Place of Execution (2008)

TV Mini-Series  |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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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Series cast summary:
Lee Ingleby ...
 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)
Mikey North ...
 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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Outstanding drama with compelling acting
21 July 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

A complex story certainly. The twists and turns take you across decades with much of the story told in flashback. A girl has gone missing. A young detective takes on his first case with national notoriety. He is up against prejudice in his own police station being the only copper with a university background. His prime suspect is a man with real power and considerable arrogance.

40 years later a journalist (played masterfully by Juliet Stevenson) revisits the case and wonders if there was a miscarriage of justice. This production has done remarkable justice to a highly complex plot. The final hour of the three hour mini-series had me on the edge of my seat throughout. A very high quality drama and one that deserves to be seen.


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