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Week 13 2024 : Sat 23 Mar - Fri 29 Mar

Wed 13 Mar 2024


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Series overview

Welcome to Chadder Vale, a close-knit town where nothing seems to perforate the mundane. D.I. Riya Ajunwa is bored of solving petty crimes by day and looking after her batty mother-in-law by night. So, when Katie Wells goes missing one night in the forest, Riya thinks this could be the case that changes everything. The only problem is, Katie Wells shows up at home, safe and sound, 24 hours after she disappeared.

But Riya’s not convinced. Something doesn’t add up. Where did Katie go, and why won’t she tell Riya what happened in the forest? What about the reports of other young people who are disappearing - all seemingly with a connection to the fracking site and the old tree on the town’s outskirts? And then there’s the dead stag on the forest road, which has been obliterated into a thousand pieces by someone. Or something.

Does it all have something to do with Katie’s dad Eddie Wells, who has just been released from prison? One drunken night 5 years ago he committed a monstrous crime, and Riya was the one who locked him up. Or does her nouveau-riche mate Derek - who runs the local bread factory - have something to do with it? He and his anxious brother are certainly hiding something.

Episode 1

Tired of being lumped with petty crimes, D.I. Riya Ajunwa begins to draw connections between an apparently solved missing person’s case, a mysteriously obliterated stag and the eco protestors at the fracking site. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing at the bread factory. While Katie has a frightening encounter in the forest, a monster from the past rears its head: her father, whom Riya arrested for committing a violent crime five years ago, is released from prison early.


Cast (Actor, role)

JACK JAMES RYAN             John Trowbridge
DEBBIE RUSH                 Terry Jackson
SOPHIE ELLICOTT            Bev Broadbent
JO HARTLEY                 Linda Markel
DAVID THRELFALL             Jim Bracknell
LUKE AYRES                 Kid On Wall
WUNMI MOSAKU                 Riya Ajunwa
ALEXANDRA HANNANT             Debbie Nickson
ANNA TYMOSHENKO             Inaya Shah
SHELLEY WILLIAMS             Dina Dawson
NEIL SANDLAND                 Mike Barton
BARRY SLOANE                 Eddie Wells
ARIAN NIK                 Nish Chowdry
SEAN GILDER                 Tony Corrigan
GEMMA WARDLE                 Vicky Trowbridge
HUBERT HANOWICZ             Jakub Makowski
ELLA BRUCCOLERI             Ali Day
NATALIE GAVIN                 Joanne Wells
DANIEL RYAN                 Derek Jackson
SHERVIN ALENABI             Mehmet Shah
CLARE BURT                 Sue Goodheart
ROWAN ROBINSON             Katie Wells
NICO MIRALLEGRO             Kane Jackson
MATILDA FREEMAN             Lilly Wells


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