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 Richard Gates 6 episodes, 2011
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 Eamonn Docherty 6 episodes, 2011
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Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when Cathy is forced to protect Madge from a violent attack by a punter it changes her life forever. Cathy is taken into care but she suffers institutional abuse which leaves her with no choice but to run away. She ends up destitute, on the streets of Soho. Desrae, a transvestite, unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Eamonn joins Dixon's firm and rises up the ranks of the East End criminal underworld. He gets involved with his boss's daughter but in a moment of violent rage, kills her. Eamonn flees to New York to escape retribution where he gains a reputation as a ruthless villain with a specialism for sourcing weaponry. Adapted from Martina Cole's best-selling novel this is an explosive action-packed thriller with two star crossed lovers at its ... Written by Anonymous

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seriously disappointed
20 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

After reading the book and hearing great things from friends about this series I was very excited to watch it. Unfortunately, after the first episode I felt that the story went way off field from the book, and although it is only "based" on the book, I was expecting it to at least stay true to the main points in the novel. I felt that the characters in the book have been betrayed by the way this series has shown them and rather than falling in love with all of them like I did in the book, I found myself loathing most of them. The book is absolutely fantastic and will keep any reader gripped until the very end. Whilst this, I'm afraid to say, left me actually quite frustrated that people find it so necessary to completely change such a brilliant story.


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