IMDb rating: 7.6/10
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Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) and his team are called on to investigate the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan, who goes missing after a Friday night out in Swindon.
They search desperately for any leads, while Sian’s partner and her mother (Siobhan Finneran) wait anxiously to hear what happened to her. Eventually, the search turns up a suspect – Christopher Halliwell, a cab driver. Sacrificing his career and reputation, DS Fulcher goes to dangerous, unusual and potentially criminal lengths to get a confession out of him for Sian’s disappearance.
Meanwhile, another woman, Becky Godden, has gone missing, too, but she has a history of disappearing. Her mother (Imelda Staunton) hopes she’ll be back for her birthday…
The Guardian writes, “Staunton is part of a stellar cast comprising actors who specialise in bringing ordinary characters to extraordinary life. Martin Freeman plays Fulcher with quiet authority, digging deeper into himself with every twist of the case. Siobhan Finneran as Sian’s mother, Elaine, shows us the uncommon courage of people in uncommon circumstances, as a woman who deals solely in reality without ever flinching from it.”