young, talented junior barrister
becomes Number One in legal circles
as he wins every case; but after he
helps to free an unsavoury oddball
accused of a shocking and sadistic
murder, his family is cruelly torn apart
forever in The Escape Artist...
THE LIFE OF HIGHLY-GIFTED JUNIOR BARRISTER Will Burton (David Tennant: Dr
Who; The Woman In Black) is violently and terrifyingly shattered after he
successfully defends a sinister loner, Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell: Dead Man's
Shoes), who is accused of the brutal murder of a young woman.
Will, who has never lost a case and is much in demand, justifies his work in
the belief that everyone has a right to defence and as his genius blossoms his
conscience remains clear little suspecting that his words will
come back to haunt him and that things will go horribly and tragically wrong
is a clever, gripping
and suspenseful drama
with an unexpected
as he is leaving for a break away at his country cottage with his wife Kate
(Ashley Jensen: Extras) and nine-year-old son Jamie (Gus Barry, handling
a demanding role with ease), Will is handed the case of the dreadful murder
of which Foyle stands accused and explores every angle until he is certain he
can clear him.
But as Foyle walks free, he puts in a complaint against Will and the barrister
is suspended. Then Will's closest rival and Number Two barrister Margaret "Maggie"
Gardner (Sophie Okonedo: May Day) is brought in to defend Foyle on a
second murder charge that is closer to home for Will.
Despite being suspended, Will collaborates with his friend at the legal firm,
Danny Monk (Stephen Wight), to pass on his expertise to the prosecuting legal
team. But things go wrong when Maggie is appointed as defence barrister and
the psychologically invasive and physically imposing Foyle looks set to walk
free a second time.
The nightmare continues for Will as he plays a reluctant and deadly cat-and-mouse
game with Foyle one which he is determined to win, no matter what
it takes. He needs to find Foyle's Achilles heel and destroy the alibi Foyle's
besotted spinster neighbour Eileen Morris (Monica Dolan) has provided for him.
Putting himself in danger and setting things in motion for a vengeful conclusion,
the talented barrister known as The Escape Artist pieces together a plan
that he believes will stop Foyle in his tracks. Forever.
But can Will use his talents to full advantage and bring down the murderer who
has destroyed his life? The Escape Artist is a clever, gripping and suspenseful
drama with an unexpected shock conclusion.
Having won best actor award for Broadchurch at the TV Choice Awards,
Man of the Moment David Tennant gives a flawless performance in the brand new
BBC drama The Escape Artist, which is written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks).
The very creditable cast also includes: Brid Brennan as Mary; Katie Dickie as
Jenny; Tony Gardner as Trevor Harris; Anton Lesser as Richard Mayfield QC; Roy
Marsden as Peter Simkins; Alistair Petrie as Julian Fowkes QC; and Patrick Ryecourt
as Gavin De Souza QC.
The Escape Artist is Created and Written by David Wolstencroft; Composer
is Nicholas Hooper; Director of Photography is David Higgs BSC; Produced by
Paul Frift and Hilary Bevan Jones; Directed by Brian Welsh.
spellbinding drama The Escape Artist is released on DVD in the UK on
18 November 2013. Running Time: 258 Minutes Approximately | 2 Discs | Catalogue
Number: DVD: AV3131 | RRP: £19.99. Special Features Include: Interviews with
Cast and Crew and B-Roll Footage.
"The Escape Artist is a clever, gripping and suspenseful drama with an
unexpected shock conclusion" Maggie Woods