DI Tom Thorne's only key to catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.
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Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel, she is aware of everything going on around her, but she is unable to move or communicate. In leaving Alison alive, the police believe the killer's made his first mistake. Written by gagan jindal

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Part of a two-night murder mystery TV show, the other one called Thorne: Scaredycat. See more »

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The Jack Shepherd playing Jim Thorne is Jack Shepherd (I), and not the Jack Shepherd (V) the link goes to. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 7 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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I slept on it.
12 August 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

"Thorne: Sleepyhead" seems a lot better when you're actually watching it than after you've had a little time to reflect on it.

It's still a decent British crime drama, but, a day later, it strikes me as really only deserving of a middling rating. I was especially disappointed by the ending, which was just a variation on an ending that has been done to death in fiction, even though it never actually seems to happen in real life.

Even with the holes in the plot, I was impressed by the unusual plot (at least up until the end), which, while certainly grim, connects with a solid emotional punch.

If you like British crime productions, this might be worth a shot, but, all things considered, it doesn't rank even close to the best of them.


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