A Confession (2019– )
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Fulcher is faced with the possibility that a senior officer who committed suicide could be the man responsible for Sian's disappearance.


Jeff Pope (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Imelda Staunton ... Karen Edwards
Stephanie Hyam ... Becky Godden-Edwards
Peter Wight ... Charlie Edwards
Darcy Vanhinsbergh Darcy Vanhinsbergh ... Steven Edwards
Siobhan Finneran ... Elaine Pickford
Florence Howard ... Sian O'Callaghan
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Jackie
Jane Perry ... Headmistress
Rufus Gerhardt-Williams Rufus Gerhardt-Williams ... Aiden O'Callaghan
Martin Freeman ... Det. Supt. Stephen Fulcher
Lisa Faulkner ... Ray Howard's Partner
Owain Arthur ... DI Sean Memory
Tobi Bamtefa Tobi Bamtefa ... Jeremy Sirleaf
Dominic Tighe ... DS Bob Cooper
David Keeling ... CC Brian Moore


Fulcher and his team are faced with the possibility that a senior officer who committed suicide could be the man responsible for Sian O'Callaghan's disappearance. However a brilliant piece of police work soon points to a definite suspect: a local taxi driver.

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9 September 2019 (UK) See more »

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Episode 2
18 September 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The second episode continues with its dual narrative. It is also heading towards the crux of the drama. The confession.

We start with a flashback of Karen Edwards and her daughter Becky who is a heroine addict. Karen and her family are trying to wean her off drugs, unsuccessfully.

Going back to the time of Sian O'Callaghan's disappearance. DI Steve Fulcher is dealing with time wasters and hopes that the Deputy Chief Constable of the force is not implicated.

With Sian's family worried, the police get a breakthrough with CCTV footage. Suspicion falls on a local taxi driver Christopher Halliwell.

The problem with A Confession is. It is another sensitive true life crime drama made by ITV, written by Jeff Pope that is broadcast just a few months after Manhunt starring Martin Clunes.

It is only near the end of the episode where Fulcher contemplates breaking the rules of interrogation which marks it out to be different.

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