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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Missing

Are you also watching the new BBC series The Missing? It aires on Tuesday nights, right after Holby at 9 pm English time. The first episode was broadcasted on 28th October, and tomorrow we can already watch episode 4. In total, there will be 8 episodes.

The Missing tells the story of Tony (James Nesbitt) and Emily (Frances O'Connor) Hugues, whose son Oliver was kidnapped in 2006. The couple was on holiday in France and one night there is a celebration for the World Cup Soccer, and Oliver gets lost in the throng. Tony and Emily don't know whom to trust, and no trace of Oliver is found.

Eight years later, Tony and Emily are divorced. Tony takes it upon himself to keep believing Oliver will be found. He travels back to France, where he can persuade the officials to renew the investigation. In an abandoned house, he finds a drawing only Oliver could have made...

This is a series that will keep you glued to the screen. I try to figure out how it will continue - always a nice excercise for the mind. I do the same with every thriller I read and I'm not often wrong in identifying the culprit.

But did you know this series is a co-production with Flemish TV? Thanks to the Belgian Tax Shelter scheme, it is made easy to film in Belgian, more specifically in Flanders. Some of the other main roles are played by Belgian actors. One of the suspects is portrayed by Titus De Voogdt and the female police commander is Emillie Duquenne.

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