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Plot:
A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. 45 years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [25])

Lee Ingleby ... DI George Bennett (3 episodes, 2008)
Emma Cunniffe ... Ruth Hawkin (3 episodes, 2008)

Philip Jackson ... Old George Bennett (3 episodes, 2008)

Juliet Stevenson ... Catherine Heathcote (3 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Day ... Sasha Heathcote (3 episodes, 2008)

Tony Maudsley ... DS Tommy Clough (3 episodes, 2008)

Greg Wise ... 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)

Danny Sapani ... Keith Slocombe (3 episodes, 2008)
Joy Blakeman ... Kathy Lomas (3 episodes, 2008)

Zoe Telford ... Nicola Curry (3 episodes, 2008)
Liz Moscrop ... Laura (3 episodes, 2008)
Molly Howe ... Scardale Child (3 episodes, 2008)

Philip Whitchurch ... DCI Culver (2 episodes, 2008)
Romy Baskerville ... Margaret Bennett (2 episodes, 2008)
Dave Hill ... Old Tommy Clough (2 episodes, 2008)

Peter Cartwright ... 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)

Series Directed by
Daniel Percival (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Patrick Harbinson (3 episodes, 2008)
Val McDermid (3 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Robson Green .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Sandra Jobling .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Philip Leach .... producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Will Nicholson .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
The Insects (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Steve Lawes (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dave Thrasher (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
Joan McCann (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Claire Kenny (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Niall Moroney (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ray Holman (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sallie Adams .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Michael Birtley .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Kerry Nicholson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Laura Schalker .... hair stylist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Rowan Clarke .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daymon Britton .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Mary Soan .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Ben Sweet .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Marshall Aver .... production buyer / buyer (3 episodes, 2008)
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2008)
Simon Bradbury Philip .... props (3 episodes, 2008)
Colin Bradbury .... property master (3 episodes, 2008)
Hannah Capron .... graphics designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Judy Lysaght .... graphics designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Kenny Palmer .... props (3 episodes, 2008)

Mary Wainwright .... art department assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Dave Aston .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Reg Mills .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2008)
Patrick Morris .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Stu Wright .... sound maintenance engineer (3 episodes, 2008)

James Routh .... assistant dubbing mixer (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Atkinson .... grip (3 episodes, 2008)
Si Bell .... second camera loader (3 episodes, 2008)
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2008)
Bob Milton .... best boy (3 episodes, 2008)
Alan Peebles .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2008)
Kim Seber .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2008)
Chris Williams .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2008)

Kezz Stone .... assistant grip (unknown episodes, 2008)
Gavin Warwick .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Lisa Harris .... casting associate (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Mitchell .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rosemarie Dowson .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
David Fisher .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Glenn Kyte .... telecine colorist / colorist (3 episodes, 2008)
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Location Management
Gareth Williams .... location manager (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Darren Laws .... transportation (3 episodes, 2008)

Kezz Stone .... driver: camera car (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Dave Bowen .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2008)
Oliver Cockerham .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2008)
Rachel Donkor .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2008)
Chris Foggin .... additional floor runner (3 episodes, 2008)
Claire Hirsch .... script executive (3 episodes, 2008)
Ken Jobling .... production associate (3 episodes, 2008)
Mike Noble .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Angelica Pressello .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Mark Timmons .... cast security (3 episodes, 2008)
Stephen Walker .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
 

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Aired in the USA as a two-part movie on PBS, November 1 and 8, 2009.See more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Terrific adaptation of a fine thriller, 28 December 2009
Author: gws-2 from United States

I finished reading Val McDermid's excellent thriller, "Place of Execution," a couple of weeks ago, and enjoyed it enough to pickup the DVD of the miniseries of the same name. I have now seen it and cannot praise it highly enough. Despite the complexities of the story, with its twin time lines and intersecting stories, it worked, I thought. Val McDermid co-wrote the screenplay, which I loved. Despite some changes from the book, do doubt made to tighten the story, it works.

"Place of Execution" is morally ambiguous, to say the least, the darkest of dark tales. It asks the question, When must the truth be sacrificed because justice requires it. The question is never answered but that's a good thing. Instead, we are left to ponder.

The arrogant Philip Hawkin is the squire of the remote village of Scardale. Hawkin, well played with malevolently superciliousness by Greg Wise, has a wife and 13 year old stepdaughter, both of whom had lived in the village long before Hawkin came along. In 1963 the stepdaughter, Allison, disappears and the evidence developed by the police sets afoot this stark morality play, the facts of which are not fully revealed until 40 years later. To say more would deprive you of the rich pleasures of seeing the truth revealed a layer at a time. After that, you will be left to decide the justice of the matter.

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