First volume of episodes from the 1990s ITV drama series about a Church of England bishop and his unruly family. Edward Rattigan (Paul Shelley) and his wife, Jessica (Judy Loe), enjoy a high standing in the church and community, but the sheen of respectability masks a troubled underbelly. The problems of the couple find expression through their children. Gabriel (Stephen Mapes) is both homosexual and a methadone addict, issues his parents are more interested in covering up than resolving, while their daughter, Charlie (Emma Roberts), is unhealthily promiscuous. When Rachel (Lucy Robinson) enters the family via marriage to Gabriel, she is stunned to discover the truth underlying the facade, but has she yet seen the depths of the family’s depravity?
An early creation of multi-award-winning writer and producer Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), and producer Antony Wood (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks), this innovative late-night soap opera traces the secrets, scandals and conflicts of the wealthy family of a Church of England bishop.Exploring dramatic and controversial themes close to Davies’ heart, Revelations stars Paul Shelley as the morally flawed Edward Rattigan and Judy Loe as his manipulative wife, Jessica, both of whom have to deal with their troubled son Gabriel, a methadone addict whose homosexuality is a closely guarded secret, and promiscuous daughter Charlie. Lucy Robinson plays Rachel – who enters the turbulent, secretive and collusive family via marriage to Gabriel, but finds herself out of her depths in a world in which nothing is ever quite as it seems.