The Secrets

BBC One - September 2014 5 x 30mins


The Secrets is a strand of five stand-alone dramas for BBC One to support new talent, working with four of Britain’s best upcoming writers - Nick Payne, Sarah Solemani, Elinor Cook and Ben Ockrent.


Ep1 – The Dilemma – Sunday 7th September

A vet has all the chemicals to put pets to sleep and a mother who is chronically ill.

Starring Olivia Colman, Alison Steadman, Steve Oram.


Ep 2 – The Conversation – Monday 8th September

On the eve of her wedding, a bride finds her fiancé was once accused of shocking crime.

Starring Sarah Solemani, Rupert Evans, Michael Gould, Harriet Thorpe.


Ep 3 – The Visitor – Tuesday 9th September

Dean lives an uneventful life until he is followed home from work by a girl.

Starring Helen Baxendale, Anthony Welsh, Anthony Flanagan, Paide Meade.


Ep 4 – The Lie – Wednesday 10th September

Lexie's life is turned upside down when she learns her husband is leading a double life.

Starring Joanne Froggatt, Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin.


Ep 5 – The Return – Friday 12th September

Ray and Lorna are engaged, but their relationship is jeopardised by Ray's brother.

Starring Ashley Walters, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Tosin Cole.

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“A series of five impressive half-hour dramas directed by Dominic Savage, who is able to coax performances of striking authenticity and power from an A-list of acting talent.” – The Times

“The bravest and most striking TV I’ve seen in sometime is The Secrets. It was a short, quietly brilliant piece of television and we should be glad it exists along with a broadcaster brave enough to put it out.” – The Daily Express