Laura NielsonPlayed by Joanne Froggatt

Intelligent, outspoken and strong-willed, Laura is popular with both pupils and staff at the local secondary school where she teaches English. When we first meet Laura, her ex-boyfriend Tom has just moved out and she is starting life again as a single woman. Andrew Earlham, a handsome father of one of her pupils, takes an interest in her and asks her out. The date goes well, the chemistry between them is electric, but Laura cannot predict how this single encounter will unravel her entire life, pitting the two against one another in a brutal battle for the truth.