Torn is a 2007 British miniseries produced for ITV.
This series contains examples of:
- Adult Fear: Sarah and David take their eyes off Alice for two seconds, and Joanna takes the little girl home with her.
- The Alcoholic: Sarah, in the past. Stephen begins to show shades of this following Joanna's death.
- Chekhov's Gun: The DNA sample Sarah gives to confirm her relationship to Alice/Lori. The police later use it to identify Sarah as the person Joanna fought with shortly before her death.
- Death by Falling Over: How Joanna bites the dust.
- Police Are Useless: Averted. Sally listens to Sarah's concerns and suspicions, and follows up on them.
- The Reveal: Lori is Alice.
- Title Drop: Alice telling Joanna that she feels "torn".
- Verbed Title