When Detective Sergeant Mackenzie Stone’s wife disappeared without a trace five years ago, his life imploded. Wracked with confusion and feelings of guilt, Stone spent every waking hour looking for her. Driven to the point of destruction, and sinking into alcoholism and despair, he began to lose his grip on reality.
Meanwhile, for the last five years John Dean has suffered from total amnesia following a massive head injury. The subject of numerous psychological studies, Dean has rebuilt his life, running a small shipyard repair shop with new wife Jenna.
Back at work, Stone is increasingly distracted. His continual search keeps leading him back to two unrelated men, John Dean and Paul West (who killed his wife and child for insurance money). Stone’s instincts tell him to pursue Dean, determined to prove he is planning a similar fate for his own new family. But, as Stone’s behaviour becomes ever more erratic, the less credible his claims seem – leaving him to question his motives as he finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
The drama delves into the darkest parts of a man’s mind and leaves Stone fighting to prove his own innocence, wondering if he in fact murdered his own wife…
Amnesia entertained seven million viewers on ITV1 and was nominated for an Edgar in 2005.
‘It’s superbly intelligent filmmaking, truly memorable viewing.’ Time Out
‘In the best thriller tradition nobody in ‘Amnesia’ is what they seem. Brilliant dramatic conception. Unforgettable.’ The Telegraph
‘There is nothing forgettable about Amnesia.’ Daily Express
‘Worthy of Agatha Christie – and higher praise than that I cannot, within this genre, bestow.’ The Guardian
‘Taut, stylish and intelligent. Hannah is outstanding. Memories are made of this.’ The Sunday Express
- John Hanna
- Patrick Malahide
- Gemma Redgrave
- Brendan Coyle
- Anthony Calf
Written by: Chris Lang
Directed by: Nick Laughland
Produced by: Jeremy Gwilt
Executive producers: Douglas Rae and Robert Bernstein
Production Company: Ecosse Films