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Seasons:
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Plot:
An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Outstanding... until the end See more (10 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [22])
Genevieve Barr ... Amelia (4 episodes, 2010)

Douglas Henshall ... Jim (4 episodes, 2010)

Dervla Kirwan ... Maggie (4 episodes, 2010)
Harry Ferrier ... Tom (4 episodes, 2010)

Gina McKee ... Anne (4 episodes, 2010)

Hugh Bonneville ... Chris (4 episodes, 2010)

Richie Campbell ... Rocky (4 episodes, 2010)

Rebecca Oldfield ... Sophie (4 episodes, 2010)
Del Synnott ... Terry (4 episodes, 2010)

Nick Nevern ... Ely (4 episodes, 2010)

Tom Kane ... Joel (4 episodes, 2010)

Rod Hallett ... Mac (4 episodes, 2010)
David Westhead ... Frank (4 episodes, 2010)
Mark Stobbart ... Lee (4 episodes, 2010)

Stefan Booth ... Richard Gray (4 episodes, 2010)
Jody Latham ... Roach (3 episodes, 2010)

Shazad Latif ... Yousef (3 episodes, 2010)
Laura Way ... Robyn (2 episodes, 2010)
Emmet Colgan ... Rocky's Trainer (2 episodes, 2010)
Josette Simon ... Therapist (2 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Dunne ... Issy (2 episodes, 2010)
Alison Lintott ... Receptionist (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Dearbhla Walsh (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Fiona Seres (4 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Cait Collins .... line producer (4 episodes, 2010)
George Faber .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Eleanor Greene .... producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Polly Hill .... executive producer: BBC (4 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Lowe .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Charles Pattinson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (2 episodes, 2010)
Ben Yeates (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting by
Emma Style (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Susie Cullen (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tamara Conboy (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Driscoll Calder (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eileen Buggy .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2010)
Anna Gronerus .... hair assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2010)
Helen Flint .... head of production (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cathriona Glynn .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Anna Harrison .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Greg McGuinness .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Adrienne Greenhalgh .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Nessa Linnane .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Gail Munnelly .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Elizabeth Brennan .... props buyer (4 episodes, 2010)
Martin Hayes .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Louise Mathews .... art department trainee (4 episodes, 2010)
Aine Smith .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2010)
Michelle Fingleton .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Ken Galvin .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Jean McGrath .... foley mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Karl Merren .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2010)
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
Jon Stevenson .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Steve Fanagan .... foley editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Philippe Zone .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)

Brendan Condren .... stunt driver (unknown episodes, 2010)
Eimear O'Grady .... stunt performer (unknown episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Fletcher .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2010)
David Grennan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (4 episodes, 2010)
Simon Magee .... best boy (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vanessa Breen .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Alex Calder .... costume trainee (4 episodes, 2010)
Jo Mapp .... wardrobe supervisor (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gary Curran .... colorist (4 episodes, 2010)
Martin Fanning .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Peter Tighe .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Warren Dowling .... online editor (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Daniel Breen .... transportation captain (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Louise Cornally .... production finance executive: Element Pictures (4 episodes, 2010)
Sile Dorney .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2010)
Joanne Duffy .... accounts assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Eoin Holohan .... location manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Stephen Kirk .... extras coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Aislinn Ni Chuinneagain .... assistant co-ordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Alex Protherough .... production coordinator: uk (4 episodes, 2010)
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2010)
Billie Webster .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2010)
 

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UK:60 min
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Trivia:
Genevieve Barr was born deaf and normally uses hearing aids. For her role as Amelia, who has just had a cochlear implant fitted, she was required to remove her hearing aids. She also had to learn sign language which she had never done before because she had always relied on her hearing aids supplemented by lip reading.See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding... until the end, 15 August 2010
Author: mattbg from Canada

For three out of four episodes, this is outstanding TV that packs so much into one episode without feeling rushed that you've thoroughly enjoyed something in a short amount of time while perceiving it to have been much longer. To me, this is a feature of great writing.

But all the way through the fourth episode, it falls apart. The tight storytelling is gone from the very beginning of the final part. It meanders along without seeming to know where it's going and, to be honest, gets rather boring. It really does come across as if they ran out of money or the writer quit and walked off the project after part 3 and they decided to give the ending a go anyway and eventually just gave up.

I am tired of reading pretentious comments about the ending. It is not a misunderstood ending or an anti-Hollywood ending -- there simply is no ending and the story is terminated prematurely. This isn't a clever but unsettling ending that in the end makes you smile like the one in Sean Penn's "The Pledge". It simply stops before it finishes, which is why so many people are wondering about a fifth part or a 2nd series (which the BBC have said will not occur).

Even with all of that said, I still want to give it a high rating because the first three parts are so good. If I get the chance, I may go back and rewatch the final part to see if it gets better with age. But I don't think it will -- as I said, the problem isn't that the ending is unconventional or ambiguous but that the ending simply isn't there.

With a better ending, I would have given this a 10.

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