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Release Date:
4 September 2011 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Intelligent and thoughtful See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (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)
Esther Gordon .... post 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)
Steve Smith .... first assistant camera (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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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent and thoughtful, 16 September 2011
Author: rabbitmoon from United Kingdom

A lesser production about the West's story would have probably gone for Se7en style moods and grisly gory details. A horror.

Fortunately, and far more rewardingly for any engaged viewer, the story focuses on a human relationship story whilst allowing the imagination to piece together events in the background.

The dynamics of the relationship are fascinating, more-so because they are true. In the final analysis, that Janet (the appropriate adult) allowed herself to be manipulated and seduced by Fred West is a chilling illustration of the true nature of what we are dealing with here. The thought that this same psychological treatment would have led countless others into his trust, and ultimately their deaths, is far more terrifying in its cold reality than any conscious attempts at "horror" could have been.

Janet doesn't only represent the victims but also the vast majority of normal human beings - vulnerable to emotional needs, a willing and optimistic mindset, and the inability to always separate imagination from reality.

A very fascinating angle on a difficult subject.

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