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The Lakes 

Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »

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Jimmy McGovern
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2   1  
1999   1997  
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Simm ...  Danny Kavanagh 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Mrs. Archer / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Charles Dale Charles Dale ...  Chef 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Mary Jo Randle ...  Bernie Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Kaye Wragg Kaye Wragg ...  Lucy Archer 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Robert Pugh ...  Father Matthew 14 episodes, 1997-1999
James Thornton James Thornton ...  Pete Quinlan 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Samantha Seager Samantha Seager ...  Julie 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Robin Laing ...  Joey 14 episodes, 1997-1999
Kevin Doyle ...  John Fisher / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ...  Albie 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Rider ...  Sheila Thwaite 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Emma Cunniffe ...  Emma Kavanagh / ... 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Paul Copley ...  Peter Quinlan 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Tony Rohr ...  Grandad 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Nicholas Day ...  Mr. Archer 13 episodes, 1997-1999
Clare Holman ...  Simone Fisher / ... 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Lee Oakes Lee Oakes ...  Tharmy 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Ruth 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Jessica Perry Jessica Perry ...  Annie Quinlan 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Barbara Wilshere ...  Dr. Sarah Kilbride / ... 10 episodes, 1997-1999
Bob Mason Bob Mason ...  Sergeant Slater / ... 10 episodes, 1997-1999
Marshall Lancaster ...  Ged Hodgson 8 episodes, 1999
Annabelle Apsion ...  Beverly 8 episodes, 1999
Amanda Mealing ...  Jo Jo Spiers 7 episodes, 1999
Joel Phillimore Joel Phillimore ...  Thomas Alcock 5 episodes, 1999
David Westhead ...  Arthur Thwaite 5 episodes, 1997-1999
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ...  Charles Kilbride 4 episodes, 1999
Ryan Pope ...  Robert 4 episodes, 1997
Justin Brady Justin Brady ...  Billy 3 episodes, 1999
Debbie Chazen ...  Delilah 3 episodes, 1997
Jenna Scruton Jenna Scruton ...  Paula Thwaite 3 episodes, 1997
Sally Rogers Sally Rogers ...  Juliet Bray 3 episodes, 1997
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through the machinations of fate, he finds himself implicated in a tragedy. As the series goes on, the secrets, lies, and crimes, of the seemingly tranquil community continue to be revealed. Written by Azure_Girl

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The Beautiful Lakes
2 August 2010 | by sarahmillyhannahSee all my reviews

More than 10 years on since it was first made i still love to watch this. I own it on DVD and have also seen the re runs on BBC3. I could watch it over and over again. I love the atmosphere of the series, the beautiful setting and the acting has to be the best I have seen on TV in a mini series ever. Because of how series 2 is set and some of the bad events in it, it almost makes Cumbria seem a scary setting and it gives it a lovely dark atmosphere. Agreed series 2 can seem more soap than story in places but not overly. I love the hotel scene where its set, I have even visited the hotel and had a ride on the Ullswater, but not actually had chance to see room 34! Chef has to be one of the best characters ever in a series and played wonderfully! Yes it is far fetched in places, but its wonderfully entertaining and addictive, you watch one episode and you have to see them all!!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1997 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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