When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.
Thomas M. Wright,
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallce begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
Three part BBC TV series from 1991 which has vanished into obscurity. A pretty good thriller - vaguely Edge of Darkness themes about environmental conspiracies, plus local government corruption and freemasonry, and classic Scottish hardman clichés - loners, family rifts, impenetrable accents, black humour, and they only ever drink shots of whisky. Mostly filmed in Dundee (the city of 3 Js - jam, jute and journalism) and some scenes in and around Ullapool. Well worth tracking down, and an excellent soundtrack by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics which was released as a single and a full LP. Both can still be found cheaply on CD if you trawl through bin-ends on ebay or Amazon.
Deserves a reissue - never released on DVD and not sure if it even appeared on VHS.
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