a pregnant well-heeled woman
meets a struggling mother-to-be working
in her local supermarket, they bond
over their expected new arrivals, but
one has a sinister hidden agenda and
both have closely-kept secrets in the
tense Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps...
ACCIDENTALLY PREGNANT WITH HER THIRD CHILD, a boy, Meghan O'Shaughnessy (Jessica
de Gouw: The Crown; Vienna Blood) runs a successful blog called Mucky
Kids. Her husband Jack (Michael Dorman: Patriot; The Invisible Man) is
a high-flying television executive and they have just moved into a new luxury
home in an affluent Sydney suburb.
While shopping at the local supermarket, Meghan meets shelf-stacker Agatha "Aggie"
Fyfle (Laura Carmichael: Downton Abbey; The Spanish Princess), a young
Englishwoman who tells her she is also expecting a baby boy and around the same
date. Although they come from vastly different backgrounds, they bond.
edgy and highly
developing in a finely-
Keeping up a good
pace, the series never
does not have the perfect life it appears she has. She is getting alarming sinister
messages on her blog, is hiding a potentially explosive secret and Jack is not
as attentive as he once was; he is not happy to be having a third child as he
feels they are already financially over-committed.
Jack's best friend Simon Beecher (Ryan Corr: Cleverman; Hacksaw Ridge)
is attracted to Meghan and is Godfather to their daughter Lucy (Eva Greenwood).
Lucy's younger brother Lachlan (Henry McWilliam) had, Jack felt, completed his
Unknown to Meghan, Aggie has had a traumatic life that has impacted on her in
a bad way. Her former boyfriend Hayden Cole (Michael Sheasby: The Luminaries;
A Place To Call Home), away in the Navy, has reluctantly reconnected with
her since hearing she is expecting their child and she has been welcomed by
Aggie is stalking Meghan; watching her at home in what Aggie perceives as Meghan's
perfect house, with her perfect husband and perfect family. Jack is keeping
a secret and so is Meghan. Just how far will Aggie go in her attempts to find
a life like Meghan's? Aggie's secrets are about to come tumbling out in a terrifying
and potentially tragic way…
The Secrets She Keeps is an edgy and highly watchable psychological series
with well-imagined characters developing in a finely-tuned plot. Keeping up
a good pace, the story never falters.
The Secrets She Keeps also features: Cariba Heine as Grace; Jenny Baird
as Estate Agent Rhea Bowden; Ling Cooper Tang as Jocelyn; Hazem Shammas as Cyrus
Haven; Mansoor Noor as Jeremy Clay; Heather Mitchell as Jenni; Emily Havea as
Detective Lisa-Jayne Soussa; Richard Sydenham as Nicky Fyfle; Liz Alexander
as Renee Cole; Ryan Carter as Regan Cole; Bandon Burke as Gerald Cole; Candice
Storey as Jules Safford; and Texas Carbone as Leo Safford.
Music is by Amanda Brown; Director of Photography is Roger Lanser; Written by
Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin; Producers are: Rick Maier, Paul Watters and
Helen Bowden; and Directed by Catherine Miller and Jen Leacey.
*The Secrets She Keeps is released
in the UK by Acorn Media International on Digital on 8 July and on DVD 10 August
2020. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 270 Minutes on 2 Discs | Catalogue Number:
AV3602 | RRP: £24.99.
"The Secrets She Keeps is an edgy and highly watchable psychological
series with well-imagined characters developing in a finely-tuned plot. Keeping
up a good pace, the series never falters" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Psychologically tense, thrilling drama… Laura Carmichael is particularly exceptional"
"Hugely enjoyable and suspenseful thriller… great script and powerful performances…
a terrifying treat" Pick of the Day, The Sun TV Magazine
"Tense enough to have you shouting at your TV… Oh boy, are you in for a treat"
Refinery 29 ****Pick of the Day, Daily Mail