Elizabeth Is Missing review – Glenda Jackson shines in this heartrending whodunnit

The actor is on magnificent form in a poignant murder mystery that doubles as a study of the sorrows of dementia

I don’t know. What are you planning to do at the age of 80 after retiring from the quarter-decade in Labour politics you put in after a stellar 35-year acting career? Limber up with a Radio 4 series adapted from Zola’s novels, have a crack at King Lear and reap a harvest of rave reviews, then win a Tony for your part in a Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women? Then congratulations – you are Glenda Jackson and I claim my five pounds.

Now she has turned to television. In Elizabeth Is Missing (BBC One; adapted from Emma Healey’s bestselling novel), Jackson plays Maude, who becomes set on discovering what happened to her friend Elizabeth (Maggie Steed), who vanished one day after they had been gardening together.
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