Based On A True Story [15 Minute Drama]

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01Seduction20180319Claudine Toutoungi's adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship. Delphine is suffering from crippling writer's block when she meets L.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

Delphine's writer's block is a result of the double-edged response to her last book. As her crisis progresses, Delphine encounters the enigmatic L at a party. L is intimately familiar with Delphine's work; an admirer who quickly insinuates herself into Delphine's life. Delphine realises that L's insistent desire to get her working again may not be as benevolent as it appears.

De Vigan has made her name writing "autobiographical fiction". She questions the place of the writer in our society of imitation and fake news. In this novel she blurs memoir and fiction to the extent that at every turn the audience is made to question where truth ends and fantasy begins.

The idea threading through the plot and feeding the final revelations is who has the power - or the right - to tell someone else's story.

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02Possession20180320Claudine Toutoungi's adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship. Delphine's writer's block has progressed to a point where she is unable to write a single word. L offers to to move in and help Delphine put her life back in order.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. L moves into Delphine's flat.

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03Inspiration20180321Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. Delphine has a breakthrough.

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04Betrayal20180322Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. Delphine's secret is exposed.

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05Ghost20180323Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. L's game plan is revealed.

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