Lie With Me (2004)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Thanks to the wonders of GHB, a young London woman loses all memory of her own rape and her best friend's murder in this two-part British television thriller. Plain-Jane Ros (Eve Best) lives with her party-girl mate, Jo (Stacey Roca). When Jo turns up dead and Ros is found drugged and raped, suspicion naturally falls on Jo's married lover, smug businessman Gerry Henson (Paul McGann). But when Gerry's accommodating wife (Amanda Mealing) provides him with an alibi, police inspector Will Tomlinson (Andrew Lincoln) is outraged -- especially given the feelings he's begun to develop for Ros. Unwilling to let the man she knows to be guilty walk free, Ros pretends to recover her memory and helps send Gerry to prison. Unfortunately, though, an anonymous campaign of harassment soon convinces Ros and Will that not only does somebody know about their deception, but they've helped convict the wrong man. Originally broadcast November 15-16, 2004, on Britain's ITV network, Lie With Me made its stateside bow June 5-6, 2006, on BBC America. Director Susanna White, who previously teamed with Lincoln for the dramedy Teachers, would go on to direct the BBC miniseries Bleak House and Jane Eyre.

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investigation, sexual-assault, ulterior-motives, victim