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Six-part thriller about a family in the Witness protection program which is uprooted from a small village in Northern England and transported to Sydney. Based on the novel by Australian ... See full summary »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Peter O'Brien ...  Cassidy / ... 6 episodes, 1999
Anne Looby Anne Looby ...  Cassidy / ... 6 episodes, 1999
Katie Blake Katie Blake ...  Cassidy / ... 6 episodes, 1999
Becky Simpson Becky Simpson ...  Cassidy / ... 6 episodes, 1999
Vaughan Sivell ...  Sam Foster 4 episodes, 1999
Adam Ray Adam Ray ...  Roy 4 episodes, 1999
Christopher Scoular Christopher Scoular ...  Graham Foster 4 episodes, 1999
Al Ashton Al Ashton ...  Insp. Greyson 4 episodes, 1999
Shelley King ...  Nina Pagetter 2 episodes, 1999
Tessa Wells Tessa Wells ...  Sharon Hargreaves 2 episodes, 1999
Julia Haworth ...  Christine 2 episodes, 1999
Lucy Maria Hopkins Lucy Maria Hopkins ...  WDC Arnott 2 episodes, 1999
Juliette Grassby Juliette Grassby ...  WDC Lawrence 2 episodes, 1999
Judith Wright Judith Wright ...  Policewoman 2 episodes, 1999
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Six-part thriller about a family in the Witness protection program which is uprooted from a small village in Northern England and transported to Sydney. Based on the novel by Australian writer, David McRobbie, it stars Peter O'Brien and Anne Looby. Written by Brendan Hill <swatchdog@mindless.com>

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Australia | UK

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English

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5 January 1999 (UK) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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award winning series
22 December 2010 | by timomara-573-293714See all my reviews

This 6 part series adapted by Tim O'Mara and Al Hunter Ashton was an award winning children's drama for BBC 1 in the UK that changed the face of children's drama and set the bar at a new height for all future film makers. The tension and fear it created without any violence on show or a gun in shot was unheralded in TV drama. It was ground breaking drama in its time and to be honest the BBC has never been able to create anything like it since. The drama deals joins a family about to be taken in protective custody. What makes this drama very different is that the drama starts at its most intense as the police arrive to take the two sisters into hiding in the middle of the night. The eldest sister then part narrates the story which gives it another edge and a very personal perspective that reaches out and touches every viewer. This series won a BAFTA nomination and best drama from the RTS.


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