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A Mother's Son 

A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
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Series cast summary:
Hermione Norris ...  Rosie 2 episodes, 2012
Martin Clunes ...  Ben 2 episodes, 2012
Paul McGann ...  David 2 episodes, 2012
Alexander Arnold ...  Jamie 2 episodes, 2012
Nicola Walker ...  DC Sue Upton 2 episodes, 2012
Annabelle Apsion ...  Kay Mullary 2 episodes, 2012
Antonia Clarke ...  Jess 2 episodes, 2012
Jake Davies Jake Davies ...  Rob 2 episodes, 2012
Charles Daish Charles Daish ...  DCI McCleish 2 episodes, 2012
Ellie Bamber ...  Olivia 2 episodes, 2012
Juliet York Juliet York ...  Lorraine Mullary 2 episodes, 2012
Josef Altin ...  Sean Christie 2 episodes, 2012
Hannah Pettifer Hannah Pettifer ...  News Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Philip Wright Philip Wright ...  Murray 2 episodes, 2012
Shereen Martin ...  Pathologist 2 episodes, 2012
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A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

3 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

England, UK

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GBP1,400,000 (estimated)
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ITV Studios See more »
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(2 episodes)

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Color
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Played on Spanish TV as a single chapter complete film. See more »

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Excellent viewing
18 April 2014 | by trapp_pSee all my reviews

I have just finished watching 'A Mother's Son' on the ABC in Australia. It was shown as a single 2 hour story and I think that helped maintain the tension. I am at a loss to work out what program one of my fellow reviewers was watching, perhaps the fact that he remembers 'Billy Cotton's Bandstand' is an indication of his age (we are talking 1950's here), but the plot was certainly not 'East Enders' and 'over the top'. The other review pretty well sums up the movie, it was tightly written and extremely well acted. It is typical of the current crop of UK drama, good casts, good scripts and a big dose of conflicting emotions. In many ways it was similar to another excellent production "Broadbeach", although that was a much longer drama and more complicated plot-wise. Room for a lot of extra red herrings. I agree that the tension was well maintained, I could understand the mixed emotions which Rosie felt, although I was pretty sure by half way through that she was backing the wrong horse; her son was the culprit, or at least an accomplice.


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