01/10/2018 12:12 BST

'The Cry': Jenna Coleman's New BBC Drama Leaves Viewers Totally And Utterly Confused


With a ‘Bodyguard’ shaped-hole in the Sunday night TV schedules, the pressure was on the BBC’s new drama ‘The Cry’ to get us all hooked. 

Sadly, though, it seemed to miss the mark for some viewers with its first episode, with many left utterly baffled as to what was going on.


Starring Jenna Coleman as new mother Joanna, the psychological thriller focuses on the disappearance of her son. 

However, the series jumps between numerous points in time, with the present day featuring a court case involving Joanna, interspersed with therapy sessions which indicate she’s not of sound mind. 

The convoluted, twisting narrative left many struggling to keep up with what was going on...

There were some, however, who had read the book of the same name by Helen FitzGerald, who promised that things would soon start to become clear...

The first episode of ‘The Cry’ launched to a strong overnight audience of 5.7 million, becoming the second-biggest new drama launch of the year, overtaking ‘McMafia’, but falling behind ‘Bodyguard’. 

However, it remains to be seen how many of those will tune in next week, or choose to give up altogether. 

‘The Cry’ continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.