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Undeniable: New Detective Drama tonight on ABC @abctv

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  Peter Firth and Claire Goose star in Undeniable  image - ITV

Peter Firth and Claire Goose star in Undeniable
image - ITV

Thursday, 2 October 2014 at 8:30pm on ABC

As a child Jane Philips (Claire Goose) survived a savage and brutal attack by an anonymous stranger that left her mother dead. The murderer was never found.

Twenty-three years later Jane is happily pregnant with her second child but she still carries the mental scars of that fateful day.  Attending an ante-natal clinic at the local general hospital Jane suddenly finds herself confronted by a man she is adamant killed her mother.  Andrew Rawlins (Peter Firth) is in fact an eminent oncologist employed by the Health Trust... the accusation is treated with the contempt it deserves.  His daughter Emma (Christine Bottomley), a lawyer, is outraged and insists on her father's innocence.

However Andrew is suspended as inquiries into Jane's accusations proceed. Certain inconsistencies in both Andrew and Jane's testimonies cast doubt on the innocence and integrity of each of them. The strain tests their respective family relationships to breaking point.  Yielding under great pressure, Andrew reluctantly submits to a DNA blood test which DCI Alison Hall (Pippa Haywood), the original investigating officer and Jane's loyal ally, believes will prove Andrew's guilt conclusively. Only a few weeks away from retirement, DCI Hall is also eager to find the killer and close the case before she leaves.

But his DNA does not match with the evidence - Andrew is in the clear and he's reinstated at the hospital where Jane, frustrated with the outcome, publicly assaults him.  The attention now shifts to Jane's mental state and as her life begins to unravel, DCI Hall is also relived of the investigation.

In spite of the evidence, Jane remains convinced of Andrew's guilt and continues digging into his past.  DCI Hall also quietly starts asking questions of his former colleagues.  Jane tracks down Andrew's first wife Isobel (Diana Kent), a former doctor and now a hopeless alcoholic. She reveals some damning information that reignites the case against Andrew.

After all these years, will Jane's random visit to the hospital - 23 years after her mother's murder - lead to the justice she so greatly craves?