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Five Daughters 

Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.




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Series cast summary:
Adam Kotz ...  D / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Juliet Aubrey ...  Marie Alderton 3 episodes, 2010
Natalie Press ...  Paula Clennell 3 episodes, 2010
Ian Hart ...  DCS Stewart Gull 3 episodes, 2010
Eva Birthistle ...  Annette Nicholls 3 episodes, 2010
Sarah Lancashire ...  Rosemary Nicholls 3 episodes, 2010
Ruth Negga ...  Rochelle 3 episodes, 2010
Lisa Millett ...  PC Janet Humphrey 3 episodes, 2010
Alison Reid Alison Reid ...  Journalist 3 episodes, 2010
Andy Gathergood ...  DCI Dave Skevington 3 episodes, 2010
Joseph Mawle ...  Tom Stephens 3 episodes, 2010
Christopher Fairbank ...  DCI John Quinton 3 episodes, 2010
Vicky McClure ...  Stacy Nicholls 3 episodes, 2010
Lauren Socha ...  Dawn 3 episodes, 2010
Kierston Wareing ...  Nina 3 episodes, 2010
Sean Harris ...  Brian Tobin 3 episodes, 2010
David Bradley ...  Patrick Palmer 3 episodes, 2010
Jaime Winstone ...  Anneli Alderton 3 episodes, 2010
John McAndrew ...  Felixstowe Road Man 2 episodes, 2010
Al Weaver ...  Tom Alderton 2 episodes, 2010
Aisling Loftus ...  Gemma Adams 2 episodes, 2010
Kate Dickie ...  Isabella Clennell 2 episodes, 2010
Anton Lesser ...  Dr Nat Cary 2 episodes, 2010
Roland Oliver Roland Oliver ...  Annette's Father 2 episodes, 2010
Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2010
Sabet Choudhury Sabet Choudhury ...  News Reporter 2 episodes, 2010
Holliday Grainger ...  Alice 2 episodes, 2010
Jo McInnes Jo McInnes ...  ACC Jacqui Cheer 2 episodes, 2010
Tim Lewis Tim Lewis ...  Martin Nicholls 2 episodes, 2010
Tim Plester ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2010
Chris McCalphy Chris McCalphy ...  Steve Wright 2 episodes, 2010
Geoff Bell ...  D / ... 2 episodes, 2010


Dramatised documentary about the killings of five young women by Steve Wright in the Ipswich area in 2006, concentrating on the last few days of the victims' lives, the effects of their deaths on their families, and the police investigation to find the murderer. Written by Anonymous

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A tragic true story of lives taken and innocence lost.


Crime | Drama


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Explanatory text at the beginning of each episode: "This drama, written by Stephen Butchard, is based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved in the events that took place in Ipswich in the winter of 2006". See more »


Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

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Excellent drama
2 March 2011 | by opusv5See all my reviews

This three-part series was just broadcast by TVOntario and gave a compelling, well-acted, and probably realistic account of what happened just a few years ago in a town that I wouldn't have imagined had a "red light" area (I'm recalling a TV production of "East of Ipswich" I saw years ago). The rough and suddenly dangerous lives of street prostitutes, some quite young and even presentable-looking, who walk the streets to feed a drug habit was well-done, as were their individual backgrounds and the difficulty they had keeping off substance abuse. I remember news reports of the time saying that public and official (including Prime Minister Blair) reactions to the killings were sympathetic to the victims (reaction to the victims of the "Yorkshire Ripper" was, reportedly, less so), and here the police are portrayed as compassionate if somewhat overwhelmed by the situation. The actual killer is apprehended toward the end of the third part; there's no explanation to his motive, only that he himself frequented--and finally murdered--streetwalkers. If anything, this drama recalled "Band of Gold," set in an even rougher milieu and with some of the same actors (David Bradley and one of the police officers) involved.One note of hope: the conclusion of the drama says that some of the girls were able to straighten out and leave the dangerous streets.

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25 April 2010 (UK) See more »

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