A five-part miniseries that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.
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 Sarah Wheeler (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tops / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Barbara Poole / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
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 John Poole (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Victor Marsham (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Ethan Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Rosie Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tanya Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Matt Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kyle Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
Margot Leicester ...
 Hazel Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Simone Farnes (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DSI Iain Barclay (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Francis Cross (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DC Stephen Beam (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DS Amy Foster (5 episodes, 2007)
Joanna Horton ...
 Danielle Miller (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sgt. Parker (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Pat Dowling (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nusrat Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Gerard Hopkirk (5 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Laurie Franklin (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Danny Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Ibra Akram (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Jen Mason (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nick Durden (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Natalie Cryer (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Colly Trent (5 episodes, 2010)
Caroline Martin ...
 Emma Opie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Gary Machin / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Josh Fairley (4 episodes, 2007)
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 DC Nawaz (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Rawdon Hull (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Khalil (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Didi Mputu (4 episodes, 2010)
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 DI Mal Craig (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Sohel Hussain (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Maureen Hardy (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Supt Jim Carpenter (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Jamal Matthews (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Dr. Tobolska / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Daf Parry (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Mic Danes (3 episodes, 2007)
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 ACC Jenny Griffin (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Dr Haydar (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Siobhan Doole (3 episodes, 2010)
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 PC Paul Tait (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Farid Sardar (3 episodes, 2010)
Ash Tandon ...
 Mr. Hassan (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Leanne Wellings (2 episodes, 2007)
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 DS Curling (2 episodes, 2007)
Patrick O'Kane ...
 DI Laverty (2 episodes, 2007)
Lauren Taylor ...
 Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaime (2 episodes, 2007)
Nichola Dame Hartwell ...
 Older Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
David Doyle ...
 Petrol Attendant (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Bilal Choudry (2 episodes, 2010)
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The story begins one hot summers day when Leanne Wellings is taking her two young children to visit her grandfather. She stops to buy flowers at a motorway lay-by but then inexplicably vanishes -- leaving her two small children waiting for her in her car -- lost and far from home. Her two small children then set off to find her only to go missing themselves. Their ordeal is captured on CCTV cameras and before long the family's heart-stopping trauma is not only a complex police investigation but a major national news story. Written by Anonymous

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A few scenes, including the ending, are being re-shot for the US release. See more »

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In the scene where Hugh Bonneville checks out the VW transporter van, the production office vehicle and livery, plus the silver Mercedes sound van and sound engineer are clearly visible. See more »

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This is why we should retain the licence fee.
6 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the finest pieces of television drama of the last decade. Throughout the five hours, ones perceptions and sympathies are constantly challenged as it explores many facets of modern day British society. David Morrisey is, as usual, brilliant. At first coming across as a heavy handed copper in conflict with the heroine, but then proving to be intelligent and caring, as he works with her in uncovering the truth. I have never seen Surrane Jones before. I believe she comes from the world of television soaps. Her performance was magnificent, as she maintains her humour and composure whilst trying to balance the demands of the case and the stress of caring for her mother. I could go on and talk about every member of the cast who contributes to this magnificent drama, but their efforts would mean little without such an absorbing script that constantly challenges your assumptions about any of the characters. It is programmes like this that restore one's faith in television drama, whilst at the same time making it almost impossible to settle for most of the garbage that is increasingly filling the airwaves.


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