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 Danny Kavanagh 14 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Bernie Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Father Matthew 14 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Pete Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
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 John Fisher / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Sheila Thwaite 13 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Peter Quinlan 13 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Mr. Archer / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Simone Fisher / ... 11 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Annie Quinlan 11 episodes, 1997-1999
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 Dr. Sarah Kilbride / ... 10 episodes, 1997-1999
Bob Mason ...
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 Ged Hodgson 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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Wet & nasty...
5 November 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Jimmy McGovern's terrific mini-series contains arguably one of the single most haunting images in modern TV, as Danny Kavanagh (played strikingly by John Simm) staggers out of the icy lake bearing the first of the drowned girls. Although nothing else (perhaps inevitably) sticks in the mind to QUITE the same degree, McGovern's writing & Simm's performance help create one of the sharpest British serials of recent years.


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