Shamed is a new one-off drama thriller on Channel 4 - but who's on the cast and what is it all about?
Aged seventeen Sarah Ivy was a happy, care free teenager with a world of opportunity before her, fast forward ten years and she has two men kidnapped and held in a room…
In a world in which we are almost daily witnessing media revelations of historic abuse and impropriety at the hands of male authority figures, this timely single drama imagines a 27 year old woman exacting her finely choreographed revenge for such an act. It is an act of revenge for her teenage self, an act that has been brewing in her head for a full ten years.
Written and directed by Anthony Philipson (My Mad Fat Diary, 24 Hours in A&E) this one-hour drama centres around Sarah Ivy, played by Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror).
Joining her character on the cast is Nathan Bowyar (Nick Blood), James Ivy (Mark Quarterly), Mani Yalla (Ryan McKen) and Julia Lourde (Tanya Fear).
Sarah is a cool, calm twenty seven year old, but ten years ago a life changing incident occurred and her world collapsed around her…
Now with the help of James, her brother, she manages to kidnap two men. The first is Nathan Bowyar, played by Nick Blood (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Babylon) who is looking forward to his stag do and wedding day, but before he makes it to either of them he is seized and taken to an unknown location.
The second is Mani Yalla, who joins Nathan in Sarah's man made prison cell. Neither of them believes they know Sarah, or what she would want with them, but Sarah knows. What happened to her? What has led her to this? And how will Nathan and Mani escape?
As the plot progresses the connection between Nathan, Mani and Sarah reveals itself, and the role the media has played in their lives becomes clear, it has been used to shame each one of them.
Anthony Philipson, Writer and director said of his show: "I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity by the factual department to write and direct my first ever single drama.
"It's an important story that deals with a very modern phenomenon but with a surprising and dramatic interpretation."
Shamed airs on Channel 4 tonight, December 19 at 9PM.