What could have brought a law-abiding woman, an eminent geneticist, into the dock at the Old Bailey, accused of complicity in a violent crime and about to be exposed in a highly damaging and compromising lie?
Adapted from the best-selling novel, Apple Tree Yard is a tense, provocative mini-series about a respected female scientist and the single impulsive act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Married with two grown-up children, Yvonne Carmichael (Academy Award nominee Emily Watson) lives a contented, conventional suburban life.
But her world spirals into chaos when a chance encounter leads to an impulsive and passionate affair with a charismatic stranger (Ben Chaplin). Despite all her careful plans to keep her home life and career safe and separate from her affair, fantasy and reality soon begin to overlap and everything she values is put at risk. Brought to the screen by the makers of Broadchurch and Humans, this taut thriller is British drama at its best.