Tina Dakin stands silent and tense in the dock. She has told the truth and now all she can do is wait to hear the verdict.
It is some months earlier and Tina, a happily married mother of three young children, is overstretched at home and at work. She and her husband struggle to make ends meet.
It's an ominously cold day when Tina accompanies a new inmate, Stephen Cartwright, into the young offender's institution where she works as a prison officer. As she runs through the ground rules with Stephen and shows him into his cell, she senses something doesn't seem right.
She notifies her senior officer Frank of her concerns. But an emergency elsewhere demands Tina's attention. When she returns her worst possible fears have become a very real tragedy. It appears that Stephen has taken his life. Her gallant attempts to resuscitate Stephen fail, and before long she will come face-to-face with his father Peter in the worst circumstances imaginable.
But Tina's troubles have only just begun and a series of betrayals and cover-ups result in her becoming the victim of a terrible crime.
Now Tina is on trial for taking the law into her own hands. What will her fate be?
|Tina Dakin||Anna Maxwell Martin|
|Stephen Cartwright||Robert Sheehan|
|Peter Cartwright||John Bishop|
|Copper||Thomas Brodie Sangster|
|Prisoner One||James McGlynn|
|Prisoner Two||Reece Douglas|
|Prosecuting Barrister||Andrew Readman|
|Heating Engineer||Matthew Ganley|
|Minicab Driver||Martin Walsh|
|Willy Houlihan||Christopher Eccleston|
|Taxi Controller||Moya Brady|
|Mrs Patterson||Caroline O'Neill|
|Carmel Houlihan||Pooky Quesnel|
|Michael Houlihan||Luke Tittensor|
|Gordon Patterson||Malcolm Scates|
|Functions Manager||Tupele Dorgu|
|Joe Patterson||Sean Ward|
|Tony Rawlings||John Paul Hurley|
|Michelle Fensom||Emma Stansfield|
|Matthew Houlihan||Nicky Bell|
|Laura Houlihan||Joanna Higson|
|Maeve Patterson||Harriet Law|
|Bank Manager||Mark Chatterton|
|Billy Rafferty||Eric McNichol|
|Cashier||Sarah Jane Corrigan|
|Police Officer||Simon Holland Roberts|
|Howard Anderson||Andrew Redman|