Suspicious minds
TV & Satellite Week|May 15, 2021
Katherine Kelly is the victim of a miscarriage of justice in a twist-laden murder mystery
CAREN CLARK

NEW DRAMA

Innocent Monday-Thursday, ITV HD, 9pm

How do you rebuild your life after spending five years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit? That’s the premise of ITV’s compelling thriller Innocent, which returns for a new four-part run this week.

The first series saw Lee Ingleby as a husband who was wrongly accused of killing his wife. Now, the second installment features a new story and cast and sees Katherine Kelly take centre stage as teacher Sally Wright, who was found guilty of the murder of one of her students, 16-year-old Matty Taylor, whom she was also suspected of grooming.

As the drama begins, fresh evidence has come to light that proves Sally’s innocence and she is freed. Returning to her Lake District home town of Keswick, her only aim is to pick up the pieces of her life, but that proves challenging as her ex-husband, Sam (Jamie Bamber), is about to remarry and Sally’s school refuses to reinstate her, while gossip is still circulating about whether she groomed Matty.

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