The Inheritance | Preview (Channel 5)
The Inheritance is a new Channel 5 drama which follows the story of three siblings, Daniel, Sian and Chloe, who are left reeling after the unexpected death of their Father, Dennis.
When it turns out they are not left anything in the will, they embark on a dangerous journey to figure out whether his death was truly a tragic accident, or whether it was in fact murder. So, a family who look harmonious and loving start to show the cracks borne of years of secrets and jealousy.
Secrets are exploded, relationships ripped apart, and lives lost as the siblings try desperately to claw back their inheritance and make sense of what is happening around them…asking the question, is blood really thicker than water?
In episode one, Sian (Gaynor Faye), Daniel (Robert James-Collier), and Chloe Watson (Jemima Rooper) – are stunned when their father Dennis (Larry Lamb) dies unexpectedly and it’s revealed he has left everything in his will, including the family home, to a woman they’ve never heard of. A woman who, it turns out, apparently had a 14-year affair with their father and married him in secret.
As the siblings begin to question everything they thought they knew about their father, they become increasingly suspicious that this woman, Susan (Samantha Bond) had something to do with his death. Why didn’t he tell them about her, or that he was suffering from signs of dementia?
Why is there high-strength alcohol and chemicals hidden around his house? And why does his will state he wants to be cremated, when he was always going to be buried next to the siblings’ mother?
As the children try to piece it all together, little do they know that they are being watched… somebody has Dennis’s family home videos and is keeping tabs on each of them. What they also don’t know is that they are each keeping secrets from one another, secrets with the potential to destroy already strained relationships.
Then, on the day of their father’s funeral, as Dennis’s body is about to be cremated, the coroner bursts in - she has reason to suspect foul play in Dennis’s death...
The Inheritance begins Monday 4th September on Channel 5.