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The Replacement 

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A woman about to begin her maternity leave from work begins to suspect that her replacement is plotting to take over her life.
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Series cast summary:
Morven Christie ...  Ellen 3 episodes, 2017
Vicky McClure ...  Paula 3 episodes, 2017
Richard Rankin ...  Ian 3 episodes, 2017
Dougray Scott ...  David 3 episodes, 2017
Navin Chowdhry ...  Kieran 3 episodes, 2017
Sarah MacRae Sarah MacRae ...  Rianne 3 episodes, 2017
Siobhan Redmond ...  Beth 3 episodes, 2017
Gilly Gilchrist ...  Vernon 3 episodes, 2017
Kim Allan ...  Lucy 3 episodes, 2017
Euan Macnaughton ...  DS Lockheid / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Thierry Mabonga ...  Celebrant 3 episodes, 2017
Lexie McLean Lexie McLean ...  Nina 3 episodes, 2017
Caoimhe Clough Caoimhe Clough ...  Zoe 3 episodes, 2017
Sharon Young ...  Georgia 2 episodes, 2017
Taqi Nazeer Taqi Nazeer ...  Omar 2 episodes, 2017
Jarrah Fraser Jarrah Fraser ...  Lia 2 episodes, 2017
Riley Fraser Riley Fraser ...  Lia 2 episodes, 2017
Sarah Waddell Sarah Waddell ...  Lia 2 episodes, 2017
Rosie Kilshaw Rosie Kilshaw ...  Lia 2 episodes, 2017
Michael McCann Michael McCann ...  Customer 2 episodes, 2017
Neve McIntosh ...  Kay 2 episodes, 2017
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Ellen gets unexpectedly pregnant just after landing a big contract for her architects' practice. She hopes to be away for the shortest time and hires someone to cover the gap. Paula is the same age as Ellen but already has a ten-year-old daughter. She made the opposite life choice, took a big chunk of her career out to dedicate herself full time to her child. As Paula shadows Ellen for the last months of her pregnancy, she seems the perfect hire - enthusiastic, personable, super-competent. But Ellen begins to worry Paula has another agenda. Paula refuses to believe Ellen when she says she plans to return in a couple of months. She's confident Ellen will change her mind when she falls in love with her baby. Ellen thinks that maybe Paula doesn't want her back. Ever. Ellen becomes increasingly disturbed by Paula's subtle manipulations at the office. She sees Paula ingratiate herself with bosses, client, even friends. Ellen begins to see her less as a support and more of a rival. But no ... Written by Left Bank Pictures

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Replacement See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Stereo

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Vicky McClure as Paula answers a text with LOL, the name of the character she played in This is England. See more »

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Intelligent TV
15 March 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

The great thing about TV in this day and age is that sometimes a show comes from nowhere and grabs peoples attention. In 2017 this show did that.

With a good premise and a cast that you've likely seen in lots of other things this show brightened up dreary spring evenings with its quick turns and obsession based plot.

We need intelligent TV shows like this, and on free to watch stations, rather than buried away on Netflix. I'm sure in time more people will find this on IPlayer/DVD and see what a good show it was.

It's a shame that there won't be a series 2.


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