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Casual Vacancy, The (BBC-1 2015, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear)

Casual Vacancy

Drama serial The Casual Vacancy was based on the first non Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling. It was set in the outwardly idyllic village of Pagford where undercurrents and secrets suggest that things are going on behind the village facade.

Initially Rowling had resisted calls to adapt The Casual Vacancy into a film or TV production but the BBC do this type of thing so well she couldn’t resist.

production details
UK / BBC-1 – HBO / 3×60 minute episodes /Broadcast from Sunday 15 February 2015 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Sarah Phelps / Novel and Executive Producer: J.K. Rowling / Director: Jonny Campbell

cast
Michael Gambon as Howard Mollison
Julia McKenzie as Shirley Mollison
Keeley Hawes as Samantha Mollison
Rufus Jones as Miles Mollison
Rory Kinnear as Barry Fairbrother
Emily Bevan as Mary Fairbrother
Simon McBurney as Colin Wall
Monica Dolan as Tess Wall
Lolita Chakrabarti as Parminder Jawanda
Silas Carson as Vikram Jawanda
Richard Glover as Simon Price
Marie Critchley as Ruth Price
Abigail Lawrie as Krystal Weedon
Keeley Forsyth as Terri Weedon
Michele Austin as Kaye Bawden
Sam Redford as Obbo
Hettie Baynes Russell as Mo
Emilia Fox as Julia Sweetlove
Julian Wadham as Aubrey Sweetlove
Joe Hurst as Andrew ‘Arf’ Price
Ria Choony as Sukhvinder Jawanda
Brian Vernel as Stuart ‘Fats’ Wall
Simona Brown as Gaia Bawden