ITV confirms The Secret transmission date

the_secretThis 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


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike Sargent says:

    Spoilers!!!! Why would I want to watch it now I’ve read that?


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Apologies Mike. I tossed that out quickly without thinking! I’ve amended.


      1. Mike Sargent says:

        That’s a bit better. It’s still got James Nesbitt in it; can you do something about that too?! I know he is Irish but isn’t there anyone else?


      2. Paul Hirons says:

        Ha! Sadly, that’s beyond my powers. This is based on a true story – I vaguely remember it actually. Looks interesting though!


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