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Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)

DI Tom Thorne's only key to catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.

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Thorne is a crime drama series based on the best selling books by Mark Billingham. The series stars David Morrissey as DI Tom Thorne.

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Credited cast:
... Ruth Brigstocke
Brana Bajic ... Gina
Trinity Barden ... Anne-Marie Calvert
Phillip Browne ... Bouncer
... Jeremy Bishop
Matthew Chadwick ... Young James
... Josh Ramsey
Emmanuella Cole ... Angel
... Dave Holland
... Drunk Guy
Jamie Fillery ... Night club customer
Jensen Freeman ... Forensic Officer (as Jon Adam Freeman)
... Phil Hendricks
Salma Goldie ... Alison Double
Peter Gordon ... Old man witness
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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 The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.45 (2010) See more »

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locked-in syndrome interesting
14 July 2016 | by See 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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