About this title


Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when Cathy is forced to protect Madge from a violent attack by a punter it changes her life forever. Cathy is taken into care but she suffers institutional abuse which leaves her with no choice but to run away. She ends up destitute, on the streets of Soho. Desrae, a transvestite, unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Eamonn joins Dixon's firm and rises up the ranks of the East End criminal underworld. He gets involved with his boss's daughter but in a moment of violent rage, kills her. Eamonn flees to New York to escape retribution where he gains a reputation as a ruthless villain with a specialism for sourcing weaponry. Adapted from Martina Cole's best-selling novel this is an explosive action-packed thriller with two star crossed lovers at its centre.

Country: United Kingdom

Type: miniseries

Status: Ended

Language: English

Release Date: March 31, 2011

Also Known As: A szökevény, БеглянкаThe Runaway |  See more »


Company Credits

Production Co: Company Pictures

CastSee full cast »

Natasha Loring
as Candy
Rudolf Venter
as Caspar
Burn Gorman
as Richard Gates
Max Irons
as Tommy Pasqualino
Margaret Lawrence
as Housekeeper
Nora-Jane Noone
as Caitlin
Andre Weideman
as Peter Mahoney
Keith Allen
as Danny Dixon
Kierston Wareing
as Madge
Ken Stott
as Joey Pasqualino
Ron Smerczak
as Chief Taplin
Anthony Bishop
as Carroll
Dan Hirst
as Boxer
James Gracie
as Derek Salmon
Anthony Oseyemi
as Alfie

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2011 | 6 Episodes


Awards & Nominations

RTS Craft & Design Award 2011


RTS Craft & Design Award

Best Photography: Drama

Emmy 2012



Best Performance by an Actress

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