Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The BBC1 miniseries Fatal Inversion was based on a novel by Ruth Rendell, writing under her familiar nom de plume of Barbara Vine. Upon moving back to his ancestral home in the country, Adam Verne-Smith (Douglas Hodge) was forced to come face to face with his past when the bodies of a woman and her child are found nearby. Twelve years earlier, five young college students were involved, innocently or otherwise, in the murders, and two of those students were Adam and his best friend, Rufus Fletcher (Jeremy Northam). Viewers were kept in suspense as to the outcome of the story until the very last minutes of the series' final hour-long episode. Fatal Inversion originally aired in three parts in 1992.