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8 June 1992 (UK) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Kitchen ... Steven Vey

Sean Gallagher ... Eddy Doyle
Caroline Catz ... Nicky Lennon

Lee Ross ... Tommy

Andrew Tiernan ... Leo
Carol Starks ... Tanya Penny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Allen ... Robson
Al Ashton ... Insp. Brunskill
Peter Blythe ... Chris Bouch
Adrian Cairns ... Cauldwell
Michael Carter ... Giles
Iain Cuthbertson ... Lord Chancellor
Eleanor David ... Sarah Vey

Tim Dutton ... Harry
Michael Fitzgerald ... Benny
Tiffany Griffiths ... Natasha Vey
Annie Hayes ... Mrs. Lennon
Racheal Joseph ... Mrs. Border
Paul Kember ... Martin Doyle
Margery Mason ... Leonora
Marian McLoughlin ... Maddy Doyle
Esther O'Toole ... Imogen Vey

Tony Osoba ... Inspector Atkinson
Cliff Parisi ... Cliff

Terry Pearson ... TV Chat Show Host
Alan Rowlands ... Usher

Serena Scott Thomas ... Mandy Watson
Brian Stirner ... Colin Roberts
Peter Symonds ... Peter Bell
Karl Tessler ... Mechanic
Sandy Warr ... Newsreader

Philip Whitchurch ... Det. Sup. Fallon

Directed by
Colin Gregg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Burke 

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Sarah Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hal Lindes 
 
Cinematography by
Derek Suter 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Mulliner 
 
Production Design by
Ian Fisher 
 
Costume Design by
Eileen Hubball 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jackie Davies .... second assistant director
Andrew Foster .... third assistant director
George Gerwitz .... first assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Deaton .... focus puller
Keith Hollingworth .... best boy
Dickie Lee .... grip
John Maskall .... camera operator
Pat Melody .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Ann Simpson .... script supervisor
 

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197 min (4 parts)
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Remade as The Guilty (2000)See more »

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Preposterous plot twists overshadow strong performances, 6 February 2013
Author: GilBlas from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The main reason, in my opinion, for watching this British mini-series is the performance of the reliably-excellent Michael Kitchen (Foyle of "Foyle's War"), here playing against type as Steven Vey, a successful barrister and a man as arrogant as he is amoral. Though married, Vey has eyes for a young secretary in his office. She is sufficiently flattered by his flirting that the two end up one evening after work at her apartment. Sensing that she has allowed things to go too far, she tries to end their evening together, but Vey is not about to be rebuffed, and he proceeds to force himself on the young woman. Not long after this incident, Vey receives a coveted appointment to the bench. The young woman, wanting some sense of justice but believing that she would have little chance of getting it in court, contacts Vey with an offer: if he resigns his judgeship, she will remain quiet about what he did to her; if he does not, she will go public.

The stage is set for a promising drama, which makes what follows all the more disappointing. First, the story shifts from London to Birmingham and to a young, petty thief, Eddy Doyle. Doyle learns from his mother that the man he thought was his father is actually his adoptive father, that his biological father is a man by the name of... Steven Vey! Learning this, Doyle is off to London to try to locate Vey. In what follows, the story goes off the rails, at least it did for me, because of the coincidences the writers invoke to intersect the paths of Doyle and Vey and of Doyle and the young lady who was Vey's victim. If you are tolerant of these preposterous twists, then you may be impressed with this mini-series. I wasn't.

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