“We also find it frightening because we like to live with the idea that men are dangerous and women are safe, so when you see children to a male stranger in the park it’s dangerous but if they’re talking to a woman it isn’t.
“Female sex offenders challenge those notions, which is why a lot of people struggle to believe these things.” Yet women are paedophiles and child sex abusers.
And although slim and stylish enough in clothes, he was hardly love’s young dream (or even geriatric dream) when stripped down to black underwear. Here were beta-blockers, statins, warfarin and paracetamol, the standard nightly pharmacopeia of today’s elderly male. He swallowed all his pills, plumped up his pillows and to get into the mood opened his version of hard porn: the New Scientist!
I tactfully ignored the gradual revelation of the sunken grey hairy chest, the pallor of ageing flesh and the stick-thin legs. He started to put packets of pills by his bedside table. His first words of love were: 'Do you know about these elusive particles called neutrinos?
Ffion (Jodie Whittaker, right) uses her "grain" to play back memories in front of her eyes.
But while the men were respectively found guilty of 14 and 13 counts, including rape, (Stadler was clearled of nine other charges bar the assault), Black was found guilty of 23 offences.
It was directed by Brian Welsh, and first aired on Channel 4 on 18 December 2011.
The episode, set in an alternative reality where most people have "grains" recording everything they do, see, or hear, and allowing them to play back their memories in front of their eyes or on a screen, tells the story of Liam (Toby Kebbell), a man who starts suspecting that his wife Ffion (Jodie Whittaker) might have an affair.
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