Torn, ITV1

by | Sep 19, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

After getting over the shock that this drama about a four-year-old girl going missing at the seaside was being aired in light of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, we were reasonably impressed. It’s no award winner, but it is better than most ITV mini-series.

What was good about it?

• The production team has to be congratulated for presenting questions to stretch out

the suspense.

• Holly Aird produced a finely nuanced performance as Sarah whose life had been stuck in emotional limbo following the mysterious disappearance of her daughter Alice. Powerful and low-key.

• There were good supporting performances by Poppy Miller, especially compelling as a compassionate detective, Adam Kotz and Nicola Walker.

What was bad about it?

• The trailer for next week’s second episode was astonishingly revealing, thus potentially marring our interest.

• Bradley Walsh has never been a great actor – and his part in this seemed to owe more to his golden handcuffs deal with ITV than any discernible talent.

Luke Knowles

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