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FIRST LOOK The Sixth Commandment

A number of first look images have been released from BBC One's upcoming true crime drama The Sixth Commandment which stars Timothy Spall and Anne Reid.

The four-part series, written by Sarah Phelps, explores the death of Peter Farquhar in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, and the extraordinary events that unfolded over the following years.

These first look images show Timothy Spall as Peter Farquhar, Anne Reid as Ann Moore-Martin, Éanna Hardwicke as Ben Field and Annabel Scholey as Ann’s niece, Ann-Marie Blake, alongside Sheila Hancock as Liz Zettl and Ben Bailey Smith as Simon Blake.

The Sixth Commandment tells the story of how the meeting of an inspirational teacher, Peter Farquhar and a charismatic student, Ben Field, set the stage for one of the most complex and confounding criminal cases in recent memory.

It also focuses on how suspicions around Field’s relationship with Ann Moore-Martin, Peter’s deeply religious neighbour, unlocked a series of chilling revelations.

The Sixth Commandment explores the way in which both Peter and Ann were manipulated by Field, capturing the extreme gaslighting, the gripping police investigation and the high-profile trial, while poignantly highlighting the devastating effect of isolation and loneliness, as Field closed in on them.

It also celebrates both Peter and Ann’s lives as cherished mentors, much-loved relatives and adored friends.

The Sixth Commandment has been produced by Wild Mercury and True Vision, directed by Saul Dibb and produced by Frances du Pille. With executive producers Sarah Phelps, Saul Dibb and Derek Wax for Wild Mercury Productions, Brian Woods for True Vision Productions and Lucy Richer for the BBC

The new drama has been made in full cooperation with Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin’s families.

The Sixth Commandment will air on BBC One


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