Bouquet of Barbed Wire
is a riveting psychological thriller based on Andrea Newman's taboo busting 1969 novel. A TV sensation in the 1970s, the story explores the consequences of a father's obsessive love for his daughter and how secrets from the past return to haunt the Manson family. Peter Manson (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead
), is a man who seems to have it all. But his life is turned upside down when his beloved daughter Prue (Imogen Poots, 28 Weeks Later
) reveals that she is pregnant by her teacher, Gavin Sorensen (Tom Riley, Lost in Austen
). The very heart of the family is threatened as Peter has an intuitive sense that Gavin is on a personal quest for revenge. With his marriage to Cassie (Hermione Norris, Spooks
) at breaking point, the net begins to close around Peter. Adultery, financial ruin and violence all play their part as the Manson family is torn apart.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Summoned by the police to the scene of a car crash,wealthy architect Peter Manson recalls events from months earlier. Married to counsellor Cassie,he has a strong,almost obsessive bond with sixth former daughter Prue and is not happy to learn that Prue is pregnant by her former English teacher,the arrogant Gavin,whom she intends to marry. Peter wants Gavin arrested but Cassie feels this would alienate their daughter,who admits that she only applied to university to please Peter and is happy with Gavin. Peter confides in Sarah,his new intern at work and later begins a sexual affair with her. Gavin,now a manual worker,rips up the cheque offered him by Peter to leave Prue. He also shows himself capable of extreme domestic violence towards his new wife. ...Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010) - Complete Series