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Quite simply one of the best and most original pieces of UK television in years. Once you get used to the characters bursting into lip synched song it's a tale of greed, murder, betrayal and the damage that families and life cause. All of the cast are excellent. David Morissey makes Ripley Holden almost sympathetic when it would have been easier to play him as a cartoon monster, Sarah Parish is awesome as a woman on the edge of an emotional breakdown, and David Tennant is brilliant as the very complex DCI Carlisle. Also deserving mention is Georgia Taylor as Shyanne, Ripleys' uberbitch daughter. Some of her scenes with Sarah Parish are astonishing. I really can't recommend this highly enough, buy it!