Ben Turner is living an idyllic life in the sleepy English countryside. Happily married and father to a six-year-old daughter, things couldn't be better until a dark reminder from his past turns up in the morning mail.




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Series cast summary:
 Ben Turner (3 episodes, 1999)
Amanda Burton ...
 Rachel Monroe (3 episodes, 1999)
Zara Turner ...
 Natalie Turner (3 episodes, 1999)
Karis Copp ...
 Emmy Turner (3 episodes, 1999)
 Det. Chief Inspector Paris (3 episodes, 1999)
 D.S. Harding (3 episodes, 1999)
 Chief Supt (ret.) Dexter Alan (3 episodes, 1999)
 Oliver Fraser (3 episodes, 1999)
Geraldine Alexander ...
 Stella Cannon (3 episodes, 1999)
 Andrew Cannon (3 episodes, 1999)
 Denise Longden (3 episodes, 1999)
Mark Bagnall ...
 Robin (3 episodes, 1999)
 Ed (3 episodes, 1999)
Anna Keaveney ...
 Eileen (3 episodes, 1999)
Edward Jewesbury ...
 Bernard Clivedon (3 episodes, 1999)
Liz Edmiston ...
 Alma Todd (3 episodes, 1999)
Sally Faulkner ...
 Mrs. Arthur (3 episodes, 1999)
Joanne Good ...
 Rose the landlady (2 episodes, 1999)


The drama opens in a fairy-tale atmosphere of little girls in white dresses and flower wreaths skipping through the woods in an English country village. The fairy tale turns nightmare when one girl meets an unfortunate end and a mysterious stranger checks into the bed and breakfast run by Ben Turner and his wife Natalie. Threatening letters follow, and the ensuing investigation turns up more than a few surprises. Written by Bye

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1 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Interesting modern English village whodunnit
15 July 2002 | by (Chantilly, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This was presented in the US on Public Television's "Mystery" in three parts, which I taped and watched in one sitting. Amanda Burton is outstanding in a role which is slow to develop but full of passion. Overall, a great sense of drama and betrayal, filled with characters of no great physical beauty but considerable dimension. I did have some problems with the accents and dialog, although I generally have less difficulty with this than most Americans. While I thought I had sussed out the mystery, I found myself second guessing and the ending is a stunner. Certainly more demanding than most of the "Mystery" offerings, and maybe for a certain palate. Oh, and the lead detective is certainly unique.

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