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When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
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 Matthew Webster 8 episodes, 2016
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 The Bearded Man 8 episodes, 2016
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 Georges Deloix 7 episodes, 2014
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 Adrian Stone 7 episodes, 2016
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 Nadia Herz 7 episodes, 2016
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"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt, as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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In an instant you can lose everything. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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James Nesbitt and Jason Flemyng have both portrayed Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in different adaptations, the TV-series Jekyll (2007) and the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) respectively. See more »

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Malik Suri: [to Mark Walsh, the English liaison on the Oliver Hughes case] We should do an interview sometime. Yeah, be good to know what the spare part of the investigation has to say about it all.
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Emotionally provoking
25 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is a very slow, drawn out drama. I emphasise that because so many people give the thought provoking long drama negative reviews. Just not enough fast paced explosions for people. If that is what you like go to channel five or Hollywood. The BBC make gritty, real life dramas for the intelligent person who do not need fuel filled, jaw dropping moments to keep them interested. This programme is about people, relationships, how a moment can change your life forever. How people react so differently to situations and how it affects them. The actors take you on a journey, tony, so blinded by guilt and rage that at times you have no empathy for him whatsoever until you reflect on his loss and wonder how you yourself would react. I find the acting brilliant and i like the time skips, if at times, if you have blinked it gets a little confusing as to what era you are looking at particularly when the young french man goes to the UK. I was confused as to what era I was watching at one point. Besides that i am avidly waiting for the next episode, particularly after the 'jaw dropping' twist of the last episode with the boat incident (you see what i did there)?! Watch and enjoy and if you cannot sit still for a drawn out programme, go watch x factor!


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