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'The Widower' Episode 2: Reece Shearsmith As Malcom Webster Even Fakes Leukaemia!

21/03/2014 14:42 GMT | Updated 24/03/2014 11:59 GMT

If you thought The Widower's opening efforts were creepy, you're going to be even more unsettled by what he gets up tonight in Episode 2 of this three-part ITV drama, based on true life events.

'The Widower's first episode last week introduced us to Malcolm Webster, the real life murderer who got rid of his first wife in a burning car, and nearly polished off the second, once she started asking awkward questions about his bank balance.

REVIEW: The Widower Episode 1 - A Creepily Normal Tale Of Married But Murderous Malcolm Webster

But, if you thought Reece Shearsmith was sinister in Episode 1, you'll be agog at his performance tonight.

Picking up the true story five years later, we find Malcolm reinvented as a Health and Safety instructor in Oban, Scotland, and with his heart now set on a wealthy nurse Simone (Archie Panjabi). With Simone already in a rocky relationship, Malcolm decides to level the playing field by faking leukaemia to elicit her sympathy. As you do.

'The Widower' continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.

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