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The Sister

  • Episode:

    2 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 27 Oct 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 44 2020 : Sat 24 Oct - Fri 30 Oct

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 14 Oct 2020

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The Sister

Series overview

How far would you go to keep a secret?

One rainy evening, Nathan is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past.

Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman.

Only he and Bob, an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened… and they’ve resolved to keep it that way. But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. 

Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.

The four-part series is written by Neil Cross and is inspired by the novel Burial, also written by Neil Cross (Luther, Hard Sun, Spooks, Mama). Executive Producers are Euston Films Managing Director Kate Harwood (Dublin Murders, Hard Sun, Baghdad Central), alongside Executive Producer for Euston Films, Noemi Spanos (Dublin Murders), and Neil Cross. The series is directed by Niall MacCormick (The Victim, The Durrells, Doctor Thorne) and produced by Jonathan Curling (Tin Star, Baghdad Central).

The Sister is a Euston Films production for ITV and is distributed internationally by Fremantle. The series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

Episode 2

As Nathan worries about the threat posed by Bob, we learn more about young Nathan and Holly’s tentative courtship and how this relationship gave both their lives new meaning. It hasn’t been perfect: there have been struggles and disappointments — and the dark shadow of Holly’s sister’s disappearance hangs over them all. But they’re grateful for what they have. Nathan worries as Bob becomes increasingly unhinged, unpredictable, and terrifying. Bob is determined at all costs to recover and lay to rest what they buried in the woods. Will Nathan agree to his plan?

Meanwhile, a surprising connection between past and present is revealed. Jacki, Holly’s stalwart best friend, was also a detective investigating Elise’s disappearance. She even interviewed Nathan and Bob as witnesses. Will she threaten Bob’s carefully laid plans?

Cast

Nathan (Russell Tovey)
Bob (Bertie Carvel) 
Elise (Simone Ashley)
Holly (Amrita Acharia) 
Jacki (Nina Toussaint-White) 
June (Amanda Root)
Graham (Paul Bazely)