This Thing Of Darkness

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01Part 120200224

Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.

In this compelling drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family.

A week after 19-year-old Jamie’s murder, Dr Alex Bridges interviews the members of his family.

Cast:
Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
David … Robin Laing
Laura… Shauna Macdonald

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.
Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead
Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

Compelling drama exploring the psychological impact of murder.

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, whilst letting us eavesdrop on her therapy group for murderers.

Part 1 of 7
Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne.

A week after 19 year-old Jamie’s murder, Dr Alex Bridges interviews the members of his family.

1/7 Gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder.

02Part 220200302

Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this compelling psychological drama, Alex charts the impact of murder on the victim's family and explores the long shadow cast by homicide - via a therapy group for those who have committed murder.

Whilst continuing to assess David’s state of mind, Alex introduces us to another aspect of her working life: group therapy for murderers.

Cast:
Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Dougie … Simon Donaldson
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
Kyle/Tyler … Reuben Joseph
David … Robin Laing
Laura… Shauna Macdonald
Frankie … Brian Vernel

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.
Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead
Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Can Group Therapy help treat murderers?

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

03Part 320200309

Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers.

Whilst David remains in custody for the murder of his son, the rest of the family must move back into the house where the killing took place.

Cast:
Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
Kyle … Reuben Joseph
David … Robin Laing
Karen … Victoria Liddelle
Laura… Shauna Macdonald

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.

Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams

Can video footage prove David\u2019s innocence?

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

Can video footage prove David's innocence?

04Part 420200316

Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert Forensic Psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers.

The Group begin to consider their relationships with their parents. And Hannah visits David with a challenging question about his relationships.

Cast:
Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Dougie … Simon Donaldson
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
Kyle/Tyler … Reuben Joseph
David … Robin Laing
Laura… Shauna Macdonald
Frankie … Brian Vernel

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.

Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams

Why are we motivated to hide things from the people we love?

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

05Part 520200323

Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers.

Alex finds herself at an impasse with David. Elsewhere, things are beginning to unlock: Hannah makes a game-changing disclosure to Laura and in Group Frankie makes a break-through.

Cast:

Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Liam/Dougie … Simon Donaldson
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
Tyler … Reuben Joseph
David … Robin Laing
Laura… Shauna Macdonald
Frankie … Brian Vernel

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.

Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Do secrets inevitably lead to violence?

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

06Part 620200330

Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers.

Has Laura really discovered who killed her son?

Cast:
Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
David … Robin Laing
Laura… Shauna Macdonald

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.

Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

07Part 720200406

Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne.

Dr Alex Bridges is an expert Forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes.
In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers.

Will the truth about Jamie’s murder finally be revealed?

Cast:

Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti
Dougie … Simon Donaldson
Hannah … Jessica Hardwick
Tyler … Reuben Joseph
David … Robin Laing
Frankie … Brian Vernel

Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams.

Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Will the truth about Jamie\u2019s murder finally be revealed?

A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder

Will the truth about Jamie's murder finally be revealed?