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Anybody's Nightmare (2001)

Based on the true story of Shelia Bowler, accused of murdering her elderly aunt.

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Tristram Powell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Routledge ... Sheila Bowler
Georgina Sutcliffe ... Jane Bowler
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Simon Bowler
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Aunt Flo
David Calder ... Anthony Glass QC
Malcolm Sinclair ... Nicholas Purnell QC
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Jeremy Roberts QC
Nicola Redmond Nicola Redmond ... Angela Devlin
Albert Welling ... Ewen Smith
Scott Baker Scott Baker ... DS Renno
Anne Carroll Anne Carroll ... Valerie Nye
Michael Culver ... Lord Chief Justice Bingham
Philip Dunbar Philip Dunbar ... Mr. Justice Garland
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Dr. Heath
Peter Halliday ... Lord Justice Swinton Thomas
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Based on the true story of Shelia Bowler, accused of murdering her elderly aunt.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Carlton Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As of June 2016, this remains Patricia Routledge's last acting role on British television. Though Routledge is still acting in theatre productions, she has not appeared in an acting role since Anybody's Nightmare in 2001. See more »

Quotes

Prison Officer 1, Holloway: [Upon Sheila's arrival at Holloway] From now on, you are Prisoner TV3389 and that is what you answer to at all times.
Prison Officer 2, Holloway: That understood, TV3389?
Sheila Bowler: Yes.
Prison Officer 2, Holloway: A word of advice - watch your back, trust no one. It's too late for supper. Sorry!
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Gripping True Story
5 January 2003 | by DawnfrancisSee all my reviews

This is a very powerful, moving true story. Recalling a great miscarriage of the British judicial system, it follows events as Sheila Bowler is falsely accused of murdering her elderly aunt. Patricia Routledge is absolutely superb as the middle aged woman who's faith in natural justice was sadly misplaced


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