A three-part thriller about a man caught up in conspiracy
and murder when a former lover dies after investigating the food industry.
Advertising executive Andrew Fell (Bob Peck) discovers, on Christmas Eve,
that his ex-lover has committed suicide. His growing obsession with the
circumstances of her death leads him to the first link in a cover-up of
food double-dealings, and into danger for himself and his wife (played by
Sharon Duce). During his investigations, the disturbing and mysterious Jo
Scott tempts Andrew with information about the people behind Beth's death,
but then subjects him to public harassment. When Andrew later finds her
body in his living room, events take a more sinister shift. Finally, after
a last-ditch attempt to dispose of some incriminating evidence, he faces
two killers who move in on him and his family. At a business conference in
Brighton, Andrew, now a wanted man, prepares to jettison his career, his
friends, and even his family in a desperate bid for information.
Writer David Pirie and director Ben Bolt previously
worked together on the wartime thriller Never Come Back. Edge of
Darkness star Bob Peck also starred in An Ungentlemanly Act,
a drama shown on BBC2 in June of the same year, while Sharon Duce was also
currently to be seen on Saturday nights with old Big Deal co-star,
Ray Brooks, in Growing Pains, and one of the executive producers,
Michael Wearing, was the producer of Edge of Darkness. Quite a
pedigree for one production, and it showed.