Synopsis: Winter two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale, a self-contained, insular community that distrusts the outside world. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, and which threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological suspense thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multilayered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know.

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In schoolgirl Alison Carter disappears from the village of Scardale and young policeman George Carter investigates. Although there is no body it is treated with the seriousness of a murder case, George brings Hawkin in for interview and later arrests him after finding his blood-stained shirt and pornographic photographs of Alison.

Still protesting his innocence Hawkin stands trial for murder Despite his barrister's assertion that George Bennett faked the photographs Hawkin is found guilty of the rape and murder of Alison and is hanged - to the joy of the village.

In the present Keith No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. See the full list. Title: Place of Execution A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a young woman that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened.

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable. An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer.

The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption. A defense barrister is faced with the proposition: what can you do when you have defended the indefensible? A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation. The murder of a young actress starts an investigation that uncovers on-screen tensions, a complex private life, controversial memoirs, and suspected abuse.

The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Sydney homicide detective Eve Winter Rebecca Gibney solves tough, high profile cases with cool intelligence, fighting bureaucracts, criminals and plenty of advances - unwanted and wanted - to catch her prey. In , Alison Carter left her home in the small English village of Scardale and vanished.

The mystery devastated the community and captivated police officer George Bennett. In modern day London, journalist Catherine Heathcote is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about the case. However, the previously helpful Bennett, now in his seventies, suddenly pulls out of the film. What makes him hesitant to discuss the case that made him a hero?

The past and present interweave as both Bennett and Heathcote attempt to unravel the mysteries. Written by L. Alternating timelines - the 'go to' plot device that the people who make TV love - and people who watch TV hate!

But in this case, it works well and actually makes sense. Also - it's not too confusing for the viewer! Some well-known faces from every other TV drama are wheeled out in this above average drama. Some will find their faces reassuring - others like me will find them annoying But that aside, this is still a pretty captivating addition to the library of British commercial television drama The story is about a documentary maker Stevenson who delves back half a century into the mystery of a missing child for which her step-father was hung for murder.

Greg Wise who plays the stepfather is the stand out here. He's another seemingly never out of work actor who shows up several times a year on TV in something or other. But this role is a true masterclass. His expressions of initially evil and eventually fear are worth a thousand words. There are themes of family skeletons and police evidence tampering played out against a backdrop of domestic friction.

The investigator is having a tough time ignoring her daughter as she seems to be a wannabe goth! But she plows on with her important work anyway. Meanwhile, in another life, a young detective on his first missing persons case, struggles with his colleagues as he is determined to hang a man for murder despite having no body. The court scenes are very intimidating and the hanging is also very dramatic. So - if you can stomach seeing the same old faces on your TV and you're willing to put up with a rather convoluted final act then it's worth your time.

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Episodes Seasons. Photos Add Image. Edit Cast Series cast summary: Lee Ingleby Ruth Hawkin 3 episodes, Philip Jackson Old George Bennett 3 episodes, Juliet Stevenson Catherine Heathcote 3 episodes, Elizabeth Day Sasha Heathcote 3 episodes, Tony Maudsley Philip Hawkin 3 episodes, Poppy Goodburn Alison Carter 3 episodes, Mikey North Charlie Lomas 3 episodes, Danny Tennant PC Swindells 3 episodes, Sheila Reid Ma Lomas 3 episodes, Danny Sapani Keith Slocombe 3 episodes, Joy Blakeman Kathy Lomas 3 episodes, Zoe Telford Nicola Curry 3 episodes, Liz Moscrop Laura 3 episodes, Philip Whitchurch Margaret Bennett 2 episodes, Dave Hill Old Tommy Clough 2 episodes, Peter Cartwright Judge Sampson 2 episodes, Chris Brailsford Dan Crowther 2 episodes, Leena Dhingra Panaseer 2 episodes, Miranda Williams Young Catherine 2 episodes, Paul Wyett Don Smart 2 episodes, Dirk Smith


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It is one of my TBRs. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well. A child herself when Alison vanished, decades on she still recalls the sense of fear as parents kept their children close, terrified of strangers. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison, the tantalising leads and harrowing dead ends.


A Place of Execution

In the Peak District village of Scardale, thirteen-year-old girls didn't just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well. A child herself when Alison vanished, decades on she still recalls the sense of fear as parents kept their children close, terrified of strangers.


Place of Execution

Thus a few pages on, when we meet Philip Hawkin, the stepfather and despised squire of the remote English village of Scardale, we know he's guilty. The only question is, can young Detective Inspector George Bennett prove it? Heathcote's gripping account of Bennett's investigation, written 25 years after the Carter slaying and based on interviews with the now-retired inspector, is a story-within-a-story. Although Bennett and his investigative partner, Sergeant Tommy Clough, succeeded in building the case and Hawkin was convicted on a murder charge and executed, Alison's body was never found.

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