Chasing Shadows 2014

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All four episodes of the ITV miniseries starring Alex Kingston, Noel Clarke and Reece Shearsmith. When Ruth Hattersley (Kingston) of the Missing Persons Bureau gets assigned to partner autistic DS Sean Stone (Shearsmith) they begin working straight away on the case of a missing teenage girl. As they pool their knowledge and resources to catch a suspected serial killer who preys on vulnerable young people, Hattersley, Stone and DI Prior (Clarke) encounter dark truths that they never could have imagined.

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Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 0 minutes
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio SPIRIT ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 29 September 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul G Zendrowski on 13 Dec 2014
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This short series with 2 stories told over 4 episodes is amazing. Reece Shearsmith portrays a character that is difficult to relate to but is so easy to understand in his personal isolation. And he does it so well. Alex Kingston is the perfect foil for Shearsmith's utterly focused persona. It makes you want to follow those people and see how much they can do.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Edwards TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Nov 2014
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I recorded Chasing Shadows without knowing anything about it other than
it was a 4 part police/crime drama. Now that I have watched it, I am
really disappointed that they only made 4 episodes. In fact, it is
actually two, 2 part stories although there are, as always, some sub
plots running underneath throughout the whole thing.

It all centres around a Detective who specialises in multiple murder
cases. To say he is socially inept, is an understatement. It is never
stated but he comes across as what I would imagine is borderline
autistic. Nothing like as bad as Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man but getting
that way. However, this condition gives him the free reign he needs to
be completely focused on solving the crimes and seeing patterns that
others miss.

The series starts with him being moved from more conventional policing
to a missing person's department where he meets Ruth his (very) long
suffering partner. Before long, they are on their first case and she
discovers just how eccentric he is but he gets results.

For the first episode, it kept reminding me of 'House' but I know a lot
of reviews have used 'Sherlock' as a comparison. It isn't really either
but it has a bit of both. There is definitely a slightly humorous
undercurrent although the crimes are still treated with the seriousness
they deserve.

What it definitely is, is something a bit different to the usual crime
drama. Personally, I found it much more enjoyable that Broadchruch.

I really hope they make another series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Chapman on 10 Dec 2014
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Really enjoyed this. It is basically two stories (2 episodes each). Subtitles very helpful. Good acting from Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, and Noel Clarke. I remember Noel Clarke in Auf Weidersen Pet as Wayne's son, and Alex Kingston was "River" in Dr Who, and Reece Shearsmith was Malcolm in "The Widower".
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Cairns on 28 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
I really loved this show, I just wish it had been on for abit longer!. Of all the characters DS Sean Stone is by far the best and most intriguing. He has completely no people skills and cant even look at people in the eye when he talks to them, but thats one of the many things I love about him. His social awkwardness is a breath of fresh air for me, how many other shows can you think of that have their leading role like that?. I also love Ruth Hattersleys mother and son, I also wish that was somthing that could have been explored much further than it was. I really hope there will be another series, especially after that cliffhanger!.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dizzheart on 12 Oct 2014
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Loved it, got really caught up in the story, and was sorry there were only 4 episodes. I hope more are done. Reece Shearsmith was brilliant and sad, Alex Kingston looked like a real middle aged working mom possibly making life errors even dumber than the ladies of Scott & Bailey. Well worth my time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MAD on 29 Nov 2014
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Really loved this. It was recommended by a friend and we go totally hooked by it. Will be looking out for next series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Digi Dutchess on 11 Dec 2014
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Great series, will make a nice present. Quick delivery and well packaged.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara McPherson on 10 Dec 2014
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Brilliant but how frustrating only four episodes. Pray for more!
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