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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Another Great UK Drama
30 March 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I found this adaptation of Val McDermid's novel to be extremely atmospheric and well acted. The actors chosen to play the "older" versions were uncannily like their younger counterparts, especially George Bennett. In NZ this was broken into two episodes which is perhaps why I couldn't figure out/remember Catherine's early relationship with the Manor. In fact, my only quibble with the programme was that Catherine's phone call to, and the appearance of, her mother near the end were very contrived. Apart from that, I thought this was an excellent production. I have gone back to reread the book which,now that I know what happens, gives the game away in a subtle way in the prologue. The TV adaptation can't quite bring in the feeling of the book - the first part set at the time of the Moors Murder, & the isolation & bleakness of Scardale.

I didn't find the time shifting confusing but in the book there are two separate books and Catherine is writing a book, not doing a TV documentary.


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