In 1997 Denise is now a detective inspector and married to Ray with a daughter Charlotte. She is investigating the rape and murder of Lauren Hinds but when DNA on Lauren is cross-checked it matches ...
1985: WPC Denise Woods starts work at Brixton police station and immediately encounters sexism and hostility from piggish DCI Ferguson. One friendly face is DS Ray Deans,with whom Denise teams up to ...
As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.
Three years after Vanished by the Lake, Lise and Clovis are now by another lake, in Annecy, and face the challenge of a new family life with their nine-month-old son Tom as the couple takes on a demanding new investigation.
Julie De Bona,
Well done series with an interesting skewing of ambition vs family, ethics and feminism
Enjoyable series, tautly directed and well written. The acting is fine and concept of three episodes at different times during a 20 year career shows how a once-corrupt police officer ambitiously advances through the ranks at a heartbreaking cost to her family.
The lead character, despite being fraught with emotions not conducive to good policing, is nevertheless rewarded in her determination to 'get her man.' Morality and ethics questions abound. How many other cases did this detective tamper with? We don't really know and this show doesn't seem bothered by the character's dubious ethical choices.
Sadly, this provocative series is resolved in the most pat, convenient, audience-pleasing manner, almost making a mockery of some of the previous hard but engrossing choices confronting not just the characters but the viewer, too.
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