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See No Evil: The Moors Murders 

A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
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Series cast summary:
Joanne Froggatt ...  Maureen Smith 2 episodes, 2006
Maxine Peake ...  Myra Hindley 2 episodes, 2006
Sean Harris ...  Ian Brady 2 episodes, 2006
Matthew McNulty ...  Dave Smith 2 episodes, 2006
George Costigan ...  DCI Joe Mounsey 2 episodes, 2006
Charlotte Emmerson Charlotte Emmerson ...  WDC Pat Clayton 2 episodes, 2006
John Henshaw ...  DCS Arthur Benfield 2 episodes, 2006
James Quinn ...  Supt Bob Talbot 2 episodes, 2006
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ...  DS Jock Carr 2 episodes, 2006
Susan Twist Susan Twist ...  Nellie Hindley 2 episodes, 2006
Steve Evets ...  Jack Smith 2 episodes, 2006
Colin Connor Colin Connor ...  Pat Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Orla Cottingham Orla Cottingham ...  Sheila Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Henry Cox Henry Cox ...  Danny Kilbride 2 episodes, 2006
Kelli Hollis Kelli Hollis ...  Ann West 2 episodes, 2006
Andy Quine Andy Quine ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2006
Cyriack Stevenson Cyriack Stevenson ...  Alan West 2 episodes, 2006
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1965:- Following the cot death of their baby daughter young marrieds Maureen and David Smith are comforted and ultimately influenced by Maureen's older sister Myra Hindley and her boyfriend Ian Brady but David is horrified to witness Brady murder teen-ager Edward Evans and goes to the police, as a result of which Brady is arrested. The police investigation links Brady and Hindley to the disappearance of several local children, especially when a pornographic photo of 10-year old Lesley Ann Downey is found, along with a tape of her pleading for her life. The bodies of Lesley and John Kilbride are discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth moor and Brady and Hindley are tried for murder, receiving multiple life sentences, though David is exonerated despite the pair trying to implicate him and it will be some years before the murderers confess to the whereabouts of other victims. Five years later the Smiths have separated and Maureen is persuaded by her grandma to visit Myra, who has now... Written by don @ minifie-1

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A powerful and thought provoking drama based on one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th century, the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2006 (UK) See more »

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See No Evil: The Moors Murders See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Maxine Peake and Joanne Froggatt previously starred together in an episode of Dinnerladies (1998) See more »

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The police use Maglite® torches which did not exist until 1979. See more »

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[talking about Myra, several years after her conviction and imprisonment]
Maureen Smith: I have to believe what my heart tells me, Dave. And my heart tells me whatever Myra did in the past, she's a different person now.
Dave Smith: She's worse than Brady, Maureen. I mean, he's just a sicko, a sex case - the king of the sex cases. But Myra - she's human: she had feelings. Remember the tears when Angela Dawn died? That card she gave us? "Another little flower for God's fucking garden"! Jesus! She was killing kids at the ...
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Definitely worth a viewing
16 May 2006 | by Conti15See all my reviews

This show was recently shown as a two part mini-series . Some fine performances here from Maxine Peake as Myra Hindley and Mike McNulty as David Smith . Though the truly horrible events of the Moors Murders are dealt with in a manner sympathetic to the victims and victims' families ( no blood gore and detail here ) . You do discover a side to Hindley and Brady that has rarely been shown - both may have been monsters and inherently evil but also both were highly manipulative and believable . Some very daring performances , particularly by Peake as Myra Hindley and Sean Harris as Brady , this together with a haunting soundtrack , rare levels of authenticity and the bleak but beautiful Moors setting make this a reasonable thing to watch .


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