Angela Black – 10 October 2021 – ITV

Episode 1 – In the opening episode we meet Angela (Joanne Froggatt), a suburban housewife who seems like a happy mum of two, but she is hiding something: her seemingly charming husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman), is in fact violent and manipulative.

Angela conceals her cuts and bruises with make-up, explaining away the injuries she can’t hide, and it becomes clear that this isn’t an unusual occurrence. Like she usually does after her husband’s violence, Angela maintains the semblance of a normal life – school runs and volunteering at the local dogs’ home. But when Angela’s sons unexpectedly ask to stay the night at their friends’ house, she is left at a loose end. She doesn’t realise that deciding to go for a quiet drink will alter the course of her life.

In an apparently fortuitous encounter outside the crowded pub, she meets a man named Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), who will later reveal astonishing truths about her husband. But can she trust him?

About Angela Black

Angela’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working volunteer shifts at a dogs home, two beautiful sons and a charming, hard-working husband – Olivier.

However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela is a victim of domestic violence. Olivier is controlling and brutal; but Angela loves him and he’s the father of her children. She can’t leave him, even though she has threatened to countless times. So, she covers her bruises with makeup and fabricates lies to explain away her missing teeth.

Until, one day, Angela is approached by Ed – a Private Investigator – and he smashes her already strained domestic life to pieces. Ed reveals Olivier’s deepest secrets to Angela, and she is faced with horrifying truths about her husband and his betrayals. But can Angela trust Ed?

And what truths will be revealed in the ferocious fight between Angela and her husband?

With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs home to private detectives and buried secrets. This is a Hitchcockian thriller that follows one woman as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her adult life.

This show is broadcast on ITV.

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