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Penance

If you’ve been self-isolating this week and spending a lot of time on the sofa, you might have caught Channel 5’s new drama, Penance, on the TV. The three-part drama has been playing consecutive nights this week and it’s an adaption of Kate O’Riordan’s 2016 novel, Penance – a dark psychological thriller simmering with sexual tension, about a beautiful stranger that enters the midst of a broken family. This gripping thriller of illicit desire and dark family secrets is the perfect story to get lost in this weekend. The television adaption has a brilliant cast, with Julie Graham (Shetland) starring as Rosalie, Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty) as husband Luke, and Nico Mirallegro (Rillington Place) as seductive Jed. We recommend picking up the novel first and then binge-watching the three episodes on catch-up!

Hannah Wann