Missing it already


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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.

pp

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Having decided on a change of life by moving home from the UK to Italy, this is the story and thoughts of a man on a personal journey from the Blackpool Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in search of la dolce vita. After several olive harvests he's now back in London but en route he shares his very personal perspectives on life.

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