A Confession

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (9,885)

A Confession is a gripping crime drama series that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Starring Martin Freeman, Siobhan Finneran, and Imelda Staunton, the show is based on the true story of a police detective who makes a shocking discovery while investigating the disappearance of a young woman.

The series begins with the disappearance of Sian O’Callaghan, a 22-year-old woman who goes missing after a night out with friends in Swindon, England. Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman), who is leading the investigation, becomes increasingly concerned when no trace of Sian is found. As time passes, Fulcher becomes convinced that the key to finding Sian lies with the person who abducted her, and he takes an unorthodox approach to the case that puts his career and reputation in jeopardy.

Siobhan Finneran plays the role of Elaine Pickford, a highly experienced detective who works closely with Fulcher on the case. Despite disagreeing with his methods, Pickford supports Fulcher in his pursuit of justice for Sian. Imelda Staunton plays the role of Karen Edwards, the mother of one of the victims of the killer who is eventually caught by Fulcher. Edwards' daughter, Becky Godden-Edwards, was killed by the same man responsible for Sian's disappearance.

As the investigation unfolds, Fulcher faces mounting pressure from his superiors to follow standard procedure and respect the suspect’s rights. However, when Fulcher makes a decision that goes against police protocol, he finds himself facing criminal charges and the possibility of losing his job.

The series explores the ethical and legal complexities of police work and the impact it can have on the lives of those involved. It delves into the emotions of those investigating the case, the families of the victims, and the perpetrator. A Confession takes the audience on a heart-wrenching journey as it tries to find out the truth behind the disappearance of Sian O’Callaghan and the murders committed by the perpetrator.

The show is known for its brilliant performances, especially that of Martin Freeman as the conflicted detective. His portrayal of a man struggling with the consequences of his actions is gritty and powerful, capturing the essence of the real-life detective he portrays. Siobhan Finneran plays her part with sensitivity and nuance as a detective grappling with the difficult decisions made during the investigation, while Imelda Staunton shines as the grieving mother of a victim.

The cinematography is another standout feature of A Confession. The series captures the bleakness of the landscape in which the crimes were committed, with muted, austere tones that underscore the gravity of the events being depicted. The sound design, too, is notable for its subtle touches, highlighting the tension and sadness that permeate the narrative.

All in all, A Confession is a compelling true-crime drama that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The show is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys crime shows that explore the human experience behind the headlines. While the subject matter is heavy and emotionally charged, the performances and direction make it accessible and compelling.

A Confession is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 2, 2019.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 7, 2019
Following a demotion, Fulcher exiles himself in a Middle East teaching position. A new team of legal re-examine the PACE and bring him back for justice.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
September 30, 2019
Fulcher's career is on the line as he faces an IPCC disciplinary hearing.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 23, 2019
Whilst testifying in court, Fulcher finds that his decision not to advise the suspect of his PACE rights has serious consequences.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 16, 2019
Fulcher takes prime suspect Christopher Halliwell to a remote location to question him about Sian's whereabouts.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 9, 2019
Fulcher is faced with the possibility that a senior officer who committed suicide could the man responsible for Sian's disappearance.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 2, 2019
Sian O'Callaghan goes missing after a Friday night out in Swindon Old Town. As the family desperately waits for news, the police search for any clues to where she could be.
Where to Watch A Confession
A Confession is available for streaming on the Amazon Addon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Confession on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 2, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (9,885)