4* review from The Times, Guardian and Radio Times pick of the week..
“I concentrated so hard I needed a paracetamol..This, however, is reverse chronology with knobs on: bullets re-entering bodies, rain going back up into the clouds….In featuring a serial acid attacker who has horribly disfigured the face of the investigating officer it is not only prescient (acid attacks are big news) but original. The opening five minutes were mesmerising….Rellik deceivers to win the ratings race.”
“As with The Missing, this is plotted so tightly that there is little room to breathe, and it hints at bigger conspiracies…by the end of the episode I had been reeled in completely, and inevitably I am now desperate to know how it all fits together.”
In Production: RELLIK and REQUIEM
RELLIK (6 x 60’ for BBC1) is written and created by Jack and Harry Williams – the award-winning writers of The Missing. RELLIK is a character driven thriller with a structural twist – the story of a murder told backwards.
What makes a serial killer? Or the cop who is compelled to relentlessly track him down? What are the events that form a person into the human being they will become – killer or cop?
RELLIK (‘killer’ spelt backwards) is a crime thriller, with an inbuilt structural conceit that turns the serial killer story on its head. We start with a murder before spooling backwards in time to explore how and why it all happened. As well as a thrilling chase to catch a brutal murderer, RELLIK explores the very nature of motivation and how our pasts make us who we are.
REQUIEM (6 x 60’ for BBC1) is a supernatural thriller written and created by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly, Glitch).
We all think we want to find out who we really are, but what if we don’t like the answer?
In 1994, a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. 23 years later, a talented young cellist’s life is turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village. A place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.
REQUIEM is a taut psychological thriller with subtle supernatural undertones. It avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty and ambiguity, while interrogating our contemporary obsession with personal identity.
New 8 part thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child’s abduction not only on the family but on the wider community. A young woman walks into the town she was abducted from 11 years previously – does she hold the key to the whereabouts of another missing girl?
Written by Harry & Jack Williams
Directed by Ben Chanan
Produced by Julian Stevens
Starring David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Roger Allam, Laura Fraser & Tcheky Karyo
Introducing Abigail Hardingham and Jake Davies
Wednesday nights 9pm BBC1
Lisa McGee receives a nomination for Indian Summers in the Best Writer – Drama category in the IFTA Film & Drama Awards.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 9th April 2016 at the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin.