The Loch

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

Welcome to Hamish Macbeth Meets Hinterland Stopping at Broadchurch. After an arresting opening image – a man’s body tethered to a curling stone at the bottom of a Scottish loch that’s a bit like Loch Ness, an image immediately forgotten/ignored – we’re led to the death of a gay piano teacher, found with a head wound at the bottom of a cliff.

Then we’re pitched into small-town loch-side life and a population of men and women who have lots to hide from one another. The local detective Annie Redford (Laura Fraser) is too inexperienced, so a DCI from Glasgow (Siobhan Finneran) comes in to say, “You’ve a cold-blooded predator in your town.” Do people really talk like that?


Summary

The search for a serial killer in the area around Loch Ness becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford, who is trying to cope with her first murder case. When the body of a local man is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town's normality is shattered and the nightmare begins. Thriller, starring Laura Fraser and Siobhan Finneran.

Cast & Crew

Annie Redford Laura Fraser
DCI Lauren Quigley Siobhan Finneran
Leighton Thomas William Ash
Kieran Whitehead Jack Bannon
Blake Albrighton Don Gilet
Dr Simon Marr John Heffernan
Mhari Toner Simone Lahbib
Craig Petrie Alastair Mackenzie
Evie Redford Shona McHugh
Alan Redford Gray O'Brien
CI Frank Smilie John Sessions
Jonjo Patterson Keiran Gallacher
Niall Swift Jordan McCurrach
Kirsty Petrie Shereen Martin
Isla Marr Cherry Campbell
Crawford Baxter Euan Stamper
Dessie Toner Conor McCarry
Sarah McKinnon Lisa Livingstone
PC Jason Denny Murray Fraser
Ken Patterson Moray Hunter
Iain Sutherland Ron Donachie
Bea Whitehead Anita Vettesse
Jordan Whitehead Oliver Greenall
Nicole Patterson Jenny Ryan
Angusina McGrellish Victoria Liddelle
Don McGrellish George Anton
Michael Yuill Jim McMeekin
Director Brian Kelly
Executive Producer Tim Haines
Producer Alan J Wands
Writer Stephen Brady
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