3 part ITV drama remake from Mammoth Screen


Guy Andrews


Ashley Pearce


Bouquet Of Barbed Wire is a riveting psychological thriller based on Andrea Newman’s taboo busting 1969 novel. When first adapted for TV in the 1970s, it was a TV sensation, now in this new adaptation from Guy Andrews (Lost In Austen), witness 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  is a man who seems to have it all. But his life is turned upside down when his beloved daughter Prue reveals that she is pregnant by her teacher, Gavin Sorensen. 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 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 ITV pdf download

Tom Riley's Role

Gavin Sorensen

A fantastic star making performance from Tom Riley...BBC Radio 5 Live  with Boyd Hilton (7/9/10) click here to listen

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Filming Details

6 weeks principal photography commenced in London November 2009

Broadcast dates UK

Ep1 - 6 September 2010
Ep2 - 13 September 2010
Ep3 - 20 September 2010

Broadcast dates US

Ep1 - 21 July 2012
Ep2 - 28 July 2012
Ep3 - 4 August 2012


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