The Slap

The Slap

Available on Acorn TV
Based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, this drama explores how a single event can cause significant repercussions upon a group of family and friends. That event? A slap. Specifically, a man, Harry, slapping a 4-year-old boy (who was not his son) at the 40th birthday party of Harry's cousin, Hector. That incident results in a trial and this programme tells the story from the points of view of eight people as the court case proceeds. `The slap', as the event comes to be known, greatly affects each character's life and, in turn, results in each character being `slapped' -- forced to face up to truths about themselves.
Starring Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Melissa George