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From Darkness 

Former Greater Manchester Police officer Claire Church's peaceful existence in the Western Isles is shattered when four bodies linked to her previous investigations are unearthed.




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Series cast summary:
Anne-Marie Duff ...  Claire Church 4 episodes, 2015
Richard Rankin ...  Norrie Duncan 4 episodes, 2015
Johnny Harris ...  DCI John Hind 4 episodes, 2015
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...  Superintenent Lola Keir / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Luke Newberry ...  DS Anthony Boyce 4 episodes, 2015
Cora Tsang Cora Tsang ...  Megan Duncan 4 episodes, 2015
Leanne Best ...  Julie Hind 4 episodes, 2015
Julie Clerehugh Julie Clerehugh ...  Police Officer 4 episodes, 2015
Matt Sapsford Matt Sapsford ...  Police Officer 4 episodes, 2015
Lyndsey Marshal ...  Lucy Maxley 3 episodes, 2015
Elina Alminas ...  Agota Calgys 3 episodes, 2015
Josh Taylor Josh Taylor ...  Ollie Hind 3 episodes, 2015
Emma Edmondson ...  DC Rachel Weir 3 episodes, 2015
Jill Myers Jill Myers ...  Fiona Harding 3 episodes, 2015
Tachia Newall ...  DC Jamie Salter 3 episodes, 2015
Adrian Rawlins ...  Gareth Harding 3 episodes, 2015
Josh Glen Josh Glen ...  Jack Hind 2 episodes, 2015
Ben Batt ...  Chris Templeton 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Jim Cartwright Jim Cartwright ...  Roy Marsh 2 episodes, 2015
Keicha Greenidge Keicha Greenidge ...  Ellie Myers 2 episodes, 2015
Indiya Rowe Indiya Rowe ...  Jessica Templeton 2 episodes, 2015
Naomi Ryan Naomi Ryan ...  Rosanna Templeton 2 episodes, 2015


The story of Claire Church (Duff), a former police officer who moves away to the remote Western Isles in an attempt to escape the violent past that still haunts her. Soon, Claire is pulled back into an investigation she thought she had left well behind, by her former lover and colleague DCI John Hind (Johnny Harris) and his new DS Anthony Boyce (Luke Newberry). Written by Michael Bourke

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No matter how far you go, you can never outrun your past.


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2015 (UK) See more »

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Manchester, England, UK See more »

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To play Claire, Ann Marie Duff was assigned a personal trainer to get her up to peak fitness. The character is an athlete which is part of her addiction. See more »

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A load of tripe from start to finish
28 October 2015 | by john-70-690278See all my reviews

Yet again the Beeb has managed to produce a whacking great turkey. This is one massive bore from start to finish, full of supposedly meaningful looks and camera work, portentous noise (it can't be called music) and pretty well nothing else. The plot, such as it is, meanders around to little purpose, while the characters are caricatures and demand little attention and less interest. Each episode seems to be longer than the previous one, and the last seems to go on, and on, and on, like a bad bout of 'flu. As for the ending, when it finally arrives it's a blessing, even if it is horribly drawn out and utterly idiotic.

As is so often the case, it's frequently difficult to tell who is who, so bland are the personalities, and the acting in general is as wooden as can be. It's full of angst and everyone has 'issues'; what it doesn't have is any significant amount of detective work or suspense. It's rubbish, and the sooner I hear that it's been consigned to the dustbin of history, the better.

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