ITV has given the green-light to Undeniable, a new two-part drama starring Claire Goose (Mount Pleasant) and Peter Firth (Spooks) which tells the story of a woman who, 23 years after the murder of her mother, locates the killer and sets about the discover why the killing occured. Production on the two-parter is slated to commence later this month on location in Dublin and County Wicklow, Ireland
Created by Chris Lang, Undeniable tells the story of Jane Fielding (Claire Goose), whose mother Anne was murdered in 1991 while they were on a picnic in Long Mynd, Shropshire. Jane, only 7 years old at the time, witnessed the crime from a distance seeing a man crouched over Anne’s lifeless body holding a rock in his bloodied hand. Now, 23 years later, Jane has her own family, a loving husband named Rob (Felix Scott) and her own daughter, but the events of that day still haunt her. Then it happens…on a routine trip to hospital Jane locks eyes with a man that could be her mother’s killer. Andrew Bolton (Peter Firth) is a well-respected consultant oncologist and family man, whose daughter Emma (Christina Bottomley) believes he is innocent. His impeccable demeanor makes him an unlikely suspect and having wrongly identified others in the past, Jane’s family and the Police’s Chief Investigating Officer Alison Hall (Pippa Haywood) worry this is yet another false claim and fear she is emotionally crumbling in front of their eyes. However, Jane remains defiant. In her heart she believes she’s found the man who killed her mother decades earlier. Can she finally learn the truth about who killed her mother, and why? The drama is produced by TXTV with Jeremy Gwilt serving as the producer/executive producer and John Strickland on-board to direct.
“Undeniable is an original and powerful drama about a women’s battle to see the man responsible for her mother’s murder brought to justice”, said ITV’s Victoria Fea, who commissioned the drama alongside Steve November. “Chris Lang’s scripts are vivid and compelling, with strong central characters whom we really care about. This is a drama that will keep audiences emotionally involved right to the bitter end.”
While executive producer Jeremy Gwilt added: “We are delighted to be making Undeniable for ITV. This affecting story grips from the outset and constantly switches perspective – is Jane actually right or is her obsession driving her to destroy a perfectly innocent man. Has Andrew successfully buried a vicious past beneath a veneer of respectability and how does Jane’s accusation test the unconditional love of the families on either side. I’m sure the show will have wide appeal.”