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What To Do When Someone Dies

Season 1
In this “very superior psychological drama” (Daily Express, UK), happily married teacher Ellie (Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies, Marcella) is devasted when her husband (Marc Warren, The Good Wife) dies in a car crash-with another woman in his car. The police dismiss it as an extramarital affair, but Ellie feels certain that something is not right and determines to learn the truth about the accident.
Anna FrielMarc WarrenBarnaby Kay
English [CC]
Audio languages

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  1. 1. Part 1
    December 7, 2011
    Ellie Manning is a happily married schoolteacher, trying for a baby with her accountant husband, Greg. Then one night, two policewomen come to her door to inform her that Greg has been killed in a car crash-along with a woman named Milena, who was in the car with him. The police and Milena’s widower, Hugo, believe the two were having an affair, but Ellie is not convinced.
  2. 2. Part 2
    December 14, 2011
    Ellie meets Frances, a coworker of Milena’s, and assumes a fake identity to try to find evidence of her husband’s affair. Hugo comes to see Ellie and divulges that Milena was a serial adulteress, and that he’s happy she’s dead. Upon the urging of her worried friends, Ellie starts seeing a counselor, but she realizes that she cannot process her grief until she learns the truth about the accident.
  3. 3. Part 3
    December 21, 2011
    After discovering Frances’s dead body, Ellies confesses her true identity to Johnny, who is outraged at her deception. Ellie brings her suspicions to the police and tries to persuade an inspector that Frances’s and Greg’s deaths are linked, but the investigation turns in a direction that Ellie had not anticipated.

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Sally Head Productions
Acorn TV
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