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10 November 2008 (UK) See more »
Brian believes that someone else was in the room with him when he found his mother's body. Doug fears that he will never see his son again. Clare commits a sudden, impetuous act that puts her career in grave jeopardy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Amanda Burton ... Commander Clare Blake

Mark Lewis Jones ... DI Doug James

Claire Skinner ... Fiona

James D'Arcy ... Jerry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanne Adams ... Zoe James

David Annen ... Alistair Gordon
Julia Barrie ... Midwife

Caroline Blakiston ... Mary Henson
Paul Brightwell ... DS Hall
Sian Brooke ... DC Marian Randall

Joanna Croll ... Nurse

Jennifer Ellison ... Shena Davis
Laurietta Essien ... Dr Judith Spelling
Sean Francis ... Forensic Scientist
James Hamilton ... George

Kerrie Hayes ... Sharon Davis

Ella Kenion ... Helen Gordon
Dilys Laye ... Edna Sutton
Jessica Lloyd ... Shop Assistant
Niall Macgregor ... DS Matt Newton
Jackie Morrison ... Miss Fuller

Al Murray ... Betting Shop Boss
Nigel Pilkington ... Various (voice)

Crissy Rock ... Adele Davis
David Shaw Parker ... Magistrate
Jane Thorne ... Mrs. Hall
Anthony Valentine ... DAC Sumpter

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Newspaper photoghraper

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lynda La Plante 

Produced by
Alison Law .... line producer
Lachlan MacKinnon .... producer
Liz Thorburn .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
Cinematography by
Nigel Willoughby 
Film Editing by
Anne Sopel 
Casting by
Sam Jones 
Production Design by
Ian Fisher 
Art Direction by
Tony Roche 
Costume Design by
Marlene Lawlor 
Makeup Department
Nadia Stacey .... makeup artist
Nik Williams .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cherry Gould .... first assistant director
James Manning .... second assistant director
Art Department
Harry Cable .... dressing props
Simon Drew .... property master
Emma Godwin .... production buyer
Gemma Jones .... assistant buyer
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Jamie Caple .... dialogue editor
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor
Arran Mahoney .... sound effects editor
Kristian Miilen .... sound trainee
Filipa Principe .... dialogue editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Paul Kulik .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Chads .... camera operator
Charlie England .... first assistant camera
Mark Fortune .... electrician
John Hembrough .... steadicam operator
Jimmy Russell .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Campbell Lynch .... costume supervisor (as Joanna Campbell)
Victoria Taylor .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Sam Hemingway .... assistant editor
Matthew Streatfield .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Richard Godfrey .... location manager
Other crew
Richard Dobbs .... executive assistant: lynda la plante
Erin Duffy .... production runner
Noel Farragher .... script editor
Susanna Fyson .... production coordinator
Christopher Gallagher .... assistant accountant
Sara Johnson .... head of development
Felicia McDonald .... production secretary (2008)
Nicole Muldowney .... script assistant
Helen Revington .... unit nurse
Kate Selby .... production runner
Pippa Suren .... post-producion supervisor
Alec Thorne .... production accountant
Mal Tobias .... behind the scenes footage/interviews
Mal Tobias .... stand-in
Steve Wentworth .... floor runner

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
good episode, 7 March 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

The suspended DS Brian Hall is suspected of brutally murdering his mother. Commander Clare Blake is told to take charge of the sensitive case. Hall is hallucinating and it's straight forward to imprison him. The father-to-be DI Doug James hasn't attended one maternity class with Zoe. Zoe has a fight with classmate Shenae and Shenae's mother who turns out to be a thief. Later, Zoe gives birth and the baby is stolen from the hospital. Shenae and her mother become prime suspects. There is also new mother Fiona George who is desperate to get her womanizing boyfriend Jerry to propose.

I really didn't like Blake sleeping with a known murderer. It made her silly, stupid and girlie. It is a bad turn if not handled well and it wasn't handled well. Then the franchise turn into a functional but uninspired police procedural. This one finally arrives at a nice composite. The Brian Hall case is reasonable but limited. The story with Doug James is very good. It's got great side characters. I love Shenae and her mother. It's a nice way to tie in the police procedural with the lead's story. This is probably the best episode so far in the series.

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