Review: Innocent

DVD: Innocent (2018)

Written by Matthew Arlidge (Silent Witness, Helen Grace novels) and Chris Lang (Dark Deart, Unforgotten) Innocent has the expectation of great things, and luckily it delivers.

Starring Lee Ingleby (Line of Duty, Bob the Builder) as David Collins; a man who after seven years in prison is exonerated from killing his wife due to a technicality and is returned to an estranged family, his children, and a community that believes he’s guilty and hates him. Hermione Norris plays his dead wife’s sister who has taken care of his children, she also believes he murdered her sister and is slightly hysterical at his return. A new investigation is started which reveals a lot of police interference, affairs, mental illness and money woes.

The UK has become rather obsessed with mini-series over the last 2 years: Dr Foster, The Night Manager and Broadchurch to name a few, and spread out over consecutive nights, make it compelling viewing, so it was no surprise to hear some of my friends enthuse about this and wonder who the real killer of the wife was. After several red herrings, the killer was revealed in a believable way.

It’s quite hard to review a programme like this as you don’t want to give any of the plot away, but this isn’t what I’d call a taught thriller, it’s more a human story, set in a once beautiful seaside town, where that faded glamour permeates through these people’s lives. All the acting is top notch, stand outs being Ingelby and Norris, and perhaps the one thing that sets this higher than a lot of other crime drama’s is it’s ending. Which I can’t tell you about.

A solid drama, concise, unexpected and well worth a watch.

Innocent is released on 21st May 2018 and you can buy it by clicking HERE. ALL money raised by purchasing from Amazon via our website is given back to our listeners and followers in upcoming competition prizes. The more people buy, the bigger our prizes.

Review by Tina (co-host of 60 Minutes With) from a disc kindly supplied by Aim Publicity.