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Appropriate Adult: Season 1: Episode 2 -- The second in a two part drama about how serial killers Fred and Rosemary West were brought to justice. The programme focuses on the period between Fred West's arrest and his suicide on New Year’s Day 1995.
Appropriate Adult: Season 1: Episode 1 -- The life of housewife Janet Leach is transformed when she is asked by police to act as 'appropriate adult' for a man they have arrested - serial killer Fred West.


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4 September 2011 (UK) See more »
Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [21])

Emily Watson ... Janet Leach (2 episodes, 2011)

Dominic West ... Fred West (2 episodes, 2011)

Robert Glenister ... Detective Superintendent John Bennett (2 episodes, 2011)

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Detective Constable Hazel Savage (2 episodes, 2011)

Monica Dolan ... Rose West (2 episodes, 2011)

Anthony Flanagan ... Mike (2 episodes, 2011)

Samuel Roukin ... Detective Constabe Darren Law / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Gerard Horan ... Howard Ogden (2 episodes, 2011)
Seline Hizli ... Mae West (2 episodes, 2011)
James McArdle ... Stephen West (2 episodes, 2011)

Rupert Simonian ... Josh (2 episodes, 2011)
Sophie Downham ... Jade (2 episodes, 2011)
Paula Williamson ... Kirsty Stephens (2 episodes, 2011)
Andonis Anthony ... Male Journalist (2 episodes, 2011)
Heather Tobias ... Ruth (2 episodes, 2011)
Steve Scott ... Himself - TV Reporter (2 episodes, 2011)

Richard Calder ... Detective Constable (2 episodes, 2011)
Don Gayle ... Forensic Office (2 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Knox ... Policeman (2 episodes, 2011)
David Swift ... Reporter (2 episodes, 2011)

Michael J. Tait ... Detective (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Julian Jarrold (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Neil McKay (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Kwadjo Dajan .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Susan Dunn .... line producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Lisa Gilchrist .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Neil McKay .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Pope .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Dan Jones (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Cinematography by
Tony Slater Ling (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Hulme (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
Pat Campbell (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Art Direction by
Frederic Evard (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume Design by
Steven Noble (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Makeup Department
Janet Horsfield .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Isaacs-Hurst .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (2 episodes, 2011)
Jenny Ward .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Coggan-Hulmes .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Dan Winch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Art Department
Amy Ball .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Dion Banner .... head supervising painter (2 episodes, 2011)
Sophie McConville .... standby art director (2 episodes, 2011)
Elaine McLenachan .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jo Watkinson .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Chris Devlin .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Gavin Dunn .... sound maintentance (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
John Hughes .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Tanvir Hanif .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Ben Howarth .... on-set supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Pickles .... digital effects artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Aidan Dungait .... second assistant camera: b camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Kirstin McMahon .... camera "b" operator; cinematographer second unit (2 episodes, 2011)
Danny Mendieta .... second assistant camera: dailies (2 episodes, 2011)
Dylan Newton .... assistant grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Amy Somers .... second assistant camera: dailies (2 episodes, 2011)
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Egan .... set costumer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (2 episodes, 2011)
Barry Moen .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Neil Parker .... colorist (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Deborah Coombes .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
James Muirhead .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Jay Parsons .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Senior .... graphic design (2 episodes, 2011)
Jemima Thomas .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
James Youd .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2011)

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps Emily Watson's Finest Performance, 25 December 2011
Author: jlthornb from United States

Emily Watson, one of the great actors of our time, gives a superb performance as Janet Leach that may well be the finest work she has ever done. She is nothing less than hypnotic here as she lays bare the soul of a vulnerable woman who is involved in an experience she is completely unprepared for. While the portrait of Leach is profound and an incredible achievement, Watson doesn't get in our faces with her ACTING because she is almost invisible as she disappears into the character. What a truly memorable, stunning performance this is. The entire cast is excellent, as are all elements of the production, including writing and direction. However, it is Emily Watson who elevates this film to an artistic level of depth and realism that makes it totally riveting. There is no attempt by Watson to draw attention to herself and "steal" the film. "Gosford Park" is another example of how she shines in an ensemble piece and it naturally becomes her showcase. Her style is not flashy enough and far too superbly subtle to win Oscars. There isn't the teeth gnashing PERFORMANCE style of a Charlize Theron in "Monster", the sort of Halle Berry one-shot fluke that brings home the gold. Watson is an artist in the truest sense and it's her work alone that is her reward. In this film, what she does is so extraordinary, even for her, that perhaps the praise of critics will this time cause award committees and voters to take note of an actor they have too long overlooked because she never yells "look at me!" At any rate, reward yourself by watching an excellent film with an outstanding actress at her best, as usual.

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