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When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
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Series cast summary:
 Julien Baptiste (16 episodes, 2014-2016)
Anastasia Hille ...
 Celia Baptiste (15 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Tony Hughes (8 episodes, 2014)
 Emily Hughes (8 episodes, 2014)
 Laurence Relaud (8 episodes, 2014)
 Mark Walsh (8 episodes, 2014)
Titus De Voogdt ...
 Vincent Bourg / ... (8 episodes, 2014)
 Khalid Ziane / ... (8 episodes, 2014)
Jake Davies ...
 Matthew Webster (8 episodes, 2016)
 Eve Stone (8 episodes, 2016)
 Alice Webster (8 episodes, 2016)
 Gemma (8 episodes, 2016)
 Sam (8 episodes, 2016)
 The Bearded Man (8 episodes, 2016)
 Georges Deloix (7 episodes, 2014)
 Malik Suri (7 episodes, 2014)
 Adrian Stone (7 episodes, 2016)
 Nadia Herz (7 episodes, 2016)


"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt, as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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James Nesbitt and Jason Flemyng have both portrayed Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in different adaptations, the TV-series Jekyll (2007) and the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) respectively. See more »


Malik Suri: [to Mark Walsh, the English liaison on the Oliver Hughes case] We should do an interview sometime. Yeah, be good to know what the spare part of the investigation has to say about it all.
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I love this kind of mysteries
30 March 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

First of all let me say that mystery crime are my favorite series. I like it when you have to try to figure out what's going on or who's the villain. And this show is a really good one in his genre. Every episode ends with a cliffhanger and makes you wanting to see the rest as soon as possible. I saw the whole eight episodes in two days, that's how much I loved it. The actors are all very good even though they might not be well known by a lot of people. Being from Belgium, to me it was even more interesting when I discovered places I knew because they filmed a lot of the scenes only like 20 kilometers from where I live. Also the mix of French and English worked really well for me because it are two of the three languages that I speak daily. To me The Missing is on the same level as The Killing. Every episode you think you figured it out or at least you think you know who did it or what happened and then it goes in a complete other direction. I figured out one part of the mystery but the other part I didn't see coming and that's what I love about this kind of show. Top show to watch!

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