Acclaimed drama 15 Days, a gritty four part series that was broadcast recently in the UK is coming to South Africa and starts on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Wednesday, August 21 2019 at 8pm.
Reversing the traditional investigative narrative, 15 Days is an intensely human drama and original crime thriller that’s not so much a “whodunit” but more a “who’s going to do it?”. In the opening scenes, a young man is shot dead by a member of his close family.
Immediately the story roles back two weeks prior, and we meet four siblings and their families, including the soon-to-be murder victim, as they arrive at an isolated farmhouse. They are there to scatter their mother’s ashes, but this emotional gathering holds a nasty surprise when her will is read.
Over the next 15 days, the family is torn apart by frustrated expectations and adulterous passions, as well as a growing unease about what really happened when their father died in a drowning “accident” five years earlier. Dark and devastating secrets return to haunt them all as, one by one, each character becomes a potential suspect, leaving viewers to analyse the clues and reach their own conclusions. Only when this absorbing story reaches what was its beginning do we finally find out the truth.
The show stars Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street), David Caves (Silent Witness), Mali Tudno Jones, Geraint Morgan, Tom Rhys Harries (Unforgotten) and Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin).
Writing in The Guardian, Lucy Mangan said of 15 Days: “It is the kind of thing that makes you not want to meet anyone incapable of enjoying it. The performances … are uniformly good, and as a drama it is a solid piece of craftsmanship.”
What: 15 Days
Where and when: ITV Choice (DStv 123) from Wednesday, August 21 2019 at 8pm