Airdate: The Replacement

2017 UK miniseries The Replacement begins on BBC First later this month.

The 3 part series by Joe Ahearne (Trance, Da Vinci’s Demons, Apparitions) centres around a woman about to begin her maternity leave from work begins to suspect that her replacement is plotting to take over her life.

It stars Morven Christie (The A Word), Vicky McClure (The Secret Agent, Broadchurch), Richard Rankin (Silent Witness, Thirteen), Dougry Scott (Mission impossible 2), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Foster).

It aired in the UK in February.

This three-part psychological thriller set in Glasgow follows the paranoia of a woman who sees her identity being dismantled and can’t work out whether the cause is another woman or her own baby.

Ellen gets unexpectedly pregnant just after landing a big contract for her architects’ practice. She hopes to be away for the shortest time and hires someone to cover the gap. Paula is the same age as Ellen but already has a ten-year-old daughter. She made the opposite life choice, took a big chunk of her career out to dedicate herself full time to her child. As Paula shadows Ellen for the last months of her pregnancy, she seems the perfect hire – enthusiastic, personable, super-competent. But Ellen begins to worry Paula has another agenda. Paula refuses to believe Ellen when she says she plans to return in a couple of months. She’s confident Ellen will change her mind when she falls in love with her baby. Ellen thinks that maybe Paula doesn’t want her back. Ever.

Mondays at 8.30pm from June 26 on BBC First.

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