Review: The Missing (S2 E8/8), Wednesday 30th November, BBC1

And so it came to this. The final instalment of a crazy, dual timeline-hopping story that has taken in Germany, Iraq and Switzerland as its three main locations. A story of family breakdowns, shocks, twists and a power drill. Yes, this second series of The Missing has had a bit of everything and is the…

Review: The Missing (S2 E7/8), Wednesday 23rd November, BBC1

So last week I posted a review where I stated everything seemed to point to the women who said she was Alice Webster being Alice Webster. Some readers pointed out that I got this wrong. But surely this is all part of the game – the Williams brothers pulling us this way and that, injecting subterfuge…

Review: The Missing (S2 E6/8), Wednesday 16th November, BBC1

Can we talk about the drill? I think we can. When army liaison officer Adam Gettrick was revealed to have been ‘Alice Webster”s captor and father to her child (or at least that’s what was inferred) and mercilessly and brutally killed German Polizei Jorn Lenhart with a cordless drill (I still can’t drive past a B&Q after…

Review: The Missing (S2 E5/8), Wednesday 9th November, BBC1

I’ve been enjoying this series of The Missing. I have, honestly. I know I’ve been gobbing on about lack of emotional connection with the characters (because of the dual timeline approach), but I have been enjoying it: it has been innovatively told, very well acted and full of edge-of-your-seat twists and turns. This episode – episode…

Review: The Missing (S2 E1/8), Wednesday 12th October, BBC1

The first series of The Missing was the series that put the Williams brothers – Harry and Jack – on the map. It was a harrowing story of two British parents stranded in France searching desperately for their little boy, Oliver, with the help of local policeman Julien Baptiste. The search drove the couple apart…

Interview: David Morrissey, The Missing

Next week sees the return of the Williams brothers’ The Missing, a new story that follows 2014’s harrowing six-parter starring James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor and Tchéky Karyo. Karyo returns for this second series, but the new parents plunged into heartbreak this time around are Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey. We managed to get hold of…

BBC confirms transmission date for season two of The Missing

Back in 2014, the Williams brothers’ The Missing enthralled viewers with its choppy narrative and emotional story of parents searching for their missing son, who had disappeared while on holiday in France. It was soon announced that a second series had been commissioned and that an all-new story would be at its heart. Now we…

BBC releases first trailer for season two of The Missing

No sooner has one Williams brothers series finished, another one is just starting to crank up. We’re a month or so away from the second series of The Missing – this time starring the excellent Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey – but a new teaser has hit the streets, featuring the gravel-voiced Tchéky Karyo’s Julien Baptiste…

BBC announces cast and plot lines for season two of The Missing

The Williams brothers’ hit kidnap drama, The Missing, was a huge hit for BBC1 when it first appeared in 2014, and since then we’ve known that this will be anthology series, with each subsequent story featuring new characters and a new, horrifying tale. Today the BBC announced not only a top-name cast but also plot lines…

Review: The Missing (S1 E8/8), Tuesday 16th December, BBC1

Like Broadchurch before it, The Missing has become the most talked about crime drama of the year. It has been a classic whodunit wrapped up in the emotive blanket of a child abduction case. So who did it? Why did they do it? And, crucially, what really happened to little Oliver Hughes?