Paula behind the wheel inside car

One night of passion has a brutal impact on the life of a science teacher. Watch this tragedy from international playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson, stream live on DStv Now.

From international playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson comes a three-part revenge tragedy, telling the story of two people who become fatally entangled.

Paula, starts Wednesday 10 January at 20:00 on BBC First (Dstv Channel 119), and stream live on DStv Now.

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Paula and James are worlds apart. While they both live in Dublin, Paula is a well-respected science teacher, while James scrapes by day to day by doing maintenance jobs, stealing from his mother and sleeping with his clients. Paula hires James to exterminate the rats when she hears strange scuttling noises in her basement.  They share a frenzied one-night stand, and in a fleeting moment of passion, Paula’s life is brutally impacted. She is quickly pulled into a vicious game of cat and mouse with James, and her job, family and friends are drawn into this new dark world. As James’ grip on her life strengthens, Paula’s sense of normality is shattered. She is forced to access the darkest depths of her soul in order to survive, as local detective and confidant Mac struggles to reach or protect her.

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by Alice da Silva