Scroll down to view photography from the BAFTA Scotland TV Preview of BBC One's The Replacement followed by a Q&A with writer/director Joe Ahearne and actors Morven Christie & Richard Rankin.
Morven Christie (The A Word) and Vicky McClure (This is England) front The Replacement, a new psychological thriller for BBC One, written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who, This Life), produced by by Left Bank Pictures. The series will also star Richard Rankin, Dougray Scott, Neve Mackintosh, Navin Chowdhry and Siobhan Redmond.
When Ellen (Christie), a successful architect in her mid-thirties, falls pregnant, she finds maternity cover in Paula (McClure): brilliant, enthusiastic and raring to go. Ellen wants to champion her, but something’s not right. Ellen begins to fear for her safety when she suspects her replacement has a disturbing agenda. Can her suspicions be explained away as female rivalry and her own insecurity of opting out of work at the top of her game… or do they speak to something deeper?
This chilling mini-series examines the darker side of working women, motherhood and the issues that arise from making “the right choice”.
Writer/director Joe Ahearne and actors Morven Christie & Richard Rankin joined us at the screening to discuss the making of the series, filming in Glasgow and the importance of telling stories from a female perspective.
This event was hosted by Paul English and took place at The Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow on Wednesday 18 January.
Photography: BAFTA/Carlo Paloni