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Following a rash of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.




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Series cast summary:
Rory Kinnear ...  David Whitehead 4 episodes, 2013
Sean Harris ...  Stephen Morton 4 episodes, 2013
Shirley Henderson ...  Claire Salter 4 episodes, 2013
Anatol Yusef ...  Paul Gould 4 episodes, 2013
Eddie Marsan ...  Andrew Salter 4 episodes, 2013
Kaya Scodelario ...  Anna Salter 4 episodes, 2013
Al Weaver ...  Anthony 4 episodes, 2013
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Jacqui Whitehead 4 episodes, 2013
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris Cooper 3 episodes, 2013
Diana Speed Diana Speed ...  Self - Shipping Forecaster / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Geoff Bell ...  Uncle Alan / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Hayley Squires ...  Louise Cooper 3 episodes, 2013
Emma Cunniffe ...  Annie Gould 3 episodes, 2013
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ...  The Albion Landlord / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Edward Baker-Close Edward Baker-Close ...  Boy Whitehead 3 episodes, 2013
Mickey Morris Mickey Morris ...  Young Stephen 3 episodes, 2013
Tilly Cheeseman Tilly Cheeseman ...  Emily Whitehead 3 episodes, 2013
Jocelyn Macnab Jocelyn Macnab ...  Lucy Gould 3 episodes, 2013
Rob Jarvis ...  DCI North 3 episodes, 2013
Alfie Stewart ...  Danny 3 episodes, 2013
Esme Goodwin Esme Goodwin ...  Rosie Gould / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Rita Davies ...  Queenie 2 episodes, 2013
Maurice Roëves ...  Marsden 2 episodes, 2013
Nichola Burley ...  Sarah Gould 2 episodes, 2013
Helen Fospero Helen Fospero ...  News Linkwoman / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Billy Hopkins Billy Hopkins ...  Young David 2 episodes, 2013
Kai Mitchell Andrews Kai Mitchell Andrews ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Gabrielle Downey Gabrielle Downey ...  Elaine Price 2 episodes, 2013
George Kingdon George Kingdon ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Alex Midwood Alex Midwood ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Lee M. Ross Lee M. Ross ...  Geoff Gould 2 episodes, 2013
Timon Staehler Timon Staehler ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Samuel Tully Samuel Tully ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
John Killoran John Killoran ...  Chris' Dad 2 episodes, 2013
Connor Wilson Connor Wilson ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Oscar Wright Oscar Wright ...  Gang of boys 2 episodes, 2013
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Sun Landlady / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Jenny Bolt ...  Chris' Mum 2 episodes, 2013
Pippa Bennett-Warner ...  Suzannah 2 episodes, 2013
Green Diesel Green Diesel ...  All Souls Band 2 episodes, 2013


Following a rash of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.

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Finally, a UK television drama with some balls!
5 August 2013 | by azanti0029See all my reviews

The first part of this was shown last night, and directed with a steady hand and unravelling at its own pace, its clearly a drama that's not going to be rushed.

The writers have taken the real events of Hungerford, Cumbria and Dunblane as their inspiration here, showing the characters and the sparks that lead up to one man (Sean Harris, brilliantly haunting) snapping and begin his random killing spree in a small fictional town in the UK. The tones here match the bleak morning fog of this sleepy coastal community and the camera takes it's time, not always showing you everything you want to see, a statement perhaps that the film makers here are willing to take risks and its all the better for it. Clearly taking well grounded advice from shows such as 'The Killing' time is taken to show all sides of a person so there will be more emotional consequence for the viewer later on as the first episode ended with the spree just beginning, though we were given a taste of this already at the start.

It's style won't be to everyone's taste and I am sure some will find it a bit slow, but in a time of never ending crap reality TV and repetitive game shows, its about time someone showed some balls and made these sorts of gritty dramas that we used to be so good at. It gets my vote and I look forward to seeing more tonight.

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Release Date:

4 August 2013 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Faversham, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Warp Films See more »
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