This one looks fascinating alright. Starring James Nesbitt and Genevieve O’Reilly (as well as Jason Watkins), The Secret is based on a true story that happened in Northern Ireland in 1991, and tells the tale of a couple who thought they could, literally, get away with murder. Years later their terrible secret catches up with them. It’s about how perpetrating a terrible deed can grow into guilt and that guilt into madness. It’s a four-parter and starts at the end of this month on ITV.
This is the true story of a Sunday school teacher and a respectable dentist who formed a murderous partnership.
Hazel Buchanan and Colin Howell meet at their local Baptist Church in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and embark upon a passionate and destructive affair, which climaxes in an elaborate plot to commit the “perfect murder” to kill both their partners, Lesley and Trevor, and make it look like a suicide pact.
Here’s a trailer:
The Secret: Friday 29th April, 9pm, ITV