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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
19 October 2009 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A thriller that tells a traumatic murder story through the eyes of three central characters: Carrie the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim.
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Cast

 (Series Cast [18])

Robbie Coltrane ... Douglas Hain (3 episodes, 2009)

Amanda Hale ... Carol Walsh (3 episodes, 2009)

Bel Powley ... Carrie Walsh (3 episodes, 2009)

Sharon Small ... Dr. Laura Maitland (3 episodes, 2009)

Lorraine Ashbourne ... Rachel (3 episodes, 2009)

Nicholas Gleaves ... Oliver (3 episodes, 2009)

Lucy Cohu ... Sally (3 episodes, 2009)

Yasmin Paige ... Jess (3 episodes, 2009)

Andrew Tiernan ... Whitaker (3 episodes, 2009)

Guy Henry ... Crawford (3 episodes, 2009)
Michael Bertenshaw ... Steve Tobias (3 episodes, 2009)

David Westhead ... Tony Philips (3 episodes, 2009)

Paul Thornley ... Connor Mackie (2 episodes, 2009)

David Gyasi ... Will (2 episodes, 2009)
Mali Harries ... D C Hart (2 episodes, 2009)

Jason Watkins ... Ed Croom (2 episodes, 2009)
Endy McKay ... Receptionist (2 episodes, 2009)
Kali Connery ... Young McGrath (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Catherine Morshead (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
David Pirie (3 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Kate Croft .... producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Dave Edwards .... producer (3 episodes, 2009)
David Mason .... line producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Nigel Pickard .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2009)
David Pirie .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Rob Pursey .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Hartley (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Erik Wilson (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Christopher Barwell (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Kate Day (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Jim Grant (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Beckie Harvey (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Howard Burden (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sallie Adams .... hair & makeup designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Jane Bevans .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Laura Schalker .... hair stylist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Went .... makeup assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Ladlow .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Beth Elliott .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Ghorbani .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Alison Adams .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Vince Ball .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Bradbury Philip .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2009)
Colin Bradbury .... property master (3 episodes, 2009)
Max Grant .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2009)
Doug Irvine .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2009)
Kenny Palmer .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2009)
Mike Smith .... props buyer (3 episodes, 2009)
Jo Sweeney .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Christopher Ackland .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 2009)
John Lewis Aschenbrenner .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2009)
Peter Hanson .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Craig Irving .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
James Kum .... sound trainee (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Lafbery .... adr recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
Danielle Palmer .... sound editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Steve Phillips .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Allan .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2009)
Sergio Bernuzzi .... grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Micky Brown .... best boy (3 episodes, 2009)
Danny Butler .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009)
Robbie Chapman .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2009)
Max Hedges .... rigger (3 episodes, 2009)
Colin Hutton .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
David Owen .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
Trevor Speed .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2009)
Gavin Struthers .... cinematographer: second unit (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Suter .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly Griffith .... costume stand-by (3 episodes, 2009)
Fraser Purfit .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jon Ellis .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Paul Staples .... colorist (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Brook .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Jane Burrows .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Tina Falcone .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Lucy Hopkins .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Lee .... assistant coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Robert McDonald .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Casper Mills .... location manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Joe Payne .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Whitby .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Jon Ziman-Bright .... work experience runner (3 episodes, 2009)
 

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, 13 December 2012
Author: cahisi from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Always found Robbie Coltrane to be appealing (although I hate hate HATE his Hagrid...) - in this, he is superb. A story about a girl who finds her mother murdered, who may have seen her killer, and who becomes a resident of "Murderland" - a place where children, especially, go in their minds - obsessing about the murder of a loved one and trying to solve it.

Carrie is about 14 when the story begins, and you see her in the second and third installments as a young woman, perhaps 18-20 (now named Carol). Portrayal of both girls is done well, particularly young Carrie. Her relationship with Douglas (Coltrane) is compelling, touching, and terribly vulnerable to suspicion and distress.

It's a story that is constructed rather oddly - lots and lots of flashbacks, often very similar to each other but with slightly varied details. It can be hard to keep track of everyone involved, but this for me just added to the creepiness - it feels like one might feel at 14 with a shattered world - nothing but memory as familiar.

The ending and resolution is similarly muddy - but a significant break in the case (brought on by the baddies themselves, aha!) leads to a rather shocking showdown. If you're into crime drama and creepy murder mysteries, this is probably something you'd enjoy!!

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