A Mother’s Son

JakeThe quiet town of East Lee, in Suffolk, is thrown in to turmoil when Lorraine Mullary, a local school girl, goes missing and is then found murdered. Shock sweeps through this small market town, including the newly merged family of Rosie (Hermione Norris) and her two children, and Ben (Martin Clunes) and his two kids, their new life together now overshadowed by the threat that a killer might be in their midst. And when Rosie finds a stained pair of trainers hidden in her son Jamie’s room, she suspects it could be blood. But could her son really be involved in Lorraine’s murder?

As the police investigation continues, the emotional turmoil and stress of the tragedy start to cause tensions between the two sides of the family. Jamie seeks solace with his dad David (Paul McGann) and Rosie finds she cannot suppress the growing fear that her son might be guilty of something truly terrible.

BC_AWARDS_normalNominated for 2013 Broadcast Awards: Best Serial

‘A Mother’s Son is a belter, Chris Lang’s taut script is brilliantly adept at leading us in many different directions, a terrific psychological thriller’
Radio Times

Tense, absorbing, thrilling, It’s very good.’
The Guardian

A Mother’s Son offered a stella ensemble performances as the drama came to a compelling and thoroughly watchable conclusion. Searingly watchable.’

A striking portrait of the asymmetrical compartmentalised nature of one family of our times’
The Times

‘Cracking drama…utterly compelling.’
The Sun

‘This is edge of the sofa psychodrama.’
The Telegraph


  • Hermione Norris
  • Martin Clunes
  • Paul McGann
  • Nicola Walker
  • Alexander Arnold

Writer: Chris Lang

Director: Ed Bazelgette

Produced by: Colin Wratten

Executive producers: Chris Lang and Myar Craig Brown

Production Company: ITV Studios