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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Series cast summary:
Lee Massey ...
 Ethan Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tops (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Matt Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Rosie Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Barbara Poole / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sarah Wheeler (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tanya Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DC Stephen Beam (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DS Amy Foster (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Francis Cross (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DSI Iain Barclay (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kyle Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Simone Farnes (5 episodes, 2007)
Margot Leicester ...
 Hazel Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 John Poole (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Victor Marsham (5 episodes, 2007)
Joanna Horton ...
 Danielle Miller (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Laurie Franklin / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Jen Mason (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Gerard Hopkirk (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nusrat Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Danny Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nick Durden (5 episodes, 2010)
Samantha Robinson ...
 PC Natalie Cryer / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Ibra Akram (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Sgt Don Parker / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Colly Trent (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Pat Dowling (5 episodes, 2010)
Luke Hudson ...
 Luke Craig (5 episodes, 2010)
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 DI Mal Craig (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Josh Fairley (4 episodes, 2007)
Caroline Martin ...
 Emma Opie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Gary Machin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Didi Mputu (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Rawdon Hull (4 episodes, 2007)
Kamal Kaan ...
 Farid Sardar (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Supt James Carpenter / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Nawaz (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Khalil / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Jamal Matthews (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Sohel Hussain (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Maureen Hardy (4 episodes, 2010)
Bradley Johnson ...
 Ross Dwyer (3 episodes, 2010)
Paul Wyett ...
 DC Kevin Cunliffe (3 episodes, 2010)
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 PC Paul Tait (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Sister Siobhan Doole / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Fabienne Clark ...
 Gemma Durden (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Dr. Adel Haydar (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Mic Danes (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Daf Parry (3 episodes, 2007)
Ruth Gemmell ...
 Dr. Tobolska / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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 ACC Jenny Griffin (3 episodes, 2007)
Ash Tandon ...
 Mohammed Hassan / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Christine Tremarco ...
 Leanne Wellings (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaime (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Rowan Porter (2 episodes, 2010)
Jodie McEnery ...
 Kimberley Briggs (3 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Bilal Choudry (2 episodes, 2010)
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 DS Curling / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Yvonne Mellor ...
 Sally Smale (2 episodes, 2010)
Susan Cookson ...
 Jane Craig (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Felicity Green (2 episodes, 2010)
David Doyle ...
 Petrol Attendant (2 episodes, 2007)
June Broughton ...
 Pearl Gladwin (2 episodes, 2010)
Patrick O'Kane ...
 DI Laverty (2 episodes, 2007)
Lauren Taylor ...
 Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Nichola Dame Hartwell ...
 Older Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Paul Oldham ...
 Andy Dwyer (1 episode, 2010)
Tessa Bell-Briggs ...
 Market Trader (1 episode, 2007)
Emma Amos ...
 Councillor Mrs Hull (1 episode, 2007)
Joe Simpson ...
 Toxicologist (1 episode, 2010)
Barbara Marten ...
 Ellie Gooding (1 episode, 2010)
David Smith ...
 Pathologist (1 episode, 2010)
Joyce Henderson ...
 Security guard (1 episode, 2007)
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 Detainee's Wife (1 episode, 2010)
Patrick Cremin ...
 Oscar One (1 episode, 2007)
Mark Penfold ...
 Kyle's Solicitor (1 episode, 2007)
Timothy Davies ...
 Magistrate (1 episode, 2007)
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 Oscar Two (1 episode, 2007)
Tom Andrews ...
 Reporter 1 (1 episode, 2007)
Gary Powell ...
 Jogging Man (1 episode, 2007)
Craig Purnell ...
 Reporter 2 (1 episode, 2007)
Nila Aalia ...
 Shanti (1 episode, 2007)
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 Prof. Paul Askew (1 episode, 2010)
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 Clinic Nurse (1 episode, 2010)
Davin Eadie ...
 Mortuary Assistant (1 episode, 2007)
Kenneth Hadley ...
 Derek the Neighbour (1 episode, 2007)
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 Amira Ahmed (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 »

Goofs

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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Gripping realistic crime drama.
26 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My wife and I have watched the first three episodes in one sitting and am counting the days to the last two. What elevates this above the usual police procedure series, is the way that it examines the crimes through the eyes of all participants. The police, the journalists, the families, the neighbours and the workmates are all examined in detail showing how serious crimes can affect a whole community. The acting is superb, particularly that of the older generation, played by Patrick Malhyde, Penelope Wilton and Edward Woodward. A nice Jane Tennyson type character played by Janet McTeer her boss Hugh Bonneville and Phil Davies as a hardened reporter all contribute to some fine ensemble acting. The stories of the many characters gradually come together in a way that constantly challenges your perceptions of what is going to happen next. Reminiscent of the story-telling style of 'Crash' or 'Short Cuts', this is superior television and should not be missed.


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