Apple Tree Yard: Series 1 (2017)


Series 1
Apple Tree Yard

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Emily Watson plays a dangerous game with exceptional finesse in Apple Tree Yard, a rattlingly intense erotic thriller that deftly explores disturbing dilemmas and themes.

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 2, 2017
2
Air date: Dec 2, 2017
3
Air date: Dec 2, 2017
4
Air date: Dec 2, 2017

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Tv Season Info

A thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Yvonne Carmichael begins an affair with a mysterious stranger and the passion within her is awakened, however, the more time she spends with her lover, she begins to expect she is playing a dangerous game.

Cast

Emily Watson
as Yvonne Carmichael
Ben Chaplin
as Mark Costley
Mark Bonnar
as Gary Carmichael
Steven Elder
as George Selway
Susan Lynch
as Susannah
Olivia Vinall
as Carrie
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Critic Reviews for Apple Tree Yard Series 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Another terrific series originally shown on BBC...

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

After some knockout acting from Emily Watson, the final disclosure gave the tail a nice little sting.

Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is thrilling and simultaneously disturbing; among the most disturbing you will watch this year.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Already I wish it had not been made.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

There is a strong message here that -- contrary to what you might be led to believe from every other drama on television -- female sexuality doesn't suddenly end at 35, but can become more powerful and more profound.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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Amanda Coe's script, adapted from Louise Doughty's novel, took us to dark yet real-seeming places, illustrating the dilemma and hurt with moments of star-bright drama.

Mar 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is a strong message here that - contrary to what you might be led to believe from Every Other Drama On Television - female sexuality doesn't suddenly end at 35, but can become more powerful and more profound.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Never has a TV drama raised so many awkward, sweaty questions.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

But ATY, aside from being a gripping thriller... asked us to think beyond the rape, to the aftermath and effects.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's the dark undertones in this drama that make it worth watching.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

At times, Apple Tree Yard may feel a little self-conscious in its desire to be drama for grown-ups - but drama for grown-ups it is nonetheless.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Here, mercifully, Yvonne is not diminished; damaged but not destroyed. As the story gets darker, turning through consequences and revelations (rather than twists), it's her power, more than her lover's, that comes under close examination.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Apple Tree Yard: Series 1

  • Jun 15, 2018
    This was spoilt for me by the central character played by Emily Watson refusing to divulge that she and her lover were lovers. It is implausible that a highly intelligent woman would not realize that it was very likely that the affair would be discovered. If the rapist knew why not someone else? And of course there is the ever present CCTV all over London. The idea that he would keep their secret, therefore she should seems in the circumastances, absurd. I gave up at this point (episode 3) I found the whole thing lost crdence.

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