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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 & 17 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 ... Rosemary West (2 episodes, 2011)

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

Samuel Roukin ... Detective Constable 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 (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 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 Location Management
James Muirhead .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Music Department
Roberto Morlán .... mixer engineer and composer's assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Deborah Coombes .... production coordinator (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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Also Known As:
64 min (1 Episode) | 69 min (1 Episode)

Did You Know?

The photos of the victims on the police investgation board, were not of the actual victims of Fred and Rose West.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) (TV)See more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another Emily Watson Triumph, 28 October 2012
Author: JohnLeeT

After conquering stage and screen and making them her own with a talent both exquisite and overwhelming, Ms. Emily Watson assaults the small screen and is once again victorious. She is absolutely stunning as she assays the role of Janet Leech, interpreting a character so sublimely that it takes the breath away from the unprepared casual viewer who is somehow unaware of Ms. Watson's incredible acting genius. Ordinairly, she alone would make this film a personal gem in her crown but she bows to the rest of the cast and humbly assists them in giving performances well worth her association. Watson inspires others to greatness, as she almost did even with Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk love. In that film, neither her lovely presence and creative power could quite achieve the impossible with Sandler. However, what she does with the more substantial material of West here and with a brilliant script is amazing. She was awarded the BAFTA for her accomplishment and of course lost the EMMY to a Hollywood airhead tootsie of limited ability but a casting couch regular. True magisterial talent is usually unrecognized by Oscar and EMMY and the outrage one feels at Watson having neither been awarded the recognition she more than deserves speaks for itself. More than an outrage, it is a disgusting and repellent act of ignorance and cowardice for her to have ever left any ceremony empty-handed. Britain, however, could not in this case turn their eyes away from a performance so powerfully moving, a performance that will live for all time, and define the artistry of a gifted, supreme actor. Emily Watson's performance in Appropriate Adult is one of the finest ever recorded on film and will forever serve as an example of the national treasure she continues to be as she assays one brilliant role after another. This is simply not to be missed by anyone appreciative of an artist at the pinnacle of her career and a beautiful genius whose very presence is beyond price. Emily Watson is a rare gift to literate theater and film audiences everywhere and the finest actor of her own generation as well as all others.

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