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After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in... See full summary »

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Alex Pillai

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Russell Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Coyle ... Michael Sheldrake
Keeley Hawes ... Kate Sheldrake
Toby Stephens ... Peter Tremaine
George Irving ... Miller
Indra Ové ... Natalie
Marit Velle Kile Marit Velle Kile ... Silje
Tony Guilfoyle Tony Guilfoyle ... Baxter
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Michael - aged 15 (as Aaron Johnson)
Michael Watts ... Peter - aged 15 (as Michael Gabriel)
Kate Fahy Kate Fahy ... Dr. Cowley
Rachel Heaton Rachel Heaton ... Michael's Mother
Alexander Pownall ... Chapman
Elaine Heathfield Elaine Heathfield ... Hospital Nurse
Nicola Cussons Nicola Cussons ... Psychiatric Nurse
Nicola Burnett Smith Nicola Burnett Smith ... Hotel Manageress
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After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in therapy. It started at the beach, when scrubby, scared Mikey become the dependent protégé of forceful Pete, both doted by Pete's dad, a wealthy lawyer. Afterwards Mike moves out to marry Kate. Pete accepts to be best man, but overdoes that, 'arranging' to get stuck in the honeymoon hotel he paid for. Drama from their boarding school childhood intertwines with tragedy for the mates, Kate and vindictive former police detective Miller. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestman See more »

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Touchpaper Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Excellent two part TV Suspense Drama - looking forward to next week's conclusion!
4 August 2007 | by Min1-1See all my reviews

4 Aug 2007 : Suspense and intrigue abound in this cleverly written and directed mystery surrounding three disturbing interconnected key characters portrayed by very appealing male (2) and female (1) actors. Excellent opening maintaining non stop interest where nothing is obvious and second-guessing is (fortunately) futile. The boys' childhood friendship sets up the dramatic opening into adulthood with recurring flashbacks - an essential criterion in support of its splendid dramatic premise. Will not give anything away as it is an enjoyable ride from start to finish (pending) and a delight as the complexities unfold and gain momentum. Thoroughly enjoyed part one – part two awaited – where the writers have given intelligence to these otherwise flawed personalities of troubled character. Ten out of ten. PS: The ending is sure to deliver possibly exceed expectations with more likely surprises and twists ahead – if not … that would be the biggest surprise!


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