The four-part drama is based on a novel of the same name by barrister and writer Imran Mahmood, and tells the story of a young man called Hero who is accused of murder. The prosecution barrister relates damning evidence to him in the closing speech. But Hero decides he wants to tell his own story, rather than the version that his barrister decided was in his best interests, and fires his brief.
Episode 1 airs on Sunday 5 December at 9pm on BBC One.
Praise for the series:
‘A propulsive thriller’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Telegraph
‘A clever courtroom drama with a canny star performance at its centre’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Independent
‘It’s a compelling, well-executed piece of telly that is deserving of your attention.’
‘You Don’t Know Me has all of the elements that we want and expect – mystery, drama, high stakes and so on and so forth – but the writing, complemented beautifully by Sarmad Masud’s direction, ensures that those softer moments are as tender and warm as they need to be.’
★ ★ ★ ★ – Radio Times
‘As a dramatic device, switching between court and the events of the recent past was fresh and engaging’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Times
‘You Don’t Know Me acutely subverts storytelling expectations… A thrilling and thoughtful drama.’ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Culture Whisper