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TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2008)
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A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. 45 years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.
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Series cast summary:
Lee Ingleby ...  DI George Bennett 3 episodes, 2008
Emma Cunniffe ...  Ruth Hawkin 3 episodes, 2008
Philip Jackson ...  Old George Bennett 3 episodes, 2008
Juliet Stevenson ...  Catherine Heathcote 3 episodes, 2008
Elizabeth Day Elizabeth Day ...  Sasha Heathcote 3 episodes, 2008
Tony Maudsley ...  DS Tommy Clough 3 episodes, 2008
Greg Wise ...  Philip Hawkin 3 episodes, 2008
Poppy Goodburn Poppy Goodburn ...  Alison Carter 3 episodes, 2008
Mikey North ...  Charlie Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Danny Tennant Danny Tennant ...  PC Swindells 3 episodes, 2008
Sheila Reid ...  Ma Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Danny Sapani ...  Keith Slocombe 3 episodes, 2008
Joy Blakeman Joy Blakeman ...  Kathy Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Zoe Telford ...  Nicola Curry 3 episodes, 2008
Liz Moscrop Liz Moscrop ...  Laura 3 episodes, 2008
Philip Whitchurch ...  DCI Culver 2 episodes, 2008
Romy Baskerville Romy Baskerville ...  Margaret Bennett 2 episodes, 2008
Dave Hill ...  Old Tommy Clough 2 episodes, 2008
Peter Cartwright ...  Judge Sampson 2 episodes, 2008
Chris Brailsford ...  Dan Crowther 2 episodes, 2008
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ...  Dr. Panaseer 2 episodes, 2008
Miranda Williams Miranda Williams ...  Young Catherine 2 episodes, 2008
Paul Wyett Paul Wyett ...  Don Smart 2 episodes, 2008
Dirk Smith ...  PC Dawson 2 episodes, 2008
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In 1963, Alison Carter left her home in the small English village of Scardale and vanished. The mystery devastated the community and captivated police officer George Bennett. In modern day London, journalist Catherine Heathcote is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about the case. However, the previously helpful Bennett, now in his seventies, suddenly pulls out of the film. What makes him hesitant to discuss the case that made him a hero? The past and present interweave as both Bennett and Heathcote attempt to unravel the mysteries. Written by L. Hamre

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November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Aired in the USA as a two-part movie on PBS, November 1 and 8, 2009. See more »

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Complex but masterly thriller
14 March 2009 | by brice-18See all my reviews

What a pity that Robert Hanks' callow review of the first episode is the only external assessment of this gripping thriller. I must confess, though, that when I saw it on TV I couldn't follow it - the simultaneous plots in past and present puzzled me, or perhaps I was 'as tired as a newt'! Anyway,I was sufficiently intrigued to get the DVD,and I'm so glad I did. Juliet Stevenson, too often under cast these days, is at her brilliant best as the dedicated TV reporter, 'crap mother' Catherine Heathcote, investigating the disappearance of 13-year old Alison Carter some 50 years ago. Elizabeth Day is so good as her troubled, overlooked daughter Saha, while Liz Moscrop as Catherine's novelist mother shows how Catherine was comparably overlooked. Catherine befriends George Bennett (the great Philip Jackson), whose eager beaver younger self is played by Lee Ingleby; Tom Maudsley and Dave Hill are both Fine as his loyal if sceptical sergeant. Then there's Greg Wise,supremely arrogant as the man you'd love to hate - but is he a murderer? There are astonishing twists at the end, yet they all make sense: wow!


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