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Buried Treasure (2001)

Harry Jenkins is a self-made business man, who one day receives a message that his only daughter has died in a car crash. Last time he saw his daughter was at his wife's funeral. When ... See full summary »

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Adrian Shergold

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Peter Bowker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Harry
Dominique Jackson ... Saffron
Wil Johnson ... Luke
Rachel Davies ... Estelle
Ellen Thomas ... Martha
Jennifer Hennessy ... Jill Hellings
Daniel Ainsleigh ... Lee
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Estate Agent
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Ronald
Norman Gregory Norman Gregory ... Thomas
James Smith ... Coroner
Martyn Whitby Martyn Whitby ... Businessman (as Martin Whitby)
Steve Chaplin Steve Chaplin ... Manchester Policeman
Sam Halpenny ... London Policeman
Sanjay Sharma Sanjay Sharma ... Bank Clerk
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Harry Jenkins is a self-made business man, who one day receives a message that his only daughter has died in a car crash. Last time he saw his daughter was at his wife's funeral. When trying to deal with his daughter's affairs, he finds out he is a grandfather of a nine-year-old girl, named Saffron. Since he is her only relative, social services hands over Saffron to him. At first he tries to get rid of her, but he soon finds out that they share more than his daughter, Saffron's mother. They take a trip from Manchester to London, to find Saffron's estranged father, but they find so much more. Written by Louise J-L

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Treasure See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This was John Thaw's final acting role before his death on February 21, 2002 at the age of 60. See more »

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redemption? oops, spoiler?
4 January 2008 | by Bullus-1See all my reviews

This is an astonishingly beautiful movie about the love of an old White British Granddad for his young Afro British Granddaughter and what he will do to make sure he keeps her safe. That's all I wanted to say but.. Hey, then you have to ask yourself: How do those Brits craft such splendid stories? I mean listen to those accents! Who could write this stuff? The old boy gets a chance to redeem himself after failing his original daughter, and now he gets a second chance to give it a go. OK never mind about plot spoiler thingies, just look at the wonderful human interaction between these first class actors in what is after all supposed to be nothing more than a humdrum British TV movie. Would that we could all aspire to such drama.


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