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Case Sensitive: The Point Of Rescue.
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2011 - Hat Trick Productions, ITV Drama.

Director - Charles Martin.

Rupert Graves - Mark Bretherick.
Review / Synopsis.

ITV has commissioned a new two-part drama, Case Sensitive, based on the highly acclaimed and chilling psychological suspense novel Point of Rescue from Sophie Hannah.

Case Sensitive stars Olivia Williams (The Ghost, Dollhouse, An Education, The Sixth Sense, Rushmore) in the lead role of DS Charlie Zailer and Darren Boyd (Whites, Personal Affairs, Little Dorrit, Green Wing) as DC Simon Waterhouse. They are joined by Rupert Graves (Garrow’s Law, Single Father, Sherlock), Ralph Ineson (Waterloo Road, The Bill, The Office), and Amy Beth Hayes (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Whatever it Takes, Misfits).

Case Sensitive is a story which explores themes of identity, guilt and family strife. The 2 x 60 min drama has been adapted for ITV by Hat Trick Productions.

When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bath of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it murder, suicide or something even more sinister, and how watertight is the alibi of the husband Mark?

Meanwhile, when Sally Thorne, a working mother with a husband and two young children, hears of the deaths, she is shocked and appalled. Months before she'd met Mark Bretherick at a hotel and had a brief but passionate affair with him. Now she feels the need to get in touch with him again to offer her sympathy. Her friend Esther does not think this is very wise.

Case Sensitive was filmed on location in Buckinghamshire and was directed by Charles Martin (Skins, Being Human, Married Single Other). The Executive Producer for Hat Trick Productions is Mark Redhead (Mutual Friends, God On Trial, Bodies, Bloody Sunday). The producer is Christopher Hall (The Lost World, Archangel, Burn Up).

The drama has been commissioned by Controller of Drama Commissioning Sally Haynes and ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie who comments: “Case Sensitive is adapted from an engrossing novel which not only tackles the dark side of motherhood but also mistaken identity and murder. It’s a superb adaptation of Sophie Hannah’s highly contemporary crime novel and I'm delighted that Olivia Williams is on board to play DS Charlie Zailer."

Mark adds: "Sophie Hannah takes deftly plotted police procedurals, psychological thrillers, women-in-peril stories and noir fiction and blends them to create something altogether different. This story explores the darkness that lies beneath the surface of apparently blissful provincial lives."


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