Trial & Retribution: Season 9, Episode 1

The Lovers: Part 1 (7 Nov. 2005)

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A newly-wed couple are broken up when the husband goes missing. Has he done a runner or is there more to it?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief Supt Michael Walker
Tom Franke
Miriam Heard ...
Susan Harrington
William Thorpe
Mrs. Thorpe
Dorian Lough ...
Sarah Ozeke ...
Marcia Warren ...
Enid Franke
Mr. Gordon
DS Gregg
Milo Twomey ...
Mark Harrington
Penny Smith ...
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Harry Cranley


The police investigate the disappearance of Mark Harrington who simply vanished on his honeymoon while shopping in Covent Garden. The Commissioner has asked Det. Chief Supt. Murphy to look intro the case as the man's father-in-law, William Thorpe, is a close friend. Murphy presses DCI Roisin O'Connor to take on the case. They arrest two street hustlers when one of them uses Mark's credit card but they don't believe they're up to murder. When the missing man's frantic wife puts up a reward for information, against police advice, she is bombarded with false leads. From CCTV footage however, they do focus on a man wearing a plaster cast on his left arm and who, according to one of the local vendors, wears a wig. Written by garykmcd

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7 November 2005 (UK)  »

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Is La Plante running out of ideas ?
9 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable drama, well acted and well directed , but any readers familiar with the cult novel Het Gouden Ei (The Golden Egg) by Tim Krabbé , or the dutch movie Spoorloss and its Hollywood remake The Vanishing will find this a curious offering, particularly as full writing credits are given to La Plante.

This is essentially a re write of a re write, and leaves a question mark in my mind over the validity of its existence. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery Krabbé can sleep well in the knowledge that his work has found its way from the cult arena to the mainstream. If not the lack of recognition this has earned him.

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