Miniseries: Apple Tree Yard
Saturday, abc, 8.30pm
An adaptation of Louise Doughty’s best-selling psychological thriller of the same name, this four-part miniseries is raunchy. And disturbing, too. Emily Watson (The Book Thief) stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a successful scientist whose li fe is seriously derailed after a chance meeting with a handsome stranger
(Ben Chaplin) and an overflow of hormones. Married to the rather boring Gary (Mark Bonnar), Yvonne begins an exciting affair, but when ex-lover George (Steven Elder) enters the picture, the situation takes a confronting and shocking turn. If you haven’t read the book, the story’s dark twists will leave an impression.