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 Diana Goode (2 episodes, 1997)
Kitty Aldridge ...
 Anne Cattrell (2 episodes, 1997)
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 D.C.I. Walsh (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Phoebe Maybury (2 episodes, 1997)
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 D.S. McLoughlin (2 episodes, 1997)
Danny Midwinter ...
 D.C. Blackshaw (2 episodes, 1997)
Dave Hill ...
 Fred Phillips (2 episodes, 1997)
Gerard Horan ...
 D.S. Robinson (2 episodes, 1997)
Ann Bell ...
 Molly Phillips (2 episodes, 1997)
Luke Garrett ...
 P.C. Williams (2 episodes, 1997)
Niven Boyd ...
 Dr Webster (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Jonathan Maybury (2 episodes, 1997)
Jack Galloway ...
 Paddy Clarke (2 episodes, 1997)
Belinda Sinclair ...
 Eileen Clarke (2 episodes, 1997)
Anthony May ...
 Peter Barnes (2 episodes, 1997)
Liam McKenna ...
 Eddie Staines (2 episodes, 1997)
Paul Jerricho ...
 David Maybury (2 episodes, 1997)
Geoffrey Greenhill ...
 Sergeant Rogers (2 episodes, 1997)
Laura Girling ...
 Kelly McLoughlin (2 episodes, 1997)
Sara Stephens ...
 Tracy (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Mrs Thompson (2 episodes, 1997)
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation has the unfortunate repercussion of re-igniting the anger and hatred of the local community levelled against the women which started ten years previously when the husband of one of them mysteriously disappeared without trace. The same senior police officer from ten years ago is assigned the case and is determined to bring the women to justice this time around. The case is further complicated when his deputy, whose marriage is on the rocks, starts to take more than a professional interest in one of the women. What is the identity of the corpse in the Ice House? What really did happen ten years previously? Will all be revealed... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Anne Cattrell: Don't worry. Shaking hands with a lesbian is perfectly safe.
Detective Sergeant Andy McLoughlin: I've nothing against dykes, Miss Cattrell. Just wouldn't stick my finger in one.
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not enough material for a three hour movie
8 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

The gardener Fred Phillips finds a discomposed body in the ice house of an estate where Diana Goode, Anne Cattrell and Phoebe Maybury are living. Molly Phillips is the cook. D.C.I. Walsh is investigating with his younger partner D.S. McLoughlin (Daniel Craig). Walsh suspects Maybury right away after investigating her husband's disappearance ten years previously. Goode and Cattrell rent separate wings of the estate. Many in the small town spread rumors of the women's lesbianism.

It's a three hour 2-parter and there is probably enough material for one and half hour. The acting is solid and there is a younger Daniel Craig earning his stripes. The movie needs to be quicker but the long running really gets into the way. The start is pretty good but it slowly runs out of steam. The solid acting struggles to maintain interest.


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