River (2015)
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River discovers that Stevie had been in contact with Chrissie's husband, judge Tom allegedly for advice for a friend, but he keeps it from Chrissie, who establishes that Stevie knew Haider ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... John River
Nicola Walker ... Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson
Lesley Manville ... Chrissie Read
Eddie Marsan ... Thomas Cream
Adeel Akhtar ... Ira King
Michael Maloney ... Tom Read
Georgina Rich ... Rosa Fallows
Owen Teale ... Marcus McDonald
Lydia Leonard ... Marianne King
Anamaria Marinca ... Ema
Adjoa Andoh ... Sunday Akentola
Jim Norton ... Michael Bennigan
Sorcha Cusack ... Bridie Stevenson
Steve Nicolson Steve Nicolson ... Jimmy Stevenson
Turlough Convery ... Frankie Stevenson


River discovers that Stevie had been in contact with Chrissie's husband, judge Tom allegedly for advice for a friend, but he keeps it from Chrissie, who establishes that Stevie knew Haider well. River also learns from immigration advice worker Ema that the pair visited her together. and he suspects that Stevie was investigating an immigration scam. After making his peace with Rosa he arrests Fedor, a Moldovan suspected of killing Haider and Ema believes he was bribed to murder him, not only for money but for fake immigration papers from corrupt judges. CCTV evidence links Fedor to somebody River knows socially. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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10 November 2015 (UK) See more »

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Nicola Walker (Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson) and Adeel Akhtar (Ira King) also starred together in Unforgotten (2015), as DCI Cassie Stuart & Hassan Mahmoud respectively. See more »


[first lines]
Haider Jamal: [River remembering Abdi's words] We've come to this country so filled with hope. So grateful for the potential. Yet still they say, why do we leave our door blindly open to these people? But you migrated here, too. You see what people here do not see. You of all people - if only you had seen me clearly as I see you. See the loneliness. The isolation. What it is to be so far from your country and family. What it is like to try and fit here. How hard it is just to be.
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In His Own House
8 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode continues the search for Haider's killer. We have been given hints all along that somehow Tom is in the middle of all this. River gets more involved with his counselor. There is an attraction there, but his tunnel vision keeps him from thinking of anyone but Stevie and her untimely death. River tells the story of an old man who used to wave to him when he was a child. The man dies in a violent manner and his being moves in with the young boy; hence, the explanation for the first contact with these spirits. One question we must continue to ask is whether Stevie is really worth all of this angst and intense investigation. A man beats up Ira. He is a Moldovian immigrant. He is possibly the hit man. Anyway, we are heading for the last roundup for this season.

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