The Lakes (1997–1999)

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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »

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 Danny Kavanagh (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Elizabeth Bennett ...
 Mrs. Archer / ... (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Charles Dale ...
 Chef (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mary Jo Randle ...
 Bernie Quinlan (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Kaye Wragg ...
 Lucy Archer (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Father Matthew (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
James Thornton ...
 Pete Quinlan (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Samantha Seager ...
 Julie (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Joey (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 John Fisher / ... (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
Matt Bardock ...
 Albie (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Sheila Thwaite (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
Emma Cunniffe ...
 Emma Kavanagh / ... (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Peter Quinlan (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Grandad (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Mr. Archer / ... (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Simone Fisher / ... (11 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lee Oakes ...
 Tharmy (11 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Ruth (11 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jessica Perry ...
 Annie Quinlan (11 episodes, 1997-1999)
Barbara Wilshere ...
 Dr. Sarah Kilbride / ... (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bob Mason ...
 Sergeant Slater / ... (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Marshall Lancaster ...
 Ged Hodgson (8 episodes, 1999)
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 Beverly (8 episodes, 1999)
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 Jo Jo Spiers (7 episodes, 1999)
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through the machinations of fate, he finds himself implicated in a tragedy. As the series goes on, the secrets, lies, and crimes, of the seemingly tranquil community continue to be revealed. Written by Azure_Girl

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The first season is pure genius; the second is slightly flawed
15 April 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Let's just say that McGovern has done a great job in creating a story about how a small community can be influenced by a horrifying incident. The first season is brilliant. I loved the withheld ( often sexual) tension between the characters and the way how they appeared as persons you might meet in reality. The second season isn't bad, but it's just too long for its own good. There are too many uninteresting side-tracks about boring characters. Also, I couldn't quite relate to some of them anymore, they felt too much as made up caricatures. Though at some occasions it does reach the level of the first one, as a whole it's very disappointing. They'd better made it into 4 or 5 episodes instead of the 10 it eventually got.


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