Friday 24th January 20:00. £5
Starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan, Roy Courtnay is a long-time con artist who, along with his business partner Vincent, manipulates people into giving him access to their finances through a string of deception and false identities. In 2009, his latest target is Betty McLeish, a former history teacher at Oxford who lost her husband a year ago and has savings in excess of two million pounds. Betty also reveals that she is suffering from a series of minor strokes that may kill her within a year.
Betty discovers Roy is not who he says he is but accepts his explanation and dismisses her son’s objections. However, Betty is not who she appears to be either. ‘Things’ take a turn and the outcome is not quite as expected.