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"Melissa" Episode #1.2 (1997)

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13 May 1997 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Guy, Melissa and her friends discuss alibis for Stevie's murder, the Police delve deeper and start looking at Guy. | Add synopsis »
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After the average opener, the second part is very good! See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jennifer Ehle ... Melissa McKensie

Tim Dutton ... Guy Foster

Julie Walters ... Paula Hepburn
Michael Angelis ... DI Kilshaw

Bill Paterson ... DCI Cameron

Adrian Dunbar ... Graeme Hepburn
Gary Cady ... Don Page
Diana Weston ... Hope Magenta

Christopher Ryan ... Les Maurice
Kevin Rooney ... John Paul Bird
Laura Brattan ... TV Shop Assistant

James Aidan ... BBC Correspondent
Paul Jerricho ... Dinner Guests
Henry Woolley ... Dinner Guests

Matthew Zajac ... Dinner Guests
Mary Conlon ... Dinner Guests
Laura Davenport ... Francesca Morris
Ian Sanders ... Journalists
Paul Hargreaves ... Journalists
Michael Fleming ... Journalists
Yuri Stepanov ... Leo the Driver

Andrew Schofield ... Charlton Ffoulkes
Keith Clifford ... Male Nurse
Josie Netherwood ... Orphaned Baby
Neil Conrich ... Plain Clothes Detectives
Trevor Thomas ... Plain Clothes Detectives
Tom Marty ... Plain Clothes Detectives
Gary Bleasdale ... Statto

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bill Anderson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Bleasdale  writer
Francis Durbridge  novel

Produced by
Alan Bleasdale .... executive producer
Margaret Mitchell .... associate producer
Keith Thompson .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Harvey 
Cinematography by
Dick Dodd 
Film Editing by
Colin Green 
Production Design by
Taff Batley 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
Makeup Department
Sarah Grundy .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Reidy .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Carey .... camera operator
Geoff Healey .... gaffer
Jamie Hicks .... second assistant camera
Darren Miller .... focus puller
Ronan Murphy .... grip
Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Tim Jefferis .... facilities hod
Other crew
Sheila Wilson .... script supervisor

Series Crew
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Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Art Direction by
Anita Gupta 
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Kate Morath .... boom operator
Danny Sheehan .... sound editor
Martin Trevis .... sound recordist
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Tom Delmar .... stunts
Joss Gower .... stunt performer
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Curtis Rivers .... stunt driver
Location Management
Donald Cameron .... location scout
Other crew
Mark Inglis .... set runner
Francesca Jaynes .... choreographer
Production Companies

Additional Details

70 min
UK:15 (DVD rating)


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After the average opener, the second part is very good!, 27 August 2015
Author: Paul Evans from Swansea, United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Stevie has been found brutally murdered and the Police inform Graeme and Paula. Guy and Melissa have gone off for a break in a country cottage, the gang of friends descend on the Cottage to inform them of the sad news. Each discuss their alibis. Melissa turns on Guy after receiving a nasty note, which read 'who's been a naughty girl?.' The Police turn up the heat on Guy, and randomly Melissa's car is trashed. Guy heads of to wore torn Yugoslavia. Don cuts a rather sad figure lusting after Melissa, she naturally turns down his advances. Melissa returns home to find her house turned over, and a hat box with a gun and another note. Melissa is becoming haunted by her childhood adoption, but tells Paula some baby news. Melissa tells Don she's running away, and is entitled to half of something they've worked on together, and a scared Melissa arms herself.....

I thought Part 1 was rather average, but the second part is much better, it's actually very good. It is improved for the appearance of DCI Cameron, the legendary Bill Patterson. The production values have gone up a few notches, even the music is better. The episode has been less brash, great story development. It feels a little more linked to the book. Julie Walters is a little underused, somehow you don't even really notice her.

Still, Part two is very good, 8/10

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