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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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2010 (USA) See more »

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Der Kuss des Sandmanns See more »

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Although directly adapted from Mark Billingham's novels, there are many notable differences, including; Brigstocke (Lorraine Ashbourne)'s gender has been changed; Dave Holland (O-T Fagbenle)'s ethnicity has been changed; and Phil Hendricks (Aidan Gillen) is portrayed as a short, partly tattooed Irishman with a full head of hair, a juxtaposition of the tall, bald, heavily pierced, heavily tattooed Mancunian described in the novels. 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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The Hysterical Detective
1 August 2014 | by celrSee all my reviews

The cops in this British drama don't act like professional policemen but more like mentally deranged teenagers with anger management issues. The main character, DI Thorne (David Morrissey), is not in control of his emotions. His volatility and rage seem to infect the other members of the cast so that in total what we have here is a virtual feeding frenzy of scenery chewing. Cops yell at other cops and cops and medical doctors yell at each other. In one scene one character becomes enraged and punches another character repeatedly in the face for no reason that was apparent to me. DI Thorne seems to believe that he can communicate with a woman in a vegetative state by shouting at her. Other times he seems depressed and on the verge of suicide. The plot is senseless and contrived. Nobody appears to behave rationally. A woman doctor, when she finds out that her daughter has been kidnapped, just freaks out and starts screaming uncontrollably and Thorne freaks out too, running around like a chicken with its head cut off. So who's minding the store?

I don't generally like procedurals that feature serial killers, and especially serial killers with weird and perverted MOs, and especially serial killers who have an obsession with the primary investigator, sending him taunting messages. These are tired, boring clichés. That's my prejudice. But I must admit that genre could be done well in the right hands. This one is just awful. Don't waste your time.


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