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26-year-old Ivy Moxam steps out of an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day. Ivy hasn't been seen for thirteen years, she was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of thirteen.


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Series cast summary:
Jodie Comer ...  Ivy Moxam 5 episodes, 2016
Valene Kane ...  DS Lisa Merchant 5 episodes, 2016
Richard Rankin ...  DI Elliott Carne 5 episodes, 2016
Natasha Little ...  Christina Moxam 5 episodes, 2016
Stuart Graham ...  Angus Moxam 5 episodes, 2016
Katherine Rose Morley ...  Emma Moxam 5 episodes, 2016
Aneurin Barnard ...  Tim Hobson 5 episodes, 2016
Mark Flitton ...  DC Jim Conroy / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Kemi-Bo Jacobs ...  Yazz Hobson 5 episodes, 2016
Eleanor Wyld ...  Eloise Wye 5 episodes, 2016
Peter McDonald ...  Mark White 5 episodes, 2016
Nicola Stuart-Hill ...  Technician / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Charlie Russell Charlie Russell ...  Sarah Hays 5 episodes, 2016
Ariyon Bakare ...  Chief Supt David Burridge 4 episodes, 2016
Joe Layton ...  Craig Watts 4 episodes, 2016
Nicholas Farrell ...  Henry Stone 4 episodes, 2016
Charles Babalola ...  DS Jesse Rawlins 4 episodes, 2016
Ceri Murphy ...  Corbin Thomas 4 episodes, 2016
Melina Matthews ...  Sofía Marín 4 episodes, 2016
Chipo Chung ...  Alia Symes / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Alun Raglan ...  Robert Tarl 3 episodes, 2016
Suzette Llewellyn ...  Angela Hill 3 episodes, 2016
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ...  Dr. Erica Young 3 episodes, 2016
Colin Mace ...  DS Harold Winters / ... 2 episodes, 2016


In 2003, Ivy Moxam was abducted by somebody who worked at her school. Thirteen years later, she manages to escape and return to her home. Written by Jaiden Malhotra

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Thirteen years captive. Forever scarred.


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23 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Contrary to popular belief the series was not canceled. On March 27 2016 series writer, Marnie Dickens, stated that the series was only meant to be a one-off mini-series. See more »

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Intriguing and engaging
22 August 2016 | by grantssSee all my reviews

A woman escapes from a house in Bristol. At first the police are skeptical of her story but it turns out that she is Ivy Moxam, who was kidnapped 13 years ago at the age of 13. Now begins the task of reuniting with her family and friends and restarting her life. Meanwhile, the police are trying to catch her kidnapper, Mark White, but questioning Ivy makes the details of her kidnapping and imprisonment murkier and more inconsistent. Moreover, it appears that Ivy wasn't always a totally involuntary prisoner. Then Mark White kidnaps another girl…

The plot to this series initially sounded similar to the movie Room, but this is different to Room in many ways. While Room concentrated on the mother and son and how they (especially the son) cope with life on the outside, Thirteen has more of a mystery drama feel to it. It does cover Ivy's having to adjust to life after 13 years of isolation, but it also covers to a very large extent the police's attempts to unravel what happened while she was imprisoned, their relationship with Ivy and their attempts at catching her kidnapper.

Very intriguing, the mystery/crime-drama side, with a few good twists and turns. Even at the outset you aren't sure that she really is who she says she is, and later we start to think she may have been more accomplice than victim. This creates a wonderful greyness to Ivy's innocence, and fuels the intrigue.

The human drama side is also done pretty well, though does feel a bit slow and clumsy at times. Reasonably emotional though.

Solid performances all round. Jodie Comer is OK as Ivy, though doesn't really shine. The best performances probably come from Richard Rankin and Valene Kane as DI Carne and DS Merchant respectively.

Great opening song - "In your dreams" by Dark Dark Dark.

Well worth watching.

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