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28 October 2014

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The cast of True Dare Kiss

Dervla Kirwan and Lorraine Ashbourne star in Debbie Horsfield's sparky, raw and disturbing new six-part drama.

When estranged father Stan (played by David Bradley) dies in unexpected circumstances, a secret buried for two decades threatens to surface. His son and four daughters are torn between the need to hush up the facts and a desire to uncover the truth behind one single cataclysmic event which shattered the family 20 years before.

A stranger since the events of that night, prodigal daughter Phil (Dervla Kirwan) returns for the funeral to find her childhood home unchanged, but her family virtually unrecognisable.

Eldest sister Nita (Pooky Quesnel) runs her business, family and home with ruthless efficiency, but her confident exterior belies a fragility born of the terror that she is second best in her husband's eyes.

Feisty and foul-mouthed Beth (Lorraine Ashbourne) contrives to terrorize everyone from her fellow football hooligans to her long-suffering teenage sons.

Reclusive brother Dennis (Paul Hilton), shares his life with strange companions, but his peculiar coping strategies belie an even deeper dysfunctionality.

Tormented by persistent and sinister nightmares, Alice (Esther Hall) has barely aged or matured since that fateful night, though it is she who, inadvertently, holds the key to the entire mystery.

And ex-lover, Nash (Paul McGann), is eager to pick up where he and Phil left off. Despite the fact that he's now married to Nita.

Forced to re-examine their actions, motives and even their memories, the siblings grapple with old rivalries and new desires in this vibrant, witty, and at times darkly comic, roller-coaster ride.

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