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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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From Darkness 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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Lessons in what not to do
13 October 2015 | by mark-338-155607See all my reviews

When I heard about this series I was all ready for some good drama and great cinematography as the BBC tends to get these kinds of series so right. How wrong I was.

From the terrible dialogue which seems to have been adapted from a story with completely different characters, to actors struggling with a director who is way out of their depth.

The cinematography is something to be laughed at, even a first year student in drama school would have a much better eye than this. The shots range from capturing the vista with only the actors head at the bottom of the frame (they were the funniest scenes I have EVER seen!) to the foreground being filled with a wall or ketchup bottle!

Reading about the main crew it all became clear, these guys had been the main driving force behind Coronation Street and Emerdale, shows which carry no weight at all.

The BBC should be ashamed of such poor, poor film-making and how Dominic Leclerc and Polly Morgan sleep at night I have no idea. If I could have selected 0 out of 10 I would have.

Avoid at ALL costs!

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