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Place of Execution 

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2008)
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A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. 45 years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.
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Series cast summary:
Lee Ingleby ...  DI George Bennett 3 episodes, 2008
Emma Cunniffe ...  Ruth Hawkin 3 episodes, 2008
Philip Jackson ...  Old George Bennett 3 episodes, 2008
Juliet Stevenson ...  Catherine Heathcote 3 episodes, 2008
Elizabeth Day Elizabeth Day ...  Sasha Heathcote 3 episodes, 2008
Tony Maudsley ...  DS Tommy Clough 3 episodes, 2008
Greg Wise ...  Philip Hawkin 3 episodes, 2008
Poppy Goodburn Poppy Goodburn ...  Alison Carter 3 episodes, 2008
Mikey North ...  Charlie Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Danny Tennant Danny Tennant ...  PC Swindells 3 episodes, 2008
Sheila Reid ...  Ma Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Danny Sapani ...  Keith Slocombe 3 episodes, 2008
Joy Blakeman Joy Blakeman ...  Kathy Lomas 3 episodes, 2008
Zoe Telford ...  Nicola Curry 3 episodes, 2008
Liz Moscrop Liz Moscrop ...  Laura 3 episodes, 2008
Philip Whitchurch ...  DCI Culver 2 episodes, 2008
Romy Baskerville Romy Baskerville ...  Margaret Bennett 2 episodes, 2008
Dave Hill Dave Hill ...  Old Tommy Clough 2 episodes, 2008
Peter Cartwright ...  Judge Sampson 2 episodes, 2008
Chris Brailsford Chris Brailsford ...  Dan Crowther 2 episodes, 2008
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ...  Dr. Panaseer 2 episodes, 2008
Miranda Williams Miranda Williams ...  Young Catherine 2 episodes, 2008
Paul Wyett Paul Wyett ...  Don Smart 2 episodes, 2008
Dirk Smith Dirk Smith ...  PC Dawson 2 episodes, 2008
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In 1963, Alison Carter left her home in the small English village of Scardale and vanished. The mystery devastated the community and captivated police officer George Bennett. In modern day London, journalist Catherine Heathcote is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about the case. However, the previously helpful Bennett, now in his seventies, suddenly pulls out of the film. What makes him hesitant to discuss the case that made him a hero? The past and present interweave as both Bennett and Heathcote attempt to unravel the mysteries. Written by L. Hamre

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English

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November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Aired in the USA as a two-part movie on PBS, November 1 and 8, 2009. See more »

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Slightly protracted narration elevated by character performances
16 July 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

British suspense mini-series are a kind of trade mark, always giftedly thought through, directed and performed using distinct and mostly character actors able to provide new angles even when the background or matter are not fully to your taste.

Place of Execution is another good example of the above, with past and present thrillingly intertwined, when viewers can ponder on and over what really could happen and what answers could the present bring along... Actors like Juliet Stevenson or Lee Ingleby are catchy both appearance-wise and performance-wise, and all the cast, even in smaller roles, are just fit for them, providing realistic atmosphere. On the other hand, some pace and some logic of events left to be desired, but it may well be so that I am just "spoilt" by similar other British and Scandinavian series...

Nevertheless, the work in question is definitely above average, but the length - 3.5 hours - requires you find a time for this. Preferably in succession.


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