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The Casual Vacancy 

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The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother (Rory Kinnear) dies.
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Series cast summary:
Silas Carson ...  Vikram Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Joe Hurst ...  Andrew 'Arf' Price 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Gambon ...  Howard Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Rory Kinnear ...  Barry Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
Abigail Lawrie ...  Krystal Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Emily Bevan ...  Mary Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
Rufus Jones ...  Miles Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Richard Glover Richard Glover ...  Simon Price 3 episodes, 2015
Monica Dolan ...  Tess Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Julia McKenzie ...  Shirley Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Parminder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Bryce Sanders Bryce Sanders ...  Robbie Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Ria Choony Ria Choony ...  Sukhvinder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Keeley Hawes ...  Samantha Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis Sonny Ashbourne Serkis ...  Paul Price 3 episodes, 2015
Brian Vernel ...  Stuart 'Fats' Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Simon McBurney ...  Colin Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Keeley Forsyth Keeley Forsyth ...  Terri Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Hetty Baynes ...  Mo Johnson 3 episodes, 2015
Michele Austin ...  Kaye Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
Menna Trussler ...  Betty 3 episodes, 2015
Marie Critchley ...  Ruth Price 3 episodes, 2015
Simona Brown ...  Gaia Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Roscoe ...  Monica the Librarian / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Sope Dirisu ...  Young Doctor 2 episodes, 2015
Hayley Downing Hayley Downing ...  Lexi Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Lauren Downing Lauren Downing ...  Libby Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ...  Bill 2 episodes, 2015
Emilia Fox ...  Julia Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Wadham ...  Aubrey Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Redford ...  Obbo 2 episodes, 2015
Pascal Laurent Pascal Laurent ...  Death 2 episodes, 2015
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When Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother (Rory Kinnear) 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 façade is a town at war - rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, and 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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Sir Michael Gambon appeared in another J.K. Rowling work as Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film franchise. See more »

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

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Very good (and entertaining) discussion of real issues affecting Britain today.
1 March 2015 | by tooplanxSee all my reviews

Had to write a quick review to counteract the ridiculous first review from whom I can only assume is one of the privileged snooty characters from the programme. I honestly thought it was a joke outside. The programme isn't particularly crude: it shows a realistic depiction of fairly ordinary life, swearing and sexuality included.

Yes, Britain really is like that, and the drama painted a very intimate and affecting portrait of the lives of ordinary people, the hardships they face, and their failings as human beings.

Highly recommended. Apparently IMDb wants me to write more, so I'll say that the scenery is also very nice, so if you fancy a holiday somewhere with nice countryside, I believe it was filmed in the Cotswolds...


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29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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