The Jump (1998)

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In this four-part British miniseries, successful builder George Brunos (Jonathan Cake) was sent to prison, accused of participating in a bank robbery and murder. Protesting his innocence, George claimed that he could be cleared by the very informant who turned him in; alas, that informant had died under suspicious circumstance. Believing her husband's story, George's wife Donna (Susan Vidler) engineered a scheme to help him escape from prison. Only too late did Donna discover the awful truth behind George's protestations -- and by then, both she and her husband had been targeted for extermination by certain unsavory characters. A co-production of Warner Sisters and ITV, the first hour-long episode of The Jump was seen in Britain on September 6, 1998.