Innocent is a story of love, lust, jealousy and betrayal, of one man’s fight to rebuild his shattered life and a family’s struggle to find out the truth behind their loved one’s murder.
After seven years in a high-security prison, David Collins’ conviction for the murder of his wife is overturned on a technicality, or as his lawyer suggests, “an appalling miscarriage of justice”. David can now start his life again, repair his relationships with family and friends, see his children, and finally mourn for his wife, Tara. Well, at least this is what he had hoped for.
From the outside, Tara and David had a perfect life: married for 10 years, two beautiful children, a large house, and a successful business for Tara. To onlookers, they were the stuff of dreams. However, to those close to them it was a different story: both drank too much, David’s business was failing, they were constantly arguing and, according to Tara’s sister, David had hit his wife on more than one occasion. So when Tara doesn’t return from a night out and is subsequently found murdered, tied to the bottom of a riverbed, the community is shocked to its core.
This is a tale of one man picking himself up and starting again, in the face of almost insurmountable odds, even as many in his community continue to assert that there is no smoke without fire. It is about what it feels like to be labelled a monster when you know you have done nothing wrong, but also about how you can find love and inspiration in the most surprising places. And it is about finding the truth about this sinister crime, for which the real culprit may still be at large.
Starring Hermione Norris (Cold Feet), Lee Ingleby (The A Word, Inspector George Gently), Angel Coulby (The Tunnel, Merlin), Daniel Ryan (Mount Pleasant).
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