A new series about domestic violence will be on our TV screens on Sunday.
‘Angela Black’ explores the issue of domestic abuse from the perspective of a woman with a seemingly perfect life, however behind the scenes her life is far from perfect.
Starring Joanne Froggatt in the titular role, the series will be aired be in six parts, focusing on Angela who lives in suburban London with her two sons and husband, Olivier played by Game Of Thrones star, Michiel Huisman.
Following recent statistics showing a rise in domestic abuse cases during the pandemic, the point of view provided paints a poignant picture into the realities of domestic abuse.
— Joanne Froggatt (@JoFroggatt) October 4, 2021
According to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, between April and December last year, they logged a 34% increase in calls and contacts, compared to the same period in 2019.
“Being in an abusive relationship and being literally stuck inside with that person, I can’t imagine the terror and fear that that brings,” Joanne Froggatt, 41, who takes on the titular role in Angela Black told PA’s Georgia Humphreys. “Jack and Harry have written a very timely story and an important story.
“It would be amazing if somebody out there sat there and went, ‘This makes me feel less alone’.”
What is ITV’s Angela Black about?
Angela spends her days volunteering at a dog’s home and portrays an idyllic life. However, in the first episode viewers are informed that she is in fact a victim of domestic abuse.
The abuse began after the birth of their first son, and we learn Angela has threatened to leave Olivier before.
But she loves him, and he’s the father of her children, so she stays, and is forced to finds ways to cover up her injuries.
“I would describe his behaviour as extremely manipulative,” says Michiel Huisman, who plays Olivier.
“As an actor, you must always try and find a way into your character, and the biggest challenge for me was to try and understand where all his anger stems from and how I could possibly relate to that.”
Angela Black then becomes a thriller with the appearance of Ed (played by Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator who tells her some terrifying truths about her husband.
Froggatt tells Georgia Humphreys about her character: “She really does go on a huge journey that breaks her world apart and breaks her sense of self apart.
“Everything that she believes her life to be changes, and she almost has to fall apart to rebuild herself back to where she’s supposed to be.”
Stars of the show express the realities of what they are portraying.
“It could be happening in the house next door, or possibly, in your own house”, Froggatt urges.
When can I watch it?
Angela Black airs at 9pm on ITV on Sunday October 10th.
Who is starring in Angela Black?
Joanne Frogatt stars as main character, Angela Black.
Michiel Huisman takes the role of Angela’s abusive husband, Olivier.
Samuel Adewunmi plays private investigator, Ed.
Angela Black airs on ITV from Sunday October 10 at 9pm.
Source : times