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See No Evil: The Moors Murders 

A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

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Series cast summary:
 Myra Hindley 2 episodes, 2006
 Ian Brady 2 episodes, 2006
 Dave Smith 2 episodes, 2006
 DCI Joe Mounsey 2 episodes, 2006
Charlotte Emmerson ...
 WDC Pat Clayton 2 episodes, 2006
John Henshaw ...
 DCS Arthur Benfield 2 episodes, 2006
James Quinn ...
 Supt Bob Talbot 2 episodes, 2006
Gordon Brown ...
 DS Jock Carr 2 episodes, 2006
Susan Twist ...
 Nellie Hindley 2 episodes, 2006
 Jack Smith 2 episodes, 2006
Colin Connor ...
 Pat Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Orla Cottingham ...
 Sheila Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Henry Cox ...
 Danny Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Kelli Hollis ...
 Ann West 2 episodes, 2006
Andy Quine ...
 Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2006
Cyriack Stevenson ...
 Alan West 2 episodes, 2006


1965:- Following the cot death of their baby daughter young marrieds Maureen and David Smith are comforted and ultimately influenced by Maureen's older sister Myra Hindley and her boyfriend Ian Brady but David is horrified to witness Brady murder teen-ager Edward Evans and goes to the police, as a result of which Brady is arrested. The police investigation links Brady and Hindley to the disappearance of several local children, especially when a pornographic photo of 10-year old Lesley Ann Downey is found, along with a tape of her pleading for her life. The bodies of Lesley and John Kilbride are discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth moor and Brady and Hindley are tried for murder, receiving multiple life sentences, though David is exonerated despite the pair trying to implicate him and it will be some years before the murderers confess to the whereabouts of other victims. Five years later the Smiths have separated and Maureen is persuaded by her grandma to visit Myra, who has now... Written by don @ minifie-1

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A powerful and thought provoking drama based on one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th century, the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.


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Release Date:

14 May 2006 (UK)  »

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See No Evil: The Story of the Moors Murders  »

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(2 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Maxine Peake and Joanne Froggatt previously starred together in an episode of Dinnerladies (1998) See more »


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[talking about Myra, several years after her conviction and imprisonment]
Maureen Smith: I have to believe what my heart tells me, Dave. And my heart tells me whatever Myra did in the past, she's a different person now.
Dave Smith: She's worse than Brady, Maureen. I mean, he's just a sicko, a sex case - the king of the sex cases. But Myra - she's human: she had feelings. Remember the tears when Angela Dawn died? That card she gave us? "Another little flower for God's fucking garden"! Jesus! She was killing kids at the ...
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Sensitively portrayed, but not baulking at its subject.
16 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was quite young [7 - 9 years of age] when these events took place, and remember the dreadful feelings that were prevalent. Before this drama was screened, I was not sure it would be possible to dramatize such an horrific episode without it coming across in a way that either glossed over or overemphasized many aspects. However, I feel this was a well pitched production. For me it has gone a small way towards dealing with something that has been uncomfortable to think about in recent times, when those involved were for one reason or another in the news. I don't think it would be appropriate for the full details to be made public in a television programme, but hopefully there was enough to be informative yet not too distressing. I hope the families concerned did not find the drama hurtful, and that it didn't reopen deep wounds for them - probably a vain hope, unfortunately.

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