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Before We Die

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 1: Before We Die

Summary

New series. When her married lover and fellow police officer Sean Hardacre goes missing in mysterious circumstances, DI Hannah Laing persuades her colleagues to launch an urgent manhunt. She manages to contact one of Sean's confidential sources, but can `Izzy' help her find him before it's too late? Crime thriller based on the hit Swedish drama of the same name, starring Lesley Sharp, Vincent Regan and Patrick Gibson.

Review

It’s a striking opening for a crime drama: Bristol detective Hannah leads a raid on a drug-fuelled rave and her officers arrest a young dealer, Christian (Patrick Gibson). As he is led away, he sees Hannah. “Mum!” he gasps. “What have you done?” 
It’s the set-up for a story that will involve Hannah and Christian in more of the kind of high-stakes across-the-lines interplay you won’t find in any parenting manuals. Hannah is played by Lesley Sharp with her air of seen-it-all wisdom and a face that is so magnificently lined and creased it must be a cinematographer’s dream. 
From the keep-it-in-the-family arrest (a spell in prison follows), we jump forward two years and find Hannah in an affair with a fellow cop, who then goes missing one morning. After some slightly stilted early scenes, the tension tightens nicely and we’re drawn into a story involving a family of Croatian criminals with a taste for fine food and – be warned – very thorough torture. 


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Cast

rolename
Hannah LaingLesley Sharp
IzzyMeike Hannah
Christian RadicPatrick Gibson
Sean HardacreBill Ward
Tina CarterRebecca Scroggs
RachelTess Bryant
MarcusJohn O'Connor
FranNisha Nayar
Billy MurdochVincent Regan
DariusJonathon Sawdon
Samantha RadicTrine Thielen
Nick RadicDavid Annen
Davor MimicaToni Gojanovic
HenchmanGianluca Nobile
Bianca MimicaIssy Knopfler
Stefan VargicPetar Cvirn
Dubravka MimicaKazia Pelka
PavleRino Sokol
JovanTijmen Govaerts
ZvonomirRyszard Turbiasz
Plain clothes officerCharlie Cattrall
Shop assistantBarbara Verbergt
FarmerSimon Armstrong

Crew

rolename
DirectorJan Matthys
Executive producerJo McGrath
Executive producerWalter Iuzzolino
ProducerBert Hamelinck
ProducerRobin Kerremans
ProducerDimitri Verbeeck
WriterMatt Baker

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  • Episode 1

    Before We Die

    Summary

    New series. When her married lover and fellow police officer Sean Hardacre goes missing in mysterious circumstances, DI Hannah Laing persuades her colleagues to launch an urgent manhunt. She manages to contact one of Sean's confidential sources, but can `Izzy' help her find him before it's too late? Crime thriller based on the hit Swedish drama of the same name, starring Lesley Sharp, Vincent Regan and Patrick Gibson.

    Review

    It’s a striking opening for a crime drama: Bristol detective Hannah leads a raid on a drug-fuelled rave and her officers arrest a young dealer, Christian (Patrick Gibson). As he is led away, he sees Hannah. “Mum!” he gasps. “What have you done?” 
    It’s the set-up for a story that will involve Hannah and Christian in more of the kind of high-stakes across-the-lines interplay you won’t find in any parenting manuals. Hannah is played by Lesley Sharp with her air of seen-it-all wisdom and a face that is so magnificently lined and creased it must be a cinematographer’s dream. 
    From the keep-it-in-the-family arrest (a spell in prison follows), we jump forward two years and find Hannah in an affair with a fellow cop, who then goes missing one morning. After some slightly stilted early scenes, the tension tightens nicely and we’re drawn into a story involving a family of Croatian criminals with a taste for fine food and – be warned – very thorough torture. 


    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Hannah LaingLesley Sharp
    IzzyMeike Hannah
    Christian RadicPatrick Gibson
    Sean HardacreBill Ward
    Tina CarterRebecca Scroggs
    RachelTess Bryant
    MarcusJohn O'Connor
    FranNisha Nayar
    Billy MurdochVincent Regan
    DariusJonathon Sawdon
    Samantha RadicTrine Thielen
    Nick RadicDavid Annen
    Davor MimicaToni Gojanovic
    HenchmanGianluca Nobile
    Bianca MimicaIssy Knopfler
    Stefan VargicPetar Cvirn
    Dubravka MimicaKazia Pelka
    PavleRino Sokol
    JovanTijmen Govaerts
    ZvonomirRyszard Turbiasz
    Plain clothes officerCharlie Cattrall
    Shop assistantBarbara Verbergt
    FarmerSimon Armstrong

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJan Matthys
    Executive producerJo McGrath
    Executive producerWalter Iuzzolino
    ProducerBert Hamelinck
    ProducerRobin Kerremans
    ProducerDimitri Verbeeck
    WriterMatt Baker
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