Five-year-old Connor Reid is strangled and security cameras show the two little girls who baby-sit him, Paige and prostitute's daughter Rose, take him into the empty flat where his corpse ... See full summary »

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Andy Goddard

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Dick Wolf (original series created by), Emilia di Girolamo (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Walsh ... Ronnie Brooks
Jamie Bamber ... Matt Devlin
Harriet Walter ... Natalie Chandler
Ben Daniels ... James Steel
Freema Agyeman ... Alesha Phillips
Bill Paterson ... George Castle
Deborah Findlay ... Kim Sharkey
Lorraine Stanley ... Julie Reid
Pippa Nixon ... Kelly Shaw
Romy Irving Romy Irving ... Rose Shaw
Annie Cull Annie Cull ... Paige Ward
Ken Drury ... Justice Pedotti
Nicola Sanderson Nicola Sanderson ... S.O.C.O. Joy Ackroyd
Isla Blair ... Carla Hopley, D.P.P.
Fraser James ... Dr. Toby Marsh
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Five-year-old Connor Reid is strangled and security cameras show the two little girls who baby-sit him, Paige and prostitute's daughter Rose, take him into the empty flat where his corpse was found. In interview Paige breaks down and names Rose as the killer, though, in court, Rose's brief Kim Sharkey invites the court to accept Paige as the guilty party and forensics seem to implicate her as the murderess. Then Alesha finds evidence to nail Rose as the killer and the prosecution, pleading the girl's abusive upbringing as grounds for diminished responsibility, seek psychiatric care for her. However Sharkey, after professional glory, wants an all-or-nothing verdict. James puts Rose's vile mother in the witness box to prove the prosecution point and save Rose from a murder charge. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK | USA

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English

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9 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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Julie Reid: I saw this woman on the, uh, the news last night, and she said Rose Shaw was Satan reborn, they should bring back hanging just for her. I've never heard so much hate in someone's voice.
George Castle: Well, public feeling is very strong.
Julie Reid: All these flowers on the estate, sackloads of cards everyday, like they all knew him. All of them, out there, feeding off my boy's death. Lettin' it take over their lives. It's like they need it. The funny thing is, all I want, yeah? All I need is to let it go.
James Steel: The trial can ...
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Remake of Law & Order: Killerz (1999) See more »

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Here it is. Balls of Steel
22 October 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A five years old boy was strangled in a filthy apartment placed in a working-class neighborhood. Detectives had just got in the office with pastries to have breakfast when they noticed this terrible murder. The victim is a son of a sole parent who worked 12 hours a day; she hadn't enough money to afford a nanny, so her two sons stayed home all day due to summer holidays. Police started questioning the children in the hood who pointed out their fingers to a neighbor's boyfriend. Anyway he's not the perp, the truth is unexpected. The boy's mother asked the lawyer to send the criminal in a hospital instead of jail, because she's too young and even if papers called her "monster", that wouldn't get her child back.

The real perp in this episode is Kelly Shaw (Pippa Nixon): she's a crack addict that raises money for her addiction by turning tricks; she let her daughter watch pornographic movies involving actor who have pleasure in being cut or being tortured with bare hands. I think she deserves to be in jail with keys thrown away.


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