When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
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Tchéky Karyo ...  Julien Baptiste 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Anastasia Hille ...  Celia Baptiste 15 episodes, 2014-2016
David Morrissey ...  Sam Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Keeley Hawes ...  Gemma Webster 8 episodes, 2016
James Nesbitt ...  Tony Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Laura Fraser ...  Eve Stone 8 episodes, 2016
Frances O'Connor ...  Emily Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Abigail Hardingham ...  Alice Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Jake Davies ...  Matthew Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Émilie Dequenne ...  Laurence Relaud 8 episodes, 2014
Jason Flemyng ...  Mark Walsh 8 episodes, 2014
Saïd Taghmaoui ...  Khalid Ziane 7 episodes, 2014
Roger Allam ...  Adrian Stone 7 episodes, 2016
Lia Williams ...  Nadia Herz 7 episodes, 2016
Titus De Voogdt ...  Vincent Bourg 7 episodes, 2014
Eric Godon ...  Georges Deloix 7 episodes, 2014
Arsher Ali ...  Malik Suri 7 episodes, 2014
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"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt, as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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The search ends. The mystery begins. (season 2) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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James Nesbitt and Jason Flemyng have both portrayed Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in different adaptations, the TV-series Jekyll (2007) and the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) respectively. See more »

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Malik Suri: [to Mark Walsh, the English liaison on the Oliver Hughes case] We should do an interview sometime. Yeah, be good to know what the spare part of the investigation has to say about it all.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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British drama at it's very best
24 November 2016 | by ianroboSee all my reviews

People go on about US drama but whilst some is very good some is utter dross.

That is how TV is you will never be satisfied with it all but as I type this the UK is waiting to see what happened to Alice (this is no spoiler) and the nation wants to know.

That is not only top drama but drama which will last the years.

In both series 1 & 2 the story stands alone and all the actors are on opt form but it is Julien Baptiste that becomes the moral and physical centre of the story. A man who knows the truth is never easy but is determined to bury his daemons.

I have no idea what will happen, I will just go with the flow and like series 1 the ending will be the talking point.


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2014 (USA) See more »

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