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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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Detective Sergeant Andy McLoughlin: You're an awful bloody liar Cattrell, you told me compassion was a frail thing. In your hands it is an offensive weapon.
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A truly outstanding example of British mysteries
13 June 2001 | by (Hof / Saale, Germany) – See all my reviews

'The Ice House' is a truly remarkable venture, both in terms of plot and of characterization. As far as the slowly unfolding plot is concerned, the film is second to hardly any of the British (TV) mysteries of recent years such as Inspector Morse etc. The main characters are portrayed in a convincing yet cinematically appropriate way. Right from the very beginning the film psychologically probes the dark sides of human nature keeping the viewer in tight suspense right to the very end. Worth seeing !


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