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The Victim

Mondays 8.30pm

Show Synopsis

Anna Dean’s son was murdered fifteen years ago – now she is accused of revealing his killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered.  Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son’s name? Family man Craig Myers is viciously attacked, after being identified online as a notorious child murderer.  Is he a convicted killer or simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity? Who is really the victim?

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Set within Scotland's unique legal system, this thrilling new series plays out across two timeframes through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused.

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About the show

What if…you’re a twenty eight year old family man working hard to make ends meet. Then from nowhere a random, unprovoked assault results in you sustaining serious head injuries with all kinds of implications for the future. But it turns out that the attack is worse than random… Actually, you’ve been identified online as a notorious murderer - and in the digital age, mud sticks…

In a world of where there is no smoke without fire, should Craig Myers (James Harkness) hide away and wait for the smoke to clear - or try to prove his innocence? Is he a convicted child killer, or the tragic victim of mistaken identity?

But what if… Your nine year old son was murdered fifteen years ago by a then fourteen-year old boy. You don’t believe justice was done and have campaigned to be told of the killer’s new identity and whereabouts, partly out of a belief that it is your right to know if he could pass you in the street.

But you’ve been let down by every agency, who make the evil monster that wrecked your life out to be the victim. Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, the grieving mother who is accused of revealing the identity of her son’s killer online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son’s name?

The Victim follows the progress of a trial at Edinburgh’s High Court, while also covering the events leading up to the criminal investigation, led by Detective Inspector Steven Grover (John Hannah), who has his own personal reasons for wanting to crack the case.

Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided. New potential suspects will be revealed and long buried secrets unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday December 18 at 12:15pm

The Victim

Episode 1 | Series 1

A trial begins: on one side a grieving mother and on the other a man accused online of being her son's killer. But who is the accused and who is the victim?

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday December 18 at 1:15pm

The Victim

Episode 2 | Series 1

Craig prepares for his day in court as threats against him and his family escalate and Rebecca's doubts about her husband take root. Is he telling her the whole truth?

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday December 18 at 2:20pm

The Victim

Episode 3 | Series 1

As Anna takes the stand, the strain of the trial threatens to destroy her family. Her search for proof of Eddie J Turner's identity continues, but what will she do if she gets it?

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday December 18 at 3:20pm

The Victim

Episode 4 | Series 1

The jury returns its verdict and Anna discovers her fate in court. Craig and Anna are brought face to face once more as part of the judicial process, and shocking new revelations come…

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday December 18 at 7:30pm

The Victim

Episode 1 | Series 1

A trial begins: on one side a grieving mother and on the other a man accused online of being her son's killer. But who is the accused and who is the victim?

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday December 19 at 2:40am

The Victim

Episode 1 | Series 1

A trial begins: on one side a grieving mother and on the other a man accused online of being her son's killer. But who is the accused and who is the victim?

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday December 19 at 3:40am

The Victim

Episode 2 | Series 1

Craig prepares for his day in court as threats against him and his family escalate and Rebecca's doubts about her husband take root. Is he telling her the whole truth?

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday December 19 at 4:45am

The Victim

Episode 3 | Series 1

As Anna takes the stand, the strain of the trial threatens to destroy her family. Her search for proof of Eddie J Turner's identity continues, but what will she do if she gets it?

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday December 19 at 5:45am

The Victim

Episode 4 | Series 1

The jury returns its verdict and Anna discovers her fate in court. Craig and Anna are brought face to face once more as part of the judicial process, and shocking new revelations come…

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday December 21 at 2:45am

The Victim

Episode 1 | Series 1

A trial begins: on one side a grieving mother and on the other a man accused online of being her son's killer. But who is the accused and who is the victim?

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday December 21 at 3:45am

The Victim

Episode 2 | Series 1

Craig prepares for his day in court as threats against him and his family escalate and Rebecca's doubts about her husband take root. Is he telling her the whole truth?

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday December 21 at 4:45am

The Victim

Episode 3 | Series 1

As Anna takes the stand, the strain of the trial threatens to destroy her family. Her search for proof of Eddie J Turner's identity continues, but what will she do if she gets it?

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday December 21 at 5:45am

The Victim

Episode 4 | Series 1

The jury returns its verdict and Anna discovers her fate in court. Craig and Anna are brought face to face once more as part of the judicial process, and shocking new revelations come…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday January 1 at 7:30pm

The Victim

Episode 2 | Series 1

Craig prepares for his day in court as threats against him and his family escalate and Rebecca's doubts about her husband take root. Is he telling her the whole truth?

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