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Series 1 - Episode 2
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Detective Chief Inspector Cassie Stuart doesn't make a fuss, but it's clear she will do her utmost to find justice for poor, doomed, forgotten Jimmy, whose skeleton was pulled from its makeshift concrete tomb in the opening episode of this gripping thriller.
Unlike other television detectives, Cassie (mighty Nicola Walker) doesn't let us See Her Pain because both
and Walker are much too subtle for that. Walker is so skilful and understated we know exactly what's going on in her mind and just how empathetic she is when she interviews Jimmy's mother (a heartbreaking turn from Frances Tomelty).
Chris Lang's fascinating script is slowly knitting together the stories of an awful lot of people who are suddenly feeling frightened, panicked or, at the very least, wary. It's clear that each of them has something to hide, and though Jimmy was murdered nearly 40 years ago, memories are still raw.
Having identified the body in the cellar as Jimmy Sullivan, Cassie visits the victim's mother, who is relieved that she might finally find out what happened to her son 39 years after he went missing. The detectives focus their investigation on the names in Jimmy's diary, who are revealed to be a government advisor, a priest, a retired bookkeeper and a housewife with a secret past. What part, if any, could these four wildly different people have played in Jimmy's disappearance and demise? Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star in the crime drama, with Tom Courtenay, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill and Ruth Sheen.
Cast & Crew
DCI Cassie Stuart
DS Sunil `Sunny' Khan
Sir Phillip Cross
Father Robert Greaves
DC Jake Collier
DS Murray Boulting
DC Karen Willetts
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