Stephen Downing is in prison, classed as IDOM, In Denial of Murder. Downing maintains his innocence for the murder of a young woman, Wendy Sewell, in the village of Bakewell in 1973. Don ... See full summary »

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Stephen Tompkinson ...
Don Hale
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Wendy Sewell
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Stephen Downing
Steve Jackson ...
John Marshall
David Troughton ...
Ray Downing
June Watson ...
Nita Downing
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Christine Downing
Judy Flynn ...
Kath Hale
Wayne Foskett ...
David Sewell
Jennifer Hennessy ...
Jackie Dunn (as Jennifer Hennessey)
Neil Boorman ...
Ron Duggins
Malcolm Raeburn ...
Adrian Duggins
Andrea Mason ...
Lesley Shooter
Ewan Hooper ...
Charles Hale
Jeanne Hepple ...
Doreen Hale
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Stephen Downing is in prison, classed as IDOM, In Denial of Murder. Downing maintains his innocence for the murder of a young woman, Wendy Sewell, in the village of Bakewell in 1973. Don Hale is the crusading journalist determined to prove Downing's innocence. Written by Tom Allen

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Based on the story of Stephen Downing who was acquitted in 2001 for the murder of Wendy Sewell, which occurred in 1973. See more »

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Good idea...bad film
11 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Based on the fight for Stephen Downing's release from prison after being wrongly convicted for the 1973 murder of Wendy Sewell, and his subsequent acquittal in 2001, this true dramatisation "In Denial of Murder" was a good idea, but was transformed into a wishy-washy soapy splurge.

Bad casting, bad direction, indifferent acting, a sketchy script and irritating flashbacks made it into a flat and utterly tedious non-event.

It's a thumbs-down to all concerned in this dire production of a story which deserved far better treatment. It could have, and should have, been given a more meaningful airing.


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