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Missing, The - Series 1

8 x 1 hour

A small boy was taken from his family.

A marriage fell apart.

A police officer lost hope.

A father searches on…

When five year-old Oliver goes missing while on holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years and years to come. The Missing takes you inside the mind of a father, desperate to find his lost son. Told through a delicate and complex narrative that reflects the fractured and frantic battle for a lost child, a lost marriage and a lost life, The Missing is a chilling, resonant and heartbreaking drama of a life consumed by hope and the conviction of love, loss and truth.

A poignant narrative puzzle with twists and turns at every stage, The Missing follows Tony, a man who will do whatever it takes to find his missing child. Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily and threatens to destroy his life. Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child, also cannot shake the small belief that he may still be alive. This gripping relationship thriller is told over two time frames, simultaneously, in two countries. Exploring the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go, this thrilling drama shows the impact of a child’s abduction. 


Broadcast Awards 2016 - Best Drama (nomination)
Monte Carlo Golden Nymph Awards 2015 - Best Mini-series (winner)
Monte Carlo Golden Nymph Awards 2015 - Best Actress for Frances O'Connor (winner)
Golden Globes 2015 - Best TV Movie or Mini Series (nomination)
Golden Globes 2015 - Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini Series - Frances O'Connor (nomination)
BAFTA TV Awards 2015 - Best Drama (nomination)
BAFTA TV Awards 2015 - Best Leading Actor - James Nesbitt (nomination)
BAFTA TV Awards 2015 - Best Supporting Actor - Ken Stott (nomination)
BAFTA TV Awards 2015 - Radio Times Audience Award (nomination)
Televisual Bulldog Awards 2015 - Best Drama One-off or Serial (Winner)


"A wonderfully complex and mature emotional thriller" -

"Thrilling new drama" - ATV Today

"Powerful and poignant" - BBC Media Centre 

Credit Line

New Pictures and Company Pictures (an All3Media company) for BBC One, UK and Starz, USA in association with Two Brothers Pictures in association with Playground Entertainment Co-produced with BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund and Czar TV with the support of the VRT, RTBF and Screen Flanders


James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor and Tchéky Karyo


Harry Williams, Jack Williams


Executive Producers: Charlie Pattinson, Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke (new Pictures); John Yorke (company Pictures); Jack Williams, Harry Williams (two Brothers Pictures); Polly Hill (bbc); Colin Callender (playground Entertainment); Eurydice Gysel (czar Tv); Jar Vrints. Producer: Chris Clough


Tom Shankland

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