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The Secret (2016)

The Secret (2016) poster
Air weekdate: Friday
Genre: Drama, Mini-Series
Channel: ITV
Status: Ended
7 (4 votes)
Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly as Hazel Buchanan
James Nesbitt James Nesbitt as Colin Howell
Katherine Kingsley Katherine Kingsley as Kyle Howell
Glen Wallace Glen Wallace as Trevor Buchanan

Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 1990. Colin Howell is a leading member of the Baptist community, and a loving husband and father. But when he meets fellow Baptist, Hazel Buchanan, they embark on an affair, which will have cataclysmic consequences for themselves, for Colin's wife Lesley and for Hazel's husband, Trevor, Wanting to remain in the Baptist church Colin refuses to consider divorce, but he and Hazel are desperate to find some way to be together. When Lesley's father dies, and she contemplates suicide, Colin believes that he has found a way...

"The secret" is a four series criminal drama based on real events happened in the Nineties. The lovers - a school teacher Hazel Buchanan and a dentist Colin Howell were caught and shamed in their church as both were married to others. The laws of their religious confession forbade divorces. So lovers decided to kill their spouses. Howell gassed his wife while their son slept nearby. Buchanan killed her husband with a sandwich full of tranquilizers. Six years after police found corpses, but they called it "the Castlerock Suicided" happened because of love affairs. Lead actor is James Nesbitt (Colin Howell) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Hazel Buchanan).

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