Ben Turner is living an idyllic life in the sleepy English countryside. Happily married and father to a six-year-old daughter, things couldn't be better until a dark reminder from his past turns up in the morning mail.








Series cast summary:
Paul McGann ...  Ben Turner 3 episodes, 1999
Amanda Burton ...  Rachel Monroe 3 episodes, 1999
Zara Turner Zara Turner ...  Natalie Turner 3 episodes, 1999
Karis Copp Karis Copp ...  Emmy Turner 3 episodes, 1999
Kathryn Howden ...  Det. Chief Inspector Paris 3 episodes, 1999
Tim Faraday ...  D.S. Harding 3 episodes, 1999
Ian Hogg ...  Chief Supt (ret.) Dexter Alan 3 episodes, 1999
Adrian Rawlins ...  Oliver Fraser 3 episodes, 1999
Geraldine Alexander ...  Stella Cannon 3 episodes, 1999
Christopher Villiers ...  Andrew Cannon 3 episodes, 1999
Gwyneth Strong ...  Denise Longden 3 episodes, 1999
Mark Bagnall ...  Robin 3 episodes, 1999
Lloyd McGuire ...  Ed 3 episodes, 1999
Anna Keaveney Anna Keaveney ...  Eileen 3 episodes, 1999
Edward Jewesbury ...  Bernard Clivedon 3 episodes, 1999
Liz Edmiston Liz Edmiston ...  Alma Todd 3 episodes, 1999
Sally Faulkner Sally Faulkner ...  Mrs. Arthur 3 episodes, 1999
Joanne Good ...  Rose the landlady 2 episodes, 1999


The drama opens in a fairy-tale atmosphere of little girls in white dresses and flower wreaths skipping through the woods in an English country village. The fairy tale turns nightmare when one girl meets an unfortunate end and a mysterious stranger checks into the bed and breakfast run by Ben Turner and his wife Natalie. Threatening letters follow, and the ensuing investigation turns up more than a few surprises. Written by Bye

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1 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les ombres du passé See more »

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Who dunnit or Why dunnit?
27 October 1999 | by annieozSee all my reviews

Tight script, good direction, excellent performances, strong cast, effective use of locations....

Paul McGann gives a detailed, subtle performance as the man in the centre of a new murder investigation who may just have committed a similar murder previously.

There is an interesting moral & emotional journey happening with his character (Ben Turner) and it intersects with the journey undertaken by Amanda Burton. Inevitably they cross over... Who has done what?

The examination of WHY, both in the past and in the present, rather than WHO might have yielded a more interesting, Dostoyevskian story, but hey, who's complaining?

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