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Drama. A woman's decomposed body is discovered in a loft. Detective Len Harper questions her neighbours, trying to uncover who she was and why nobody had noticed she was gone.

When Michael and his heavily pregnant partner Vidya move into a flat in Coulthard Street, they are shocked to discover the decomposed body of a woman in the loft.

With a week left until retirement, Detective Len Harper begins to question her neighbours. He discovers that even though she had not been seen for over two years, nobody had raised an alarm or even noticed that she was gone.

Len must work hard to uncover the secrets of the residents and give the deceased the attention in death she so sorely missed in life.

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59 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Aug 2013 01:50

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Marcel Lune

    Eight Legged Elephant

  • Beth Orton

    Last Leaves Of Autumn

  • The Stone Roses

    I Am the Resurrection

  • The Beta Band

    Dry The Rain

  • Smokesta


  • Gemma Ray

    Flood And A Fire

  • Wild Beasts

    Loop the Loop

  • Detroit Social Club



Role Contributor
Len Harper David Threlfall
Adam Moss Alexander Arnold
Joe Sellers David Bamber
Patricia Claudie Blakley
Richard Webb Michael Colgan
Liz Fletcher Denise Gough
Melissa Young Jessica Gunning
Peggy Scott Victoria Hamilton
Kieron Moss Steven Mackintosh
Alice Yapp Lisa Millett
Vidya Khan Amber Rose Revah
Michael Jenson Russell Tovey
Elaine Markham Indira Varma
Peri Martha Mackintosh
DCI Burrows Terence Beesley
Helen Sarah Malin
Jerry Harper Daniel Godward
Bill Halcombe Paul Chahidi
Alex Harper Ziggy Heath
Writer Tony Basgallop
Producer Grainne Marmion
Director Coky Giedroyc


  • Sun 25 Aug 2013 21:00
  • Fri 30 Aug 2013 01:20
  • Fri 30 Aug 2013 01:50

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