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 Harry Venn (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Gina Hawkes (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Elspeth Verney (4 episodes, 2011)
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 James Morpeth (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Alexander Wentworth (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Frank Hanna (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Jason Styles (4 episodes, 2011)
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 DI Fenton Russell (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Brian Worsley (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sir Nigel Fountain (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Paul Hillman (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Lauren (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Powley ...
 Mark Venn (3 episodes, 2011)
Christov Ruhn ...
 Mezwar Tanzir (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Ben Lander (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Michael Venn (3 episodes, 2011)
Ben Smith ...
 Matt (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Young Harry (3 episodes, 2011)
Nina Hossain ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2011)
Adam Boulton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
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 General Sir Adrian Henderson (2 episodes, 2011)
Roderic Culver ...
 Elliot Suckling (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Jennifer Moscati (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dean Stubbs (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Steve Quirke / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Kevin Gaunt (2 episodes, 2011)
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 George Venn (2 episodes, 2011)
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When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself caught up in a much bigger and more complex conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British political system. Written by BBC Press Release

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Good acting - disappointing finish
28 October 2011 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the acting, Philip Glenister reminded me more of an updated "Callan", disheveled, unshaven, half asleep etc.. It was good to see David Suchet out of his "Poirot" skin for a while, although I had hoped to see more of a role for him. Anna Chancellor is a fine actress who I have seen do justice to many roles was underused,given her talents. Nevertheless the cast was well thought out and worked well together.

The storyline was another matter. The plot zig-zagged all over the place. I appreciate the need for suspense, but many questions went unanswered. Why were Gina's parents killed? (Because they were a brilliant legal team?) What had the earlier crime, the killing at Braddock House have to to do with the events 20 years later? Maybe I missed something but there seemed to be quite a few loose ends that never got resolved. And, what happened to Elspeth? The ending was not satisfying. Maybe there will be a fifth episode.

Or perhaps a new PI series based upon Philip Glenister's character. With a better plot and no loose strings, it could probably go somewhere.


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