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Chasing Shadows 

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Series cast summary:
Reece Shearsmith ...  DS Sean Stone 4 episodes, 2014
Alex Kingston ...  Ruth Hattersley 4 episodes, 2014
Don Warrington ...  CS Harley Drayton 4 episodes, 2014
Noel Clarke ...  DI Carl Prior / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Adjoa Andoh ...  Angela Bale 4 episodes, 2014
Alfie Field ...  Bryan Hattersley 4 episodes, 2014
Myriam Acharki ...  Adele Rivera 4 episodes, 2014
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ...  Maggie Hattersley 4 episodes, 2014
Roger Jean Nsengiyumva ...  Cole Eli 2 episodes, 2014
Alan McKenna ...  Graham Legg 2 episodes, 2014
Letitia Wright ...  Taylor Davis 2 episodes, 2014
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall ...  Donna Davis 2 episodes, 2014
Sophia Capasso ...  Sophie Scarrow 2 episodes, 2014
Lorraine Stanley ...  Kay Amos 2 episodes, 2014
Tommy McDonnell Tommy McDonnell ...  Aaron Scobie 2 episodes, 2014
Elliott Tittensor ...  John Meadows 2 episodes, 2014
Ian Pead ...  Stunt Doubles 2 episodes, 2014
David Collom David Collom ...  Stunt Doubles 2 episodes, 2014
John Albasiny ...  Alan Harvey 2 episodes, 2014
Doug Allen ...  DI Gary Scanlon 2 episodes, 2014
Susan Lynch ...  Dr. Ellesmere 2 episodes, 2014
Craig Conway ...  Tommy Purdie 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Greco Michael Greco ...  Nicholas Kass 2 episodes, 2014
Imogen Daines ...  Chloe Amos 2 episodes, 2014
Nick Malinowski ...  Dr. Kent 2 episodes, 2014
Rita Ramnani ...  Aaron's Solicitor 2 episodes, 2014
Danny Ashok ...  Zahir Dhaliwal 2 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Alex Wernley 2 episodes, 2014
Amiee El-Gamal Amiee El-Gamal ...  Gabby 2 episodes, 2014
Grace Vallorani Grace Vallorani ...  John's Solicitor 2 episodes, 2014
Abbey Butler Abbey Butler ...  Police Officer (2014) 2 episodes, 2014
Leona Carlo Leona Carlo ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2014
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Chasing Shadows is a 4 part drama which follows the crimes investigated by troubled Detective Sergeant Sean Stone as he struggles to collaborate with colleagues DCI Karl Prior and Ruth Hattersley when investigating the disappearances of Taylor Davis and Stephen Eli.

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English

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2014 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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GBP5,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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At one point DS Stone asks Ruth if she's started wearing lipstick. One role Alex Kingston is known for is River Song on Doctor Who (2005) who is an archaeologist/murderer/thief whose modeous operandi is wearing hallucinogenic lipstick and kissing her target. See more »

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A cross between House and Sherlock
8 November 2014 | by mail-154-425733See all my reviews

I recorded Chasing Shadows without knowing anything about it other than it was a 4 part police/crime drama/ Now that I have watched it, I am really disappointed that they only made 4 episodes. In fact, it is actually two, 2 part stories although there are, as always, some sub plots running underneath throughout the whole thing.

It all centres around a Detective who specialises in multiple murder cases. To say he is socially inept, is an understatement. It is never stated but he comes across as what I would imagine is borderline autistic. Nothing like as bad as Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man but getting that way. However, this condition gives him the free reign he needs to be completely focused on solving the crimes and seeing patterns that others miss.

The series starts with him being moved from more conventional policing to a missing person's department where he meets Ruth his (very) long suffering partner. Before long, they are on their first case and she discovers just how eccentric he is but he gets results.

For the first episode, it kept reminding me of 'House' but I know a lot of reviews have used 'Sherlock' as a comparison. It isn't really either but it has a bit of both. There is definitely a slightly humorous undercurrent although the crimes are still treated with the seriousness they deserve.

What it definitely is, is something a bit different to the usual crime drama. Personally, I found it much more enjoyable that Broadchruch.

I really hope they make another series.


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