Convicted of murdering his wife Tara, David Collins has served seven years in prison. He’s lost everything he held dear: his wife, his two children and even the house he owned. He’s always protested his innocence and faces the rest of his life behind bars. His situation couldn’t be more desperate.
Despised by his wife’s family and friends, his only support has been his faithful brother Phil (Daniel Ryan) who has stood by him, sacrificing his own career and livelihood to mount a tireless campaign to prove his brother’s innocence.
Convinced of his guilt, Tara’s childless sister Alice and her husband Rob are now parents to David’s children and thanks to the proceeds of David’s estate enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. For Alice there’s no doubt of his guilt and she’s utterly devastated by the prospect of David’s appeal and re-trial.
DCI William Beech who led the original investigation into Tara’s murder has a lot to lose if David’s conviction is rendered unsafe, and could see him professionally humiliated and even suspended.
To David’s astonishment he is acquitted on a technicality and although suspicion still hangs heavy , he is free to walk from court and to begin rebuilding his life . But at what cost to him personally and those around him? Will David win a custody battle to reclaim his children as he seeks to establish his absolute innocence?
Innocent is a new four-part contemporary drama series written by acclaimed writers Chris Lang and Matt Arlidge starring Hermione Norris and Lee Ingleby and produced by TXTV.
Praise for Innocent
Appointment to view…instantly absorbing…remarkably satisfying. –Radio Times
The TV drama that has got the whole nation watching….fantastically intense…a spellbinding whodunit. –The Express
Instantly gripping. –Mirror
Compellingly acted with both Ingleby and Norris on fine, emotionally intense form – Sunday Telegraph
A masterfully hard to read performance from Ingleby. –Mail on Sunday
Chris Lang’s vice like thriller should keep viewers enthralled – ‘i’
I guarantee you’ll be gripped by this riveting four parter – TV Times
A cracking drama – Sunday Mirror
Whodunnits don’t get much more gripping – Sunday People
I will keep watching every day of the week, which is as good a recommendation as any – The Times
Submerged secrets, meltdown level performances, and a propulsive pace. – The Guardian