The Night watch is a must see one-off TV drama adapted from the best-selling novel Sarah Waters which follows the lives of four young Londoners through three very different stages of the 1940s.
The Night Watch takes place in London during and just after World War II telling the closely linked stories of three women and one man.
Three out of the four young people in this controversial drama are struggling in same-sex relationships at a time when homosexuality was illegal for men and very much taboo for women.
As with Sarah Waters novel the TV adaptation is told in reverse so when we get to meet the young Helen, played by Little Dorrit star Claire Foy, the year is 1947 and her relationship with the glamorous Julia, played by Anna Wilson Jones is at breaking point.
Claire Foy plays one of the central characters in The Night Watch said:
“It is unlikely that it’s going to create the same kind of media storm as 2002s Tipping The Velvet.
“I remember being quite shocked when it came out but a lot of Tipping the Velvet was about sex, while The Night Watch isn’t about sex, it’s about relationships.”
In this must-see, heart-moving TV drama:
The lives, loves and losses of four people will gradually being unravelled as we are taken back and forth from Blitz torn London between 1941 and 1944.
The Night Watch Tonight BBC2.
9pm – 10.30pm