Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
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Koko Anglo ...
 Monty Hill (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Jo Sutton (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Seth Docker (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Linus Newcombe (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Everett Newcombe (5 episodes, 2013)
Richard Hawley ...
 Richard Sutton (5 episodes, 2013)
Harry Hunt ...
 Alfie Hill (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Alan Hill (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Fiona Hill (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Jaden (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Steve Docker (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Lawrence (4 episodes, 2013)
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 James Spicer (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Amethyst (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Leon (4 episodes, 2013)
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 DS Mills / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
Victoria Carling ...
 Sandra (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Malcolm Spicer (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Amelia (2 episodes, 2013)
Edmund Kente ...
 Ken (2 episodes, 2013)
Kate Lamb ...
 Tina (2 episodes, 2013)
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 PC Cooper (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Philo Baxter (2 episodes, 2013)
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Twin Peaks, WA comes to Dorking, Surrey as the villagers of a heavily wooded town steeped in mysticism gather for May Day, an annual festival to celebrate ancient pagan rituals. Fourteen year old Hattie Sutton is the Queen of May Day. A wreath of flowers and silky ribbons crowns her blonde hair as Hattie cycles to take catch up with the lead float in the parade. But, she never reaches the festival. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Started good, but ended Incomplete and Inconsistent
18 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Started watching it expecting it to be a classic bbc crime series. As such it started out good, classic girl in the woods murder, and everybody having a motive for murdering her. The lack of a central view "inspector" was refreshing, following the story from multiple angles, even though that did make the viewer know more than the people in play.

But not giving a satisfactory ending, leaving to many questions unanswered however is unforgivable, largely because I don't buy into the paranormal theme, as in other bbc series, it is supposed to be treated as lunacy, even though hints of it working may be allowed.

*who stole the evidence bag, and why? *How did hatty's sister knew who did it? *Will the REAL killer ever be arrested? *Will his criminal wife be arrested too? *Is seth dead or alive? *will seth's brother find seth back at all? *will the eventual killer of seth be arrested or killed himself, either by the police or by somebody else? *what was the crime linus's dad did that made the black woman frame him?

and thats just the tip of the iceberg.

Also didn't quite liked how they made the black sheep black. She had to be black, timid, soft voice, strange hair, and glasses, a little to much of imprinting ugly = criminal, pretty = hero.

On top of that no-go-error, She was not even a well developed character. Starting as genuine afraid of her husband being the murderer, only doing an investigation out of denial, to a full blown criminal herself, who is willing to knowingly cover up her husbands crime, get rid of all evidence and planting it on a different person, all for the sake of keeping their family together, having no problem destroying the only person Linus has. Thats not a believable character shift at all.

So thats why it gets only 3 stars, it does not has the quality of a proper bbc crime series at all.


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