Requiem

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Review

Waif-like internationally renowned cellist Tilly feels the siren call of a Welsh village – somewhere she’s never even heard of – which was once the home of a little girl, Carys, who went missing 23 years ago.

But when Tilly and her best pal Hal (Joel Fry) arrive in Penllynith, they find a community of Royston Vasey weirdness, populated by shifty-looking, hostile locals who want the pair of them simply to shut up and get out of town.

Kris Mrksa’s creepy, atmospheric supernatural thriller (OK, let’s just call it a ghost story, shall we?) is deliciously weird and full of good old-fashioned jumpy moments, heightened by a fractured, evocative soundscape of ragged breaths and strange moans.

Tilly (Lydia Wilson) is holed up in a creepy mansion (of course she is!), a place she’s convinced she’s been to before. But when? And why? Maybe shelves of tape recordings offer a clue?

Summary

Matilda tries to convince PC Graves that toddler Carys Howell must have been kept in the basement of Dean House. Graves is dismissive, but later wonders whether there's something to the suggestion. Dean House grows increasingly unsettling, with mysterious occurrences and symbols appearing and a sinister presence that draws Matilda towards a room with a blue door. Matilda and Hal's relationship becomes increasingly strained as Hal urges her to leave, but she remains intent on finding out the truth about her identity. Psychological thriller, starring Lydia Wilson and Joel Fry.

Cast & Crew

Matilda Gray Lydia Wilson
Harlan Fine Joel Fry
Nick Dean James Frecheville
Rose Morgan Claire Rushbrook
Janice Gray Joanna Scanlan
Sylvia Walsh Tara Fitzgerald
Aron Morgan Richard Harrington
PC Graves Clare Calbraith
Sean Howell Sam Hazeldine
Trudy Franken Sian Reese-Williams
Ed Fenton Dyfan Dwyfor
Lloyd Satlow Simon Kunz
Verity Satlow Pippa Haywood
Stephen Kendrick Brendan Coyle
Matilda Gray (12yrs old) Bella Ramsey
Ms Clancy Caroline Martin
Cons Shortly Darren Evans
Royce Evans Charles Dale
Meredith Dean Jane Thorne
Carl Oliver Lansley
David Morgan Brochan Evans
Kath Sonia Ritter
Carys Howell Emmie Thompson
Yard duty teacher Ffion Jolly
Locksmith Gareth Mason
Director Mahalia Belo
Executive Producer Willow Grylls
Executive Producer Elaine Pyke
Executive Producer Charlie Pattinson
Producer Sue Breen
Writer Kris Mrksa
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