The second episode of the compelling new BBC One drama The Woman in the Wall airs tonight at 9 p.m.
The Woman in the Wall is based on a true story of Lorna Brady (Ruth Wilson), a woman who wakes up one morning to find a dead corpse in her house.
The series, set in Northern Ireland, also examines the atrocities of the historic Magdalene Laundries, where an estimated 800 burials were finally unearthed.
Wishing you the best of luck, Daryl McCormack, who starred in Leo Grande, also appears as a detective who begins to investigate Lorna for a crime she is linked to.
Lorna sleepwalks and is highly tormented by her prior experiences at the Magdalene asylums, as revealed in the first episode.
But where does the drama series take place?
What is The Woman in the Wall about?
Ruth Wilson plays Lorna Brady, a sleepwalker with a dark background who wakes up one morning to find a dead corpse in her house.
The story is also inspired by genuine historical events that occurred in Ireland, most notably the atrocities perpetrated at Magdalene Laundries.
The Laundries, sometimes known as asylums, were covert facilities that harboured ‘fallen women’ from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
Lorna has a connection to one of these Laundries, and it’s indicated that the dead corpse in her house is also linked to her dark history.
Meanwhile, Daryl McCormack’s detective investigates the death of a priest in Dublin, which may have more ties to Lorna than first thought.
Where is The Woman in the Wall filmed?
Despite being situated in the fictitious village of Kilkinure, the series was shot on location in Northern Ireland and County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.
Joe Murtagh, the show’s creator and executive producer, has stated that he produced the series to bring attention to the horrors in the area.
‘My family is from Mayo and it deeply frustrates and saddens me that it feels so few people have heard of the Laundries that existed across Ireland,’ he explained.
‘I hope that by making something that has the familiarity of a genre piece we are able to shed some light on the awful things that occurred in these institutions.’
He added: ‘[I want to] introduce this history to the wider public, so that nothing like it may ever happen again.’
Watch The Woman in the Wall on BBC One.
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