A troubled boy (Steven Mackintosh) endures physical abuse by the staffers at a children's home.

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Davey
Jaye Griffiths ...
Elaine
Maria Pride ...
Pauline
Charlotte Cornwell ...
Joanne Hallows
Lynn Hunter ...
Angela
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Tony Collins
Huw Davies ...
DC Price
William Ivory ...
DS Devlin
Andrew Seear ...
Weber
David Sibley ...
Cashman
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Clerk of the Court
Jason W. May ...
Older Terry (as Jason May)
Gareth Potter ...
Older Boy
Helen Griffin ...
Pauline's Mum
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15-year old Davey Younger is sent to Glenavon care home for boys in Wales where he is subjected to sexual abuse by two of the staff and a visiting magistrate. The adult Davey, married with children, is approached by television journalist Elaine Hughes after sympathetic councillor Tony Collins has ordered an investigation into the historic abuse but Davey is reluctant to dig up the past that he has kept from his wife. Arrests are made but Davey is convinced that any allegations against the magistrate will not be believed. However he agrees to testify against him in court, though the result is not to everybody's advantage. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Written by Cerys Matthews and Mark Roberts
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Really really cool made for tv drama!
25 December 2000 | by (Leamington Spa, Wariwickshire, England) – See all my reviews

I was quite shocked to see how damn good this was especially considering Made forTV movies are made for TV for a reason, they suck! Antonia Bird's quite fast moving, yet thoroughly intriguing direction kept me on the edge of my seat through some quite dramatic but not graphic molestation sequences. Child abuse seems to be quite a fashion in recent hollywood, and it's good to see the BBC catching on and ripping them off!

Great performances from Steve Mackintosh as Davey as a grown up, who was pretty sweet in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels! Also a damn fine performance from Alun Evans, who played Gareth, the kid who falls down on his knees and cries like a girl!


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