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The Casual Vacancy 

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The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother dies.
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Series cast summary:
Silas Carson ...  Vikram Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Joe Hurst ...  Andrew 'Arf' Price 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Gambon ...  Howard Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Rory Kinnear ...  Barry Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
Abigail Lawrie ...  Krystal Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Emily Bevan ...  Mary Fairbrother 3 episodes, 2015
Rufus Jones ...  Miles Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Richard Glover ...  Simon Price 3 episodes, 2015
Monica Dolan ...  Tess Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Julia McKenzie ...  Shirley Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Parminder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Bryce Sanders Bryce Sanders ...  Robbie Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Ria Choony Ria Choony ...  Sukhvinder Jawanda 3 episodes, 2015
Keeley Hawes ...  Samantha Mollison 3 episodes, 2015
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis Sonny Ashbourne Serkis ...  Paul Price 3 episodes, 2015
Brian Vernel ...  Stuart 'Fats' Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Simon McBurney ...  Colin Wall 3 episodes, 2015
Keeley Forsyth Keeley Forsyth ...  Terri Weedon 3 episodes, 2015
Hetty Baynes Hetty Baynes ...  Mo Johnson 3 episodes, 2015
Michele Austin ...  Kaye Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
Menna Trussler ...  Betty 3 episodes, 2015
Marie Critchley ...  Ruth Price 3 episodes, 2015
Simona Brown ...  Gaia Bawden 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Roscoe ...  Monica the Librarian / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Sope Dirisu ...  Young Doctor 3 episodes, 2015
Hayley Downing Hayley Downing ...  Lexi Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Lauren Downing Lauren Downing ...  Libby Mollison 2 episodes, 2015
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ...  Bill 2 episodes, 2015
Emilia Fox ...  Julia Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Wadham ...  Aubrey Sweetlove 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Redford Sam Redford ...  Obbo 2 episodes, 2015
Pascal Laurent Pascal Laurent ...  Death 2 episodes, 2015
Alex Lowe Alex Lowe ...  Copper 2 episodes, 2015
Derek Hutchinson ...  Vicar 2 episodes, 2015
Jacob Krichefski ...  Mr. Meacher 2 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Rider ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 2015
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When Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother unexpectedly dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. An English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, Pagford is not what it first seems. What lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war - rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest battle the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Written by dvd

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Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.

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29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Michael Gambon has also appeared in another J.K. Rowling work as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.35 (2015) See more »

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24 July 2015 | by fatfil-414-451797See all my reviews

I really struggled with this series. Although not a huge fan of Rowlings boy wizard books, I mostly enjoyed her writing style.

I haven't read the book this originated from, but found the series unenjoyable and full of the most obnoxious group of characters. The only half decent character doesn't survive past the first 30 minutes.

There is very little that is recognisable as a storyline or plot, and seems to amble along on the strength of people being unpleasant to each other and pursuing their own ends.

I Found it jaded, dated and reminiscent of an old midsummer murders plot.


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