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Jade Cannings (age 3-5)
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Terry Cannings
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Alison Lomas ...
WDC Jill Dawson
Emma Cunniffe ...
Claire Connolly
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Tom Sedley
Suzan Sylvester ...
Tessa Parry
William Chubb ...
Professor Berry
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DS Matt Johnson
Brian Hickey ...
Detective Superintendent
Steve Chaplin ...
Stephen Cannings
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A drama based on the true story of Angela Cannings, who was wrongly convicted of killing two of her children, on the basis of "expert witness" evidence about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Cot Death Syndrome) which has since been discredited. Written by Anonymous

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Professor Sir Roy Meadow whose expert witness evidence was discredited, resulting in Angela Cannings' conviction being quashed, was found guilty by the British Medical Association of gross professional misconduct in giving misleading evidence, and was struck off the medical register on 15 July 2005. See more »

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one of the best performances in a TV drama for a long time
27 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Heart-rending script made credible by superb performances by both Timothy Spall and Sarah Lancashire. There's always great depth to the characterisations on screen by Spall. I felt so angry at the situation-OE the way that the family had to suffer twice over after the tragic loss of their children and then by the way that so called"experts" are allowed to have so much power.Hopefully, this drama will bring it home to people the injustices of the existing system which leaves many having to prove their innocence. The drama also showed how much the family, in this case particularly the husband of the accused, had to suffer as well. A tremendous , tremendous performance.


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