Laying the blame
IT’S the final instalment of this compelling drama from the pen of the brilliant and prolific writer Jack Thorne which has been gripping, painful, and very human.
It shows once again that Sarah Lancashire is the absolute best in the business, and Joanna Scanlon’s not far behind her.
It’s now been more than a year since the tragic accident which claimed several lives in the small Welsh town of Glyngolau, and the private prosecution brought by the grieving families against the developers of the collapsed building is about to start.
They’ve mortgaged themselves up to the hilt to bring the case for gross negligence manslaughter, but their legal team might not be sharp and sharky enough to match those representing Kallbridge Developments.
Polly (Lancashire) is desperate to keep her daughter Leona out of the dock, but the teenager – left disabled by the accident and suffering from nightmares knowing she led her friends onto the site and to their deaths – is determined to testify.
Polly’s abusive husband Iwan has also been called.
When her grieving friends previously asked her to spy on Iwan’s council dealings with Kallbridge she refused.
But, as the case looks set to fall apart, will she reconsider?
The drama has been cleverly played, with enough elements of strange behaviour and seeds of doubt to mean we’re not sure who is to blame, who should bear fault and responsibility and where the line gets drawn between justice and revenge.
Polly (Sarah Lancashire) attracts attention outside court Leona (Jade Croot) is determined to testify