The Victim: Series 1 (2019)

Series 1
The Victim

Critics Consensus

Though The Victim's heavy subject matter at times threatens to overwhelm, it remains a riveting and relevant drama thanks in large part to its equally matched trio of leads.



Critic Ratings: 11

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Apr 8, 2019
Air date: Apr 9, 2019
Air date: Apr 10, 2019
Air date: Apr 11, 2019

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Tv Season Info

Fifteen years after her son's murder, Anna Dean arrives at Edinburgh High Court for the start of a major court case – but who is on trial?

Critic Reviews for The Victim Series 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The Victim sneaks up like that. What looks like an ordinary mystery has a truly impressive depth and level of intellectual agility to it.

Sep 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It is a drama that resonates with its time by asking what constitutes a victim and how much leeway we allow in bestowing that status.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's tense, there's plenty of plot to hook you in and Kelly Macdonald doesn't miss a beat as the hardened Dean.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

In James Harkness, Kelly Macdonald and John Hannah, [The Victim] has three unusually strong leads.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I have watched ahead and I can say that it is intense and bleak, but also relevant, profound and important.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series - easily binge-watched in one or two gulps filled with gravitas and tension - has a very strong trio in the lead roles.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Victim should be four hours of taut drama, if the first episode is any indication.

Sep 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Memorable, truthful, lingering.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a nuanced performance from Macdonald, who somehow manages to stay believable amid the twists and turns of the plot.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I can see why some might have found the ending moving, and the series immersive, and the outcome compelling, but I did not. Probably my bad.

Apr 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[Kely] Macdonald was the heart of No Country for Old Men and here she is the rage, and she's just as great in another searing, affecting turn.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Victim: Series 1

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