Bouquet of Barbed Wire

Monday, 20 September 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

Final Episode:

A modern reworking of Andrea Newman’s taboo-busting 1970s psychological drama, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, is coming to ITV this Autumn.

Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead, Framed) leads the cast as Peter Manson. Written by acclaimed writer Guy Andrews (Lost In Austen, Prime Suspect), directed by Ashley Pearce (Class of 74) produced by Mammoth Screen, and commissioned by ITV1, the 3 x 60 min drama was filmed on location around London.

Eve stars alongside Hermione Norris (Spooks, Kingdom), Imogen Poots (Miss Austen Regrets, 28 Weeks Later), Tom Riley (St. Trinians 2, Lost In Austen) and Jemima Rooper (Lost In Austen, The Black Dahlia).

Bouquet of Barbed Wire explores the consequences of a father’s obsessive love for his daughter and how secrets once buried in the past return to haunt their lives. Trevor Eve plays Peter Manson, whose apparently successful life is turned upside down when his beloved teenage daughter Prue reveals she’s pregnant by her teacher, Gavin Sorenson. The very heart of the family is threatened as Peter has an intuitive sense that Gavin’s on a personal quest for revenge.

In the final episode Cassie tries all she can to keep the family together, but she beings to fall under Gavin’s spell, intrigued by his knowledge of Peter’s past and the mysterious woman named “Paula”.

With his marriage at breaking point, and facing financial ruin, the net begins to close around Peter: everything appears to lead back to “Paula”. As Gavin’s personal quest for the truth nears its conclusion Peter is forced to face the dark secret of his past, a secret which shines a disturbing light on Peter’s own love for Prue, and forces the Manson family to acknowledge a truth which may destroy their lives forever.

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