JOHN LYNCH IS BILL DOUGLAS
What role does Bill play in this story?
He’s a farmer. It’s a hard life. I just think he’s a man who’s emotionally amputated. There are issues within his family, within his marriage, which become more and more evident. I think he’s just somebody who’s drifted away, but has tremendous strength and tremendous anger, buried rage and pain.
How does the plot progress?
There’s a double murder and both families are suffering, and then suspicion begins to encircle them. It gets more intense and the stakes get higher, and the suspicion gets more pointed and people start behaving more outrageously because they’re threatened for various reasons. Each of the characters has a bomb of some kind inside them – a secret or an issue or a problem.
How important was the location?
The world of it is really strongly realised – the world of the farm was all that existed for me. It was very well orchestrated, very well directed by William Mcgregor. It was very sensitive to the landscape – and the inner landscape of the characters.
When did you know who the killer was?
I had a feeling after I read episode 3. I didn’t know exactly but I knew why that person would have been forced to do that in that moment.