Glasgow 1982, a young girl investigates mysterious murders in a world of men.
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Series cast summary:
Matt Costello Matt Costello ...  Con Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Jayd Johnson ...  Paddy Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Bronagh Gallagher ...  Trisha Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Ford Kiernan ...  George McVie 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Kelsey Griffin Kelsey Griffin ...  Mary Ann Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
David Morrissey ...  Murray Devlin 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Brian Pettifer ...  Father Richards 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Jonas Armstrong ...  Terry Hewitt 2 episodes, 2011
Peter Capaldi ...  Dr Pete 2 episodes, 2011
Robert Dickson Robert Dickson ...  Calum Ogilvey 2 episodes, 2011
Kevin Guthrie ...  Sean 2 episodes, 2011
Ron Donachie ...  DCI Sullivan 2 episodes, 2013
Louise Goodall Louise Goodall ...  Tracy Dempsie 2 episodes, 2011
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ...  Shug Grant 2 episodes, 2013
Alana Hood Alana Hood ...  Heather Allen 2 episodes, 2011
David Hayman ...  Red Willie McDade 2 episodes, 2013
Barrie Hunter Barrie Hunter ...  Duty Sergeant 2 episodes, 2011
Pauline King Pauline King ...  Caroline / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Stephen McCole ...  Danny Ogilvey 2 episodes, 2011
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ...  Henry Naismith 2 episodes, 2011
Amy Manson ...  Karen Burnett 2 episodes, 2013
Stuart Martin ...  DC Dan Burns 2 episodes, 2013
Des McAleer Des McAleer ...  Paul Neilson / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Martin McCardie Martin McCardie ...  Lafferty 2 episodes, 2013
Brian Vernel ...  Darren Naismith / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Michael Nardone ...  DI Michael Gallagher 2 episodes, 2013
Katherine Kelly ...  Maloney 2 episodes, 2013


Set in Glasgow in 1982, Paddy Meehan is a young girl in a world of men; a feisty copy boy in the sexist, hard-boozing, cutthroat world of journalism. Paddy dreams of being an investigative reporter, and she grabs the opportunity when a young boy, Brian Wilcox, is kidnapped and found murdered. Paddy sees connections to a year-old crime that nobody else sees and she is determined to make it her story. But when Paddy crosses the line, she becomes outcast from her devoutly Catholic family and puts the lives of her colleagues, as well as her own, at risk. The closer she gets to the murderer, the closer she gets to murder; and the price of achieving her dream will prove greater than she can ever imagine. Written by Bye

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Ron Donachie, who plays DCI Sullivan also played another DCI, DCI Ross in The Bill (1984) See more »

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Why did this end?
17 March 2020 | by colinrogers1See all my reviews

Arghhh! I only just discovered this by trawling through BBC Scotland and was intrigued as I love crime drama. This was absolutely brilliant over four episodes and finishes to give us ample plot lines to continue. Why oh why oh why do we have no more as relationships are just building? The main characters are superbly profiled and the tension and subversive battles during the miners strike of the 80's and beyond is brilliantly portrayed. Shock of the new overlaps with the old tradition and like two juggernauts collide. It's fantastic stuff but so, so brief. I suppose the argument could be that it's fitting as it exploded with so much verve and power that it needed no more. I'd not read any of the books this is based on but will search them out as I'm completely hooked. Just sorry this was all done on TV eight years ago and I missed it. Well done to all involved and to BBC Scotland for reshooting. Pure class!

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