Law & Order: UK: Season 1, Episode 5

Buried (29 Oct. 2010)

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The remains of a small boy discovered in a wall by workmen are identified as those of Tommy Keegan, who disappeared twenty-five years earlier. A neighbour, Edward Connor, a suspected ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Mortimer
Keith Barron ...
Vernon Mortimer
Margot Leicester ...
Catherine Mortimer
Nimmy March ...
Barbara Marten ...
Phillipa Keegan
Jeff McFadden


The remains of a small boy discovered in a wall by workmen are identified as those of Tommy Keegan, who disappeared twenty-five years earlier. A neighbour, Edward Connor, a suspected paedophile, was arrested then but released for lack of evidence. Brooks and Devlin believe that Julia Mortimer, who used to play with Tommy when they were children, is subconsciously suppressing her memories of the events of the time, and, under regression hypnosis, names her estranged father Vernon not only as the killer but as a paedophile himself who molested her too. The court trial leads to angry exchanges between Julia and her father. Which one is telling the truth? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Thomas Keegan was murdered on July 16, 1983. See more »


Matt Devlin: Mother Phillipa Kegan, Arthur Kegan was the dad, but he died the year before, 1982
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So different yet equal to the US version of this plot line
15 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I recall well the original US version of this episode, so was fascinated to see how it had been adapted for the British take on its trajectory.

Most interestingly, the build-up of tension to the final courtroom denouement seemed to me almost unbearable, compared to the more humdrum treatment in the original, and the appalling revelations' impact on the characters to be far more devastating and powerful in this new interpretation. I think that is partly because of the more reserved behavioral tone of the characters according to British cultural style, but am not sure.

Also intrigued to see how deeply repressed memories of a key character were activated by a neuro-psychological tool/process I've never seen or heard of before, involving small blinking lights in front of the client's eyes. Anyone know about it?

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