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Missing, The - Scripted Format

60 min episodes - 16 scripts available

Love, loss and truth

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 is snatched from his family 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. 

Broadcaster(s)

BBC1 (UK)

Ratings

UK launch won its timeslot with a 27% share

Awards

Golden Nymph Awards 2015 - Best Mini Series and Outstanding Actress in a mini Series

Golden Globes 2015 - Best TV Movie or Mini Series (Nomination)
and Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini Series (Frances O'Connor - Nomination)

Televisual Bulldog Awards 2015 - Drama One Off or Serial

C21 Format Awards 2015 - Best Scripted Series (Nomination)

Bafta TV Awards 2015 - Best Leading Actor (James Nesbitt - Nomination)
Best Supporting Actor (Ken Stott - Nomination)
Best Drama Series (Nomination)
& the Radio Times Audience Award (Nomination)

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Credit Line

New 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 Czar TV and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance with the support of een (VRT) and Screen Flanders

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