A new drama set in Scotland is coming to our TV screens.
The Victim is a four-part series to be shown on BBC One, from Monday-Thursday, at 9-10pm each night, starring Kelly Macdonald, James Harkness and John Hannah.
The legal thriller has been created by Rob Williams (The Man In The High Castle) and told through the eyes of the pursuer and the defendant.
Set within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show, an STV Production for BBC One, asks, who is really ‘the victim’?
Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, whose nine year old son was murdered fifteen years ago. She is accused of revealing her son’s killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal too?
Hard working family man Craig Myers played by James Harkness is the victim of a vicious attack, after being identified online as a notorious child murderer. Is he simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity; or the dangerous killer he is suspected of being?
John Hannah plays DI Grover, an experienced detective investigating the attack on Craig and trying to discover who made the online accusation against him.
Opening on day one of a criminal trial in Edinburgh’s High Court, The Victim follows the legal proceedings, while also covering the events leading up to the trial. Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided.
New potential suspects will be revealed and long-buried secrets are unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.