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The Lakes 

Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »

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Jimmy McGovern
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1999   1997  
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Series cast summary:
John Simm ...  Danny Kavanagh 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Mrs. Archer / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Charles Dale Charles Dale ...  Chef 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Mary Jo Randle ...  Bernie Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Kaye Wragg Kaye Wragg ...  Lucy Archer 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Robert Pugh ...  Father Matthew 14 episodes, 1997-1999
James Thornton James Thornton ...  Pete Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Samantha Seager Samantha Seager ...  Julie 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Robin Laing ...  Joey 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Kevin Doyle ...  John Fisher / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ...  Albie 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Rider ...  Sheila Thwaite 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Emma Cunniffe ...  Emma Kavanagh / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Paul Copley ...  Peter Quinlan 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Tony Rohr ...  Grandad 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Nicholas Day ...  Mr. Archer / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Clare Holman ...  Simone Fisher / ... 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Lee Oakes Lee Oakes ...  Tharmy 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Ruth 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Jessica Perry Jessica Perry ...  Annie Quinlan 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Barbara Wilshere ...  Dr. Sarah Kilbride / ... 10 episodes, 1997-1999
Bob Mason Bob Mason ...  Sergeant Slater / ... 10 episodes, 1997-1999
Marshall Lancaster ...  Ged Hodgson 8 episodes, 1999
Annabelle Apsion ...  Beverly 8 episodes, 1999
Amanda Mealing ...  Jo Jo Spiers 7 episodes, 1999
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through the machinations of fate, he finds himself implicated in a tragedy. As the series goes on, the secrets, lies, and crimes, of the seemingly tranquil community continue to be revealed. Written by Azure_Girl

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Hard hitting drama, brilliant writing and acting.
21 April 2012 | by filmgooseSee all my reviews

Firstly the only reason I gave it an 8 was because i felt the sequel really let the first series down, it was good, just not amazingly good. There's so much great acting in this show and the writing for the first series is equally as good, which is all you need for a brilliant show. From the first episode there is so much emotion and it really hits you hard in the chest, I really began to feel the whole sense of loss of the whole community.

The second series is a lot more like a soap, various plots, constantly changing from household to household without as much hard hitting emotion from the first series. For a soap it is very good but soaps aren't really my cup of tea I'd prefer it to focus on fewer plots and expand on them.

I genuinely recommend this show to anyone.(well maybe not young kids/teens because of all the violence and sex etc.)


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English

Release Date:

14 September 1997 (UK) See more »

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Cumbria, England, UK See more »

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1.33 : 1
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