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The making of a murderer.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 12)

Charles Dance ... David Byfield (3 episodes, 2007)

Clare Holman ... Wendy (3 episodes, 2007)
Barbara Wilshere ... Audrey Oliphant (3 episodes, 2007)
Richard Manlove ... Francis Youlgreave (3 episodes, 2007)

Emilia Fox ... Angel / ... (2 episodes, 2007)

Peter Capaldi ... Henry Appleton (2 episodes, 2007)

Sheila Hancock ... Lady Youlgreave (2 episodes, 2007)

John Standing ... Voice of Francis Youlgreave (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Directed by
David Drury (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Writing credits
Peter Ransley (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Taylor (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
David Mason .... line producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Dave Edwards .... producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Jennifer A. Klein .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Eileen Quinn .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2007)

Ian Rothkerch .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Cinematography by
Simon Richards (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Ian Farr (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Casting by
Kate Day (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Design by
Jim Grant (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Direction by
Beckie Harvey (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Maxine Dallas .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Nikkie Grimshaw .... trainee makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Tapio Salmi .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Katherine Walden .... trainee makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Mohamed Bounechada .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Dando .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Beth Elliott .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Nicholas Hopkins .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Department
Ben Bagley .... stand-by props / props (3 episodes, 2007)
Vince Ball .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 2007)
Martin Kane .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2007)
James Mannell .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2007)
Ian Murray .... standby rigger (3 episodes, 2007)
Mark Papworth .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2007)
Steve Register .... property master (3 episodes, 2007)
Jo Sweeney .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2007)
Gareth Thomas .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Sound Department
Paul Cridlin .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Darren McQuade .... adr & dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2007)
John Taylor .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2007)
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2007)

Paul William Edwards .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Arran Mahoney .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Adam Powell .... assistant dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Filipa Principe .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Stewart .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Barwick .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2007)
Ricky Churchouse .... electrician (3 episodes, 2007)
Richard Davies .... key grip (3 episodes, 2007)
Stewart Holt .... electrician (3 episodes, 2007)
Jim Jolliffe .... camera operator: "b" camera (3 episodes, 2007)
Suzy McIntyre .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2007)
Tim Molema .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2007)
John Taylor .... steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Dan Thomas .... best boy (3 episodes, 2007)

Ahmet Husseyin .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joe Wright .... focus puller: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
David Wyatt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Ardizzone .... costume trainee (3 episodes, 2007)
Heather Howell .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Tracey Martin .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Editorial Department
Marc Eskenazi .... additional editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (3 episodes, 2007)
Paul Newson .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Andy Roberts .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Tim Earl .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Rebecca Chambers .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Kate Croft .... script editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Lucy Eldridge .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2007)
Louisa French Greenslade .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2007)
Ruth Gibbs .... unit nurse (3 episodes, 2007)
Vicky Johnson .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Robert McDonald .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2007)
James McKay .... production runner (3 episodes, 2007)
Steve Monchar .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2007)
Robin Pim .... location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Justin Stanley .... script consultant (3 episodes, 2007)
Christine White .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2007)

Emma Woodcock .... location scout (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

205 min (3 parts)
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 (DVD rating) | UK:12 (part 3) | UK:15 (parts 1 & 2)

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Over the three episodes, Clare Holman's character was required to age by thirty years: in the first episode (which took place in the present day) she was made up to play a 65-year-old grandmother.See more »


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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Fallen Angel rises like a phoenix, 15 March 2007
Author: David Martin from United Kingdom

I enjoyed Fallen Angel on ITV1 this week. It's not your conventional murder mystery we are so used to seeing. I like the innovative "rewind" format used to trace the life of serial killer Rosie (Emilia Fox) back to 1991 and 1979. We uncover her motives and influences that made her what she is - more a whydunit than a whodunit. There are no obvious quick fixes pinning down a single reason for Rosie's behaviour. The complex story arc neatly ties the complex relationships between Rosie, her clergyman father David (Charles Dance), family friend Wendy (Clare Holman) and adversary Michael (Oliver Dimsdale). Running through the core of all three episodes is a subplot about an allegedly murderous clergyman from the 1920's, Francis Ulgreave, who practised child sacrifice. Although long dead, his story casts a long shadow over all the characters with disastrous consequences. Fallen Angel is a provocative and intelligent tale of the need for love and the consequences of keeping secrets. I've already put Andrew Taylor's novels in my Amazon wish list.

Fallen Angel - Behind the Scenes on ITV3 provided further enlightenment. It had psychologists detailing scenes in the serial which exemplified the motivations of psychopathic killers. One example, where Rosie storms out after she mistakenly believes that David accused her of stealing stepmother Vanessa's (Niamh Cusack) ring, demonstrates a psychopath's impulsiveness. Andrew Taylor deliberately made his killer female to counter society's preconceptions of beautiful women being all sweetness and light. One case he was influenced by was that of baby killer Beverley Allitt. The cast and crew discuss the nature / nurture debate as to what makes a person evil. One bit of trivia: Clare Holman had make up applied which creased her face to make her look older in the contemporary scenes. She was so well camouflaged that a crew member mistook her for a chaperon!

There were good performances all round. Charles Dance was studious as the repressed and sexually rapacious vicar. Niamh Cusack was effectively obsessive and tetchy as David's second wife, Vanessa, who is more interested in Francis Ulgreave's journals than satisfying her husband's hungry sexual appetite. Mark Benton was convincing as Eddie, the paedophile simpleton unwittingly manipulated by Rosie into doing her murderous bidding. Sheila Hancock gives a majestic performance as Francis Ulgreave's adopted daughter mischievously keeping her family secrets from the desperately fascinated Vanessa. Emilia Fox was cold and calculating as Rosie, but also gave her the soft, childlike vulnerability of someone who craves ultimate adult power, but hasn't grown up and is trapped and defined by her tragic past and disappointments in life.

The young child actors were splendid too. Jade Sharif as Michael's kidnapped daughter portrayed a captivating and heart-melting innocence that belied her ignorance of the dangerous situation she was in. Tigerlily Hutchinson as the young Rosie was magnificent as the headstrong and inquisitive youngster tightly drawn into a web of religious obsession that drives her on the road to murder.

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