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The Sister

Character: Elise Fox
Created by: Neil Cross
Directed by: Gary Badger (Episode 1), Niall MacCormick (Episode 2-4)
Written by: Neil Cross
Other cast: Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel, Amrita Acharia, Nina Toussaint-White, Amanda Root, Paul Bazely
Premiere date: October 26, 2020
Episodes: 4 episodes, Simone appeared in all (Mini-Series)
Genre: Thriller
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, United States
Running time: 47–76 minutes

Almost a decade into his new and devoted married life, Nathan is rocked to the core when Bob, an unwelcome face from the past, turns up on his doorstep with shocking news that triggers a series of catastrophic decisions which cleverly drive a tense and compelling narrative of psychological suspense, dread, love and possible redemption.

The Show

The Sister is a British psychological thriller directed by Niall MacCormick and adapted by Neil Cross from his own novel Burial. The show was first broadcast on ITV from 26 to 29 October 2020, and the original title was Because the Night.

Episode Guide

Episode 1 (October 26, 2020)

Nathan has been hiding a dark secret but, one rainy evening, an unwelcome face from his past knocks on his door.

Episode 2 (October 27, 2020)

Nathan realises his loved ones are at risk as secrets are exposed and a surprising link is revealed between past events and the present.

Episode 3 (October 28, 2020)

The truth is revealed as Nathan and Bob go digging in the woods. And just when Nathan hopes his long nightmare might be over, Bob inflicts another twist of the knife.

Episode 4 (October 29, 2020)

Bob reveals his true intentions, and Nathan fights back with everything he has. But how far is he prepared to go?

  • Promoted alternatively as The Sister or Because The Night
  • All of Simone’s scenes in the show are flashback scenes.
  • Several photographs of Simone appear through the episodes, many of which are her personal photos.
  • A show clip + discussion of it was featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.217 (2020)

As of writing (May 23rd, 2020), The sister has a 5.8/10 rating on the website IMDb.

The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. Lucy Mangan of The Guardian described the drama as “a supernaturally-tinged dose of nail-bitery, doled out in suspenseful chunks“. She praised the acting of lead Russell Tovey, whose portrayal of an “Everyman, suffering as an essentially good person trapped in a worsening hell not of his own making” made the viewing “absolutely agonising” and his depiction of guilt “genuinely moving“. She considered the supernatural element “well-handled, even if I wish the connection between ghosts et al and our internal but very real horrors had been more fully explored rather than merely hinted at.

Sean O’Grady of The Independent thought that, although the drama is filmed in “horror-movie cliche” of “dark, rainy nights in shadowy woods with ghoulish dialogue” that made it “ideal for near-Halloween viewing“, the “strength of the cast and the very clever, subtle way” Neil Cross told the story saved it from being risible, and Cross had achieved the aim of making “the viewers sleep with the lights on“.

Full reviews from the episodes can be found in our press archive (links below!)

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