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 Statto (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Selwyn-Swanton (3 episodes, 1997)
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 George Bond (3 episodes, 1997)
Neil Conrich ...
 Plain Clothes Detectives (3 episodes, 1997)
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Keith Clifford ...
 Male Nurse (2 episodes, 1997)
John Ringham ...
 Norman (2 episodes, 1997)
Laura Davenport ...
 Francesca Morris (2 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Rooney ...
 John Paul Bird (2 episodes, 1997)
Ian Sanders ...
 Journalists (2 episodes, 1997)
Jub Jub ...
 Young Band (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Leo the Driver (2 episodes, 1997)
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This is what I call drama
26 October 2000 | by (North Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

This is what British drama - good British drama - is all about: fine performances (not just a big name dragging a bunch of good-lookers), effective direction, an unbeatable, realistic script and effects that don't take over from actions.

Jennifer Ehle was excellent as the enigmatic Melissa in the title role, Julie Walters - as ever - turns out a stirring performance, and Diana Weston's drunken Hope brings a smile to the face with those Shirley Bassey impersonations.

Something of a gentle thriller, and something that will definitely keep you guessing until the end.


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