A CONFESSION viewers switched off in their droves AGAIN tonight over the ITV drama’s ‘shaky’ camerawork.
True crime fans were distracted by the “continuous zooms” in the new six-part series about serial killer Christopher Halliwell and were left feeling seasick by the constantly moving picture.
Viewers rushed to Twitter to share their frustration at the way the star-studded drama was shot.
One wrote: “I think maybe kids filmed #AConfession and the cameras were too heavy and awkward to hold so they kept knocking the zoom button and… you get me.”
Another said: “This camera work along with Martin Freeman has me expecting David Brent piping up from the corner with ‘under weaknesses you’ve put eczema’ #AConfession!”
A thirdsaid: “#AConfession I think it’s the camera man’s first job out of school and he’s really nervous hence the shaking!”
The events depicted in A Confession are based on real events.
When Sian O’Callaghan went missing in March 2011, CCTV evidence quickly led police to taxi driver Christopher Halliwell.
They arrested him on suspicion of kidnap, with Detective Fulcher believing Sian may still be alive — and that Halliwell was their only hope of finding her.
With this in mind, Fulcher made the decision to interrogate him not at the station, but in an isolated countryside spot without a solicitor present.
Halliwell confessed to murder and led him not just to Sian’s body, but to that of Becky Godden-Edwards, reported missing four years earlier.
The series has an A-list star line-up.
The show is headed up by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Martin Freeman who plays Detective Fulcher.
To add to this we have fellow movie star Imelda Staunton, who is soon to be seen in the new Downton Abbey, playing Karen Edwards who daughter Becky Godden-Edwards is missing.
Next up we have drama veteran Siobhan Finneran who plays Sian O’Callaghan’s mum.
Making up the star line-up is former EastEnders star and Doc Martin actor Joe Absolom who plays murderer Christopher Halliwell.
The series is based on true crime
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A Confession continues next Monday at 9pm on ITV.
After each episode has aired you can watch it on the ITV Hub.
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