A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. Forty-five years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.
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 DI George Bennett (3 episodes, 2008)
Emma Cunniffe ...
 Ruth Hawkin (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Old George Bennett (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Catherine Heathcote (3 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Day ...
 Sasha Heathcote (3 episodes, 2008)
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 DS Tommy Clough (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Philip Hawkin (3 episodes, 2008)
Poppy Goodburn ...
 Alison Carter (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Charlie Lomas (3 episodes, 2008)
Danny Tennant ...
 PC Swindells (3 episodes, 2008)
Sheila Reid ...
 Ma Lomas (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Keith Slocombe (3 episodes, 2008)
Joy Blakeman ...
 Kathy Lomas (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Nicola Curry (3 episodes, 2008)
Liz Moscrop ...
 Laura (3 episodes, 2008)
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 DCI Culver (2 episodes, 2008)
Romy Baskerville ...
 Margaret Bennett (2 episodes, 2008)
Dave Hill ...
 Old Tommy Clough (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Judge Sampson (2 episodes, 2008)
Chris Brailsford ...
 Dan Crowther (2 episodes, 2008)
Leena Dhingra ...
 Dr. Panaseer (2 episodes, 2008)
Miranda Williams ...
 Young Catherine (2 episodes, 2008)
Paul Wyett ...
 Don Smart (2 episodes, 2008)
Dirk Smith ...
 PC Dawson (2 episodes, 2008)
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In 1963, young Alison Carter left her home in the small English village of Scardale and vanished. The mystery devastated the community and captivated police officer George Bennett. In modern day London, journalist Catherine Heathcote is putting the finishing touches on her documentary about the case. However, the previously helpful Bennett, now in his seventies, suddenly pulls out of the film. What makes him hesitant to discuss the case that made him a hero? The past and present interweave as both Bennett and Heathcote attempt to unravel the mysteries... Written by L. Hamre

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someone left the cake out in the rain
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

as a fan of wire in the blood, i was excited to see this mini series adaptation of another of val mcdermid's novels . without giving too much away, an investigative journalist / documentary filmmaker confronts a nasty nearly 50 year old crime head on discovers, in the process, that pieces of her own personal history are intertwined with her documentary subject. this could have made for some interesting twists and turns but unfortunately, the narrative never truly takes flight, the suspense never builds, and, outside of the fine old and young detective George, key characters never get the development that would have enriched this sordid tale. subsequently, the whole thing feels flat. add to that a few poor choices for period defining characters in the likes of the step father circa early 1960s,a general inability to compellingly capture the period and a plodding slouch towards its conclusion and you're left with a sort of watchable, mostly innocuous time waster that doesn't have much to recommend it.


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