Like Father

Like Father, Like Son
Sunday 18 March, 9.55pm

What do you do if you think your 15-year-old son is turning out like his father – a serial killer serving life for murdering four young women? That is the dilemma facing Dee Stanton when her son, Jamie, is accused of strangling a fellow student in the two-part thriller ‘Like Father, Like Son’ (tonight at 9.55pm on TV ONE). Is nature stronger than nurture or is prejudice going to condemn Jamie anyway?

In part one of ‘Like Father, Like Son’, life for Stanton (Jemma Redgrave) seems to be improving at every turn. At work she is being encouraged by her boss to reach beyond her current station as a legal secretary, and to train to become a solicitor. At home, her relationship with Dominic Milne (Robson Green) just took a leap forward when, unexpectedly, he proposed to her.
It’s a far cry from her situation 11 years ago, when she arrived home to find the police, the press and her judgmental neighbours crawling over every inch of her home. Her husband had just been arrested and charged with the brutal murders of four young women in Manchester. And Dee knew nothing about it.

Named, shamed and hounded from her home, Dee took her little boy and headed south with the aim of starting over. Anonymity is what she sought and found for the last 11 years, but is she about to lose everything she worked so hard to get?


Starts Sunday 18 March 9.55PM, TV ONE

What do you do if you think your 15-year-old son is turning out like his father: a serial killer serving life for murdering four young women?
In this two-part thriller, that is the dilemma Dee Stanton faces when her son, Jamie, is accused of strangling another student.