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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Series cast 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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Astonishingly impactful television!!
25 June 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

This remarkable series has already been repeated on Australian television, and as far as I'm concerned it can be repeated each year, and nothing will come anywhere near it. The sharpness of Jimmy McGovern's script, the breathtaking performance by John Simm, the direction of David Blair, and the awesome landscape of the Lake District form the foundation of this 4-part series.

There are many layers and sub-texts to this story. My family were still discussing it for months after the first viewing. Not all the decisions made by the characters in this story will be popular with viewers, but they are realistic indeed. So realistic that one is likely to feel uncomfortable with the result.

As a rites of passage tale, "The Lakes" is almost mythological in its strength, gritty realism, and impact.

I look forward to the further work of this remarkable writer.


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