The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother dies.
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2015  
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...  Barry Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
...  Mary Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
...  Howard Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
...  Krystal Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
...  Miles Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
...  Shirley Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
...  Tess Wall 3 episodes, 2015
...  Samantha Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Keeley Forsyth ...  Terri Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Ria Choony ...  Sukhvinder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
...  Parminder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
...  Betty 3 episodes, 2015
Bryce Sanders ...  Robbie Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
...  Ruth Price 3 episodes, 2015
...  Kaye Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
...  Mo Johnson 3 episodes, 2015
...  Colin Wall 3 episodes, 2015
...  Stuart 'Fats' Wall 3 episodes, 2015
...  Gaia Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
...  Vikram Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
...  Simon Price 3 episodes, 2015
...  Andrew 'Arf' Price 3 episodes, 2015
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis ...  Paul Price 3 episodes, 2015
...  Monica the Librarian / ... 3 episodes, 2015
...  Young Doctor 3 episodes, 2015
Alex Lowe ...  Copper 2 episodes, 2015
Hayley Downing ...  Lexi Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Lauren Downing ...  Libby Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Redford ...  Obbo 2 episodes, 2015
Vass Anderson ...  Bill 2 episodes, 2015
...  Aubrey Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
...  Julia Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
...  Vicar 2 episodes, 2015
...  Mr. Meacher 2 episodes, 2015
Pascal Laurent ...  Death 2 episodes, 2015
...  Maggie 2 episodes, 2015
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When Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother unexpectedly dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. An English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, Pagford is not what it first seems. What lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war - rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest battle the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Written by dvd

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Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.

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29 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Ein plötzlicher Todesfall  »

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Richard Harris, who played Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), died before filming started on the third movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). In that sense, Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in the remaining Harry Potter movies (and Howard Mollison in this one), filled a "casual vacancy." See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.35 (2015) See more »

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Disappointing
5 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the book but feel that this adaptation was an utter let down. The book needed very little work to adapt to the screen but instead new relationships were invented and old ones ignored throughout. The original characters were lost, the cast contained good actors but several were miscast, the hallucinations (with Death) were ridiculous. I was really looking forward to this show but I think whoever was in charge utterly missed the point - other than trying to portray real characters, and even in this attempt I believe the changes they made to how characters behaved meant that in the big picture relationships didn't work properly and characters were shallow. They should have stayed true to the book instead of altering nearly every aspect.


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