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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Another brilliant series from the pen of Jimmy McGovern
15 April 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

After watching the first series of the Lakes I wondered if McGovern could match his wonderfully complex and intriguing stories in the second series. Well I don't think anyone could have been disappointed. With even more tie ins, parallel stories and character development than the first series McGovern has again proved that he has one of the best minds in British drama. The star performance of the series was again from John Simm as the gambling addicted outsider Danny. Special mention must also go to Kevin Doyle as John who seemed to have a lot more fun with his new homicidal tendencies. All in all the Lakes has again brought me and a lot of others great pleasure. If you have not yet seen the first or second series I strongly recommend you find it, it will be the best bit of television you'll see all year.


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