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Episode #1.2 

Paul and his family have to cope with the mounting allegations against him. His daughter Dee confronts one of his accusers, her former babysitter Christina. Marie makes an unsettling discovery and Paul gives a radio interview.

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Marc Munden

Writer:

Jack Thorne
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Riseborough ... Dee
Cara Barton Cara Barton ... Young Dee
Susan Lynch ... Christina
Robbie Coltrane ... Paul
Julie Walters ... Marie
Babou Ceesay ... Jerome
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall ... DI Palmer
Mark Lewis Jones ... Gerry
Vicki Hackett Vicki Hackett ... Receptionist
Trystan Gravelle ... Young Paul
Lucy Speed ... Young Marie
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis Ruby Ashbourne Serkis ... Young Christina (as Ruby Serkis)
William Wright-Neblett William Wright-Neblett ... Billy
Renaee-Mya Warden Renaee-Mya Warden ... Frances
Johann Myers ... Dave
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Paul's latest accuser is Christina Farnborough, who baby sat Dee as a child though Dee denies that anything happened and supports her father, despite gutter press harassment. Paul throws a birthday party for her, which is well-attended, prompting Karl to be optimistic for his ex comedy partner's future but Marie's demand that Dee insists on her father's innocence leads to her fleeing the house. Soon afterwards Paul's legal team tell him that they have proof that Christina is lying though Dee, following a new recollection from her childhood, stakes out Christina's house to demand more answers. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Stereo

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Marie Finchley: Everybody wants to be a victim these days because it makes life so much easier to explain.
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Trial by media.
5 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It poses the question, could a National Treasure have done the heinous crimes that he's accused of. In spite of being a National Treasure, Paul is a man, and of course capable of anything. In today's age of trial by Media, I wonder how many people have written him off, assuming he's clearly guilty, because someone has said so.

The episode does little to prove his innocence, what they've presented us with implies his guilt, he clearly had the opportunity, but did he do it? He has an awkward relationship with his troubled daughter, and of course has issues with his wife, due to his infidelity.

I wouldn't say it's as slick as the first, but an intriguing follow up. 7/10


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