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Thorne: Sleepyhead 

DI Tom Thorne's only key to catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.
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Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Ruth Brigstocke unknown episodes
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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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Based on the novel of author Mark Billingham. 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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Outta Time
Written by Raven Williams, George Acogny
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locked-in syndrome interesting
14 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

DI Tom Thornes (David Morrissey) is haunted by an incident years ago. He investigates victim Alison Willetts who has been left with locked-in syndrome. She was attacked and injected in the back of the neck. She is aware but unable to communicate or move. She is being treated by Dr. Anne Coburn (Natascha McElhone). There has actually been three previous victims. Kevin Tughan (Eddie Marsan) is Thornes' disbelieving boss and pathologist Phil Hendricks (Aidan Gillen) is suspicious.

The locked-in syndrome is pretty interesting. I like Alison's interior dialog. It's more compelling than expected. David Morrissey is a great actor. The biggest problem for me is the convenient reveal and connection to Thornes' problem from years ago. It's all too connected and I don't like it. There is no real reason for the connection other than it serves the writing.


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