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The Moorside review – Sheridan Smith finds a new way into the familiar, awful Shannon Matthews story

7 February 2017 11:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Neil McKay’s drama told a story with less focus on Broken Britain and more on the community that came together in a crisis. Plus: Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer

I thought I knew this story. Well, it was such a strange one, and it changed as it went along. It started with the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl, Shannon Matthews, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. It was a story of missing, and searching, and fearing the worst. Then it became one about Shannon not being Maddie and her family not being the McCanns. It was a story about the media, and politics, and Britain; a country divided by latitude and class and by the bits that weren’t broken and the bits that were. Then Shannon turned up, under the bed of mum Karen’s boyfriend’s uncle; and it was about kidnap, false imprisonment, perverting the course of justice and Wt-actual-f. »

- Sam Wollaston

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