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Cherished (2005)

A drama based on the true story of Angela Cannings, who was wrongly convicted of killing two of her children, on the basis of "expert witness" evidence about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (... See full summary »

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Robin Sheppard

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Gwyneth Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Lancashire ... Angela Cannings
Amber Wollen Amber Wollen ... Jade Cannings (age 3-5)
Timothy Spall ... Terry Cannings
Geoffrey Greenhill Geoffrey Greenhill ... Bakery Worker
Jenny Mitchell Jenny Mitchell ... Nurse (as Jenny Ellen)
John Vine John Vine ... Dr. Redding
Jake Nightingale Jake Nightingale ... DS Rob Findlay
Alison Lomas Alison Lomas ... WDC Jill Dawson
Emma Cunniffe ... Claire Connolly
James Barriscale ... Tom Sedley
Suzan Sylvester Suzan Sylvester ... Tessa Parry
William Chubb William Chubb ... Professor Berry
Julian Rivett ... DS Matt Johnson
Brian Hickey Brian Hickey ... Detective Superintendent
Steve Chaplin Steve Chaplin ... Stephen Cannings
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A drama based on the true story of Angela Cannings, who was wrongly convicted of killing two of her children, on the basis of "expert witness" evidence about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Cot Death Syndrome) which has since been discredited. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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Professor Sir Roy Meadow whose expert witness evidence was discredited, resulting in Angela Cannings' conviction being quashed, was found guilty by the British Medical Association of gross professional misconduct in giving misleading evidence, and was struck off the medical register on 15 July 2005. See more »

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one of the best performances in a TV drama for a long time
27 March 2005 | by ninandesSee all my reviews

Heart-rending script made credible by superb performances by both Timothy Spall and Sarah Lancashire. There's always great depth to the characterisations on screen by Spall. I felt so angry at the situation-OE the way that the family had to suffer twice over after the tragic loss of their children and then by the way that so called"experts" are allowed to have so much power.Hopefully, this drama will bring it home to people the injustices of the existing system which leaves many having to prove their innocence. The drama also showed how much the family, in this case particularly the husband of the accused, had to suffer as well. A tremendous , tremendous performance.


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