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 Olive Martin 4 episodes, 1996
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 Rosalind Leigh 4 episodes, 1996
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 Hal Hawksley 4 episodes, 1996
Sophie Stanton ...
 Prison Officer #1 4 episodes, 1996
Michael Percival ...
 Peter Crew 4 episodes, 1996
Maureen Hibbert ...
 Prison Officer #2 4 episodes, 1996
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 Father Julian 4 episodes, 1996
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 Edward Clarke 3 episodes, 1996
Ann Davies ...
 Dorothy Clarke 3 episodes, 1996
James McCarthy ...
 Geoff Wyatt 2 episodes, 1996
Angela Belton ...
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 Albert Hayes 2 episodes, 1996
Jay Villiers ...
Wendy Nottingham ...
 Marnie O'Brien 2 episodes, 1996
Jim Barclay ...
 Reggie Wheelan 2 episodes, 1996
Karen Westwood ...
 Amber Martin 2 episodes, 1996
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Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) begins to develop a relationship with Olive and is soon convinced of her innocence. With the help of restaurant owner and former policeman Hal Hawksley (Fulford), she sets out to prove it and undo what she sees as a miscarriage of justice. However, all is not what is seems. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Pauline Quirke wore a bulky, 22-stone "fat suit" in order to look the part for her role as the heavyweight killer Olive Martin. See more »

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The Book
14 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The book is definitely something to read. I practically finished it in an entire week. Wow, what a masterpiece. Have yet to see the movie, but I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller/mystery. Minette Walters does an extremely wonderful job in her descriptions and you can practically see what's happening in your head. So if you're looking for a great read, try Minette's books, as i've been reading them since I read "The Sculptress" and each new book has a different surprise, be it murder, or some other fun thing. Check them out and enjoy a new author's take on Murder, Mayhem and best of all Mysteries! I know I'll check them out throughout time to time.


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