Lawyers Kim and Olivier pay little attention to their Polish domestic.
Perhaps they should
A family cleaner sees and hears everything, from the pill packet that signals that her employers are no longer trying for another child, to that unfamiliar earring in the marital bed that signals something altogether more worrying.
Two successful family lawyers, prosperous and happily-married, pay little attention to their Polish domestic.
PETER JUKES' new domestic thriller series stars LYDIA LEONARD as Mariola, NEIL STUKE as Olivier, and CLARE LAWRENCE-MOODY as Kim.
A DOMESTIC is the story of Mariola, a young Polish cleaner who works for a well-to-do lawyer couple in London's leafy middle-class suburb of Chiswick.
As well as Mariola the Andersons employ a full time Spanish nanny, Elena.
Kim and Olivier Anderson seem to have a perfect marriage.
As lawyers who work mainly in the area of marital dispute and contracts they have a lot in common.
They laugh riotously at the antics their warring clients get up to trying to best each other in - and out - of court.
As well as being good friends the couple are caring parents to their adorable tot Russell.
Then one morning Mariola finds an earring in the marital bed.
It doesn't look like the sort of earring Kim would wear.
Mariola looks closer.
It belongs to Elena, the nanny!
She comes from a broken family in rural Poland.
She is very fond of the Andersons.
Even if their humour at others' expense she occasionally finds troubling, she desperately wants harmony to rule.
She is especially attached to little Russell and fears for his security and happiness if the truth gets out.
Accordingly, she returns the earring to Elena's room.
And from this act events unfold that threaten to plunge the family into acrimony, break-up and finally a surprising and scary brand of domestic violence.
Is it possible that the couple who enjoyed much humour at the expense of their furious and vengeful clients could find themselves in their shoes?
Episode 1: Disclosure
Kim and Olivier, both lawyers in the field of marital breakdown and divorce, don't pay attention to Mariola, their Polish domestic who hears and see everything.
Mariola - Lydia Leonard
Olivier - Neil Stuke
Karen - Clare Lawrence-Moody
Dr Kevin Rorty - Sean Baker
Anna - Christine Kavanagh
Elena - Sally Orrock
Russell - Deeivya Meir
Directed by Peter Kavanagh.