A self-contained four-part thriller, airing on consecutive nights. CHEAT gained confidence and momentum with every twist and turn it took.
At the heart of the thriller was a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly) and her student Rose (Molly Windsor). What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of plagiarism, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences. Triggering a devastating sequence of events that threatens to engulf both characters.
Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor deliver performances which peel with layers of emotional depth. As the lives of their two characters become increasingly entangled, tensions begin to rise to the surface. Last year, Molly won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, with her role in the BBC miniseries Three Girls. Whilst Katherine Kelly has been seen in shows like Happy Valley & Mr. Selfridge.
The ITV series hails from prolific producers Harry & Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag). From director Louise Hooper, we get breathtaking birds-eye shots of the university campus and almost-claustrophobic close-ups of characters. The writing from Gaby Hull only ever reveals as much as it should, leaving us gripped.
Cheat unravels from an entangled web of deceit, fear, trust and lies – into one of British television’s most tense thrillers so far this year.