Anyone's Nightmare

ITV (ended 2001)


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Anyone's Nightmare, also known as Anybody's Nightmare, is a television movie that debuted on ITV in 2001. It is a drama based on the book Anybody's Nightmare by Angela and Tim Devlin. The book and film are based on a true story, the events of which began in 1993. Sheila Bowler (Patricia Routledge) is a middle-aged music teacher who is saddened when her husband's elderly aunt dies. Sheila's troubles soon grow. Sheila finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars after she is falsely accused of committing the crime of murder. No one is more surprised than her, for she had faith that the criminal justice system would do its duty and acknowledge her innocence. The injustice of her situation is anyone's worst nightmare. Anyone's Nightmare explores the circumstances that led to her conviction and, ultimately, to her release from prison. Who murdered the elderly aunt? Did anyone? And what affect does this course of events have on Sheila?