Based on a novel by Catherine Cookson, this period drama concerns Freddie Musgrave (Colin Buchanan), who, as a young man, fell in with a band of criminals and made a career as a smuggler. With the help of Maggie Hewitt (Clare Higgins), a respectable businesswoman who fell in love with him, Freddie was able to leave his life of crime behind him and has become a trusted employee of Maggie's firm. However, a face from Freddie's past -- and a cache of rare gems -- could destroy the new life Freddie has spent nearly two decades building. Produced for British television, The Secret also features Hannah Yelland, Stephen Moyer, and Marlene Sidaway.
by Mark Deming synopsis