Well a short posting just to say how much we’ve enjoyed, maybe that’s not the right word as it’s been so bleak, so perhaps I should say… been gripped by the series The Missing which concluded last night. For those who haven’t yet seen it, it’s about a family whose young child disappears whilst on a family holiday in France. The programme follows the parents’ attempts, assisted by the local authorities, to find out what happened to him over the years as their marriage deteriorates and they encounter a host of unsavoury characters.
It’s a story loosely based on the Madeline McCann case and you wonder whether her parents watched the programme or not – it was harrowing enough for the rest of us unconnected with such a grim crime. I ought not to say too much about the conclusion last night except that I didn’t see it coming and I felt desperate for the character of the father Tony Hughes, in surely actor James Nesbitt’s finest acing performance. Bravo sir. It’s been the best thing on tv these last few weeks without a shadow of doubt.