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Angela Black: Viewers Hooked To 'Gripping' New ITV Drama

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Angela Black: Viewers Hooked To 'Gripping' New ITV Drama

Trigger warning: This article discusses domestic abuse and contains content that some readers may find distressing

New drama Angela Black kicked off on ITV on Sunday evening, and viewers were left hooked to the 'gripping' new series.

The show follows Angela (played by Joanne Froggatt) who is a victim of domestic violence by her husband Olivier (Michael Husiman).

You can watch the trailer below:

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Angela lives a seemingly 'perfect' life, with two sons, a beautiful home and a volunteering position at a rescue centre. But behind closed doors, Olivier is controlling and manipulative.

In the first episode, we see Angela brutally attacked by Olivier after having their friends over for dinner. Olivier accuses Angela of 'embarrassing him' and she is left with a black eye and a bruised lip.

But things take an even more sinister turn when Angela meets Ed (Samuel Adewunmi) who tells her he has been hired by Olivier to follow Angela, and find out anything that Olivier could use against her in a custody battle for their children.

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Angela is shocked, having not realised Olivier wanted a divorce. She's also not entirely sure she believes Ed, but when he shows up again at her home, to say Olivier has hired him to kill her, she doesn't know who to turn to.

Behind closed doors, Olivier is controlling and manipulative (Credit: ITV)
Behind closed doors, Olivier is controlling and manipulative (Credit: ITV)

And viewers were shook by the first episode, with many describing the series as 'gripping'.

One wrote: "#AngelaBlack Whoa! What a horrible start to this series. I'm hooked already @ITV."

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While another said: "Watched #AngelaBlack before bed and it probably wasn’t the best idea. Great first episode though. I’m hooked."

And a third added: "Gripping first ep I'm hooked #AngelaBlack"

"Watched the first episode of #AngelaBlack tonight, I’m gripped already but slightly scared of what’s to come," added a fourth.

Things take an even more sinister turn when Angela meets Ed (Credit: ITV)
Things take an even more sinister turn when Angela meets Ed (Credit: ITV)
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Angela Black continues at Sundays at 9pm on ITV.

If you need information, help or support, you can contact Refuge here.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV And Film

Lucy Devine
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