The Moorside Poster


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7 Feb. 2017
Episode #1.1
In February 2008 on the Moorside estate in West Yorkshire Karen Matthews reports the disappearance of her 9 year old daughter Shannon. Karen's friends, largely single mothers like herself, led by outspoken Julie Bushby, rally round, organizing search parties, along with Christine Freeman and other police officers. Whilst Christine prepares Karen for the worst Julie is upbeat, launching a poster campaign and spear-heading a march as twenty thousand pounds are offered as a reward for Shannon's return. As Karen and boyfriend Craig are offered money for a tabloid ...
14 Feb. 2017
Episode #1.2
There is jubilation on the estate when Shannon is found with Mick Donovan, uncle to Karen's boyfriend, who initially claims to have taken the little girl to Blackpool but later confesses to the police that Karen forced him to hide Shannon so that they could share the reward money. Karen however denies everything and Julie, unlike Natalie, believes her - until she decides to get the truth from Karen herself. In court both abductees are sentenced, though Julie attempts to mitigate on Karen's behalf and, after the trial, Natalie and Julie, who have fallen out over the ...


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