Whodunit? The key suspects in The Missing

I’ve had my issues with The Missing (I’ll detail them more when I review the final episode) but there’s no denying that writers Harry and Jack Williams have done a good job of revealing just enough in each episode to keep us interested, and keeping enough concealed to make tonight’s finale (Tuesday 16th December) a…

Review: The Missing (S1 E7/8), Tuesday 9th December, BBC1

Three years after the disappearance of Oliver Hughes something else horrid happened in the region of Chalons Du Bois. In the blink of an eye another little boy was snatched from under the noses of their parents in a school car park. Only two miles from where Oliver was taken. Suddenly we were plunged into…

Review: The Missing (S1 E6/8), Tuesday 2 December, BBC1

Last week we were plunged into a new world of moral ambiguity when Tony Hughes – desperate to find any clues about his missing son – smashed the head in of paedophile Ian Garrett. This added another murky layer of wattle and daub to an already convoluted, albeit thrilling, hut of a plot. How would…

Review: The Missing (S1 E5/8), Tuesday 25th November, BBC1

After the initial teeth-gnashing emotion of the first episode – where Tony and Emily Hughes were coming to terms with the disappearance of their young son Oliver – I’ve felt this drama has taken a while to get going. Yes, it has been super-tense in places, but the dual timeline approach has seemed to stunt this drama’s…

Review: The Missing (S1 E4/8), Tuesday 18th November, BBC1

As good and as wrought and as thrilling as The Missing has been in places, I’ve been finding it hard to make an emotional connection with it. Which is a strange thing to say when you consider the emotional storyline it starts with. I’ll be writing a separate post on this in the near future…

Review: The Missing (S1 E3/8), Tuesday 11th November, BBC1

Apologies for the delay, but things have been busy here at The Day Job. Last night’s third episode of The Missing – now attracting almost six million viewers per episode – is really starting to ramp up the action. We have a son abducted, a relationship falling apart, suspects galore being pegged and two timelines’…

Review: The Missing (S1 E2/8), Tuesday 4th November, BBC1

The first episode of The Missing absolutely caught people’s imaginations (it scored over five million viewers). And no wonder – a subject as emotive and stirring as a child going missing is every parent’s worst nightmare (as well as non parents). Throw in the thrill of a (potential) murder hunt and suddenly you have an…