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Cold Call

Cold Call  

Synopsis

June Clarke is a carer; barely getting by, she works tirelessly at a care home, then returns to care for her mother Sophie. When June loses her job and discovers her daughter Hana is pregnant, she makes the rash decision to sell her house.

When the money from the house sale is stolen in a fraudulent cold call, June goes looking for answers and meets schoolmate Des Grigsby, who heads a fraud support group. With Des' help, June is led to the head of a fraud empire – successful and respected businessman Kirk Wiley. When Kirk needs a carer for his elderly mother, June settles into the Wiley home and uncovers a dysfunctional family hiding dark secrets. When Sophie commits suicide, June is pushed to her limits. But June will have to risk everything to get to the heart of Kirk's murky world and get her money back. How far is June willing to go?

PRESS REVIEWS

Critics' Choice; "tense thriller" – THE TIMES

“Cold Call was compelling drama on a timely subject delivered with authenticity, humanity and a light touch”CAROL MIDGLEY – THE TIMES

“It’s a timely drama, educating viewers on how the thieves operate without labouring the lessons… I’m hooked and can’t wait for tonight’s episode.” – CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, DAILY MAIL

“a gripping exploration of how far one woman - played expertly by Sally Lindsay - will go to protect her family after losing her life savings in a telephone banking scam” – THE EVENING STANDARD

“tense and enjoyable…compelling TV” – i NEWS

“roll on tomorrow night’s episode” – THE TELEGRAPH

“a cracking little psychological exploration of loss, greed, revenge, all too chillingly credible so often” – THE OBSERVER

“it moved cleverly and quickly forward, showing not telling throughout” – THE GUARDIAN

“Its premise and the two standout characters […] still linger.” – THE GUARDIAN

“I urge you to watch if you missed.” – THE OBSERVER

“I’ve been glued to this four part serial all week and I can’t wait to watch the final episode” DAILY MAIL


Genre: Drama

Sub Genre: Drama, Crime

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 4 x one hour (2 x 90-minutes also available)

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:A Chalkboard production for Channel 5