink­ing like a fish and in­dulging in reck­less ca­sual sex. Find­ing him­self in des­per­ate trou­ble af­ter nearly beat­ing a man to death in a drunken frenzy, he seeks out his lawyer sis­ter, who is rep­re­sent­ing a young man testifying against drugs gangs – and at that point some­thing hap­pens that changes ev­ery­thing, and of­fers Daniel the chance of redemp­tion, of a new life. But can he escape from his bur­den of guilt? Mon­day, 9pm, BBC1.

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