Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's an Explosive Psychological Drama; A Family Being Tracked by a Ruthless Killer Try to Take Refuge in the Lake District Where They Are Sheltered by Former Cop Christopher Eccleston

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's an Explosive Psychological Drama; A Family Being Tracked by a Ruthless Killer Try to Take Refuge in the Lake District Where They Are Sheltered by Former Cop Christopher Eccleston

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Byline: The big INTERVIEW By Neil Batey

New series SAFE HOUSE Mon ITV 9pm Athin mist rises eerily over Coniston Water. Just a few minutes ago the sun was shining, but suddenly the air turns chilly, the sky begins to bruise and a storm is quietly gathering.

This unnerving and unpredictable location in the Lake District is the perfect setting for an atmospheric four-part thriller, starring Christopher Eccleston.

The acclaimed actor plays Robert, a tormented cop recovering from a near-death experience, who ill-advisedly agrees to turn his remote B&B into a safe house. But he and wife Katy (Marsha Thomason) have no idea what they're letting themselves in for when a family in fear of their lives hide out in their home - with a relentless killer hot on their trail.

""It's an explosive psychological drama," Christopher, 51, tells We Love TV when we join him on-set in Cumbria. "Viewers can expect lots of tension and action as the story progresses. Robert has completely underestimated the huge impact this decision will have on his life and marriage."

is Everyone secrets really " The first episode sets the scene when a seemingly normal family enjoy a day out in Blackpool. However, dad David (Jason Merrells) and wife Ali (Nicola Stephenson) are panic-stricken when their young son is snatched by mysterious stranger, Michael (Peter Ferdinando). Th family give chase and Michael lets the boy go, but not before he has savagely beaten David and stabbed to death a passer-by.

The villain terrifying.

Later, police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph) realises that the escaped kidnapper knows the family somehow, so asks former colleague Robert to provide them with safe haven in the countryside.

has and it kicks off" Robert and Katy eventually decide to welcome the dysfunctional family into their isolated home, while the cops investigate links between the deranged murderer and David. …

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