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Bait (ITV-1 2002 with John Hurt and Rachael Stirling)

UK / ITV-1 / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast 27 December 2002 2 9:00pm

Writer: Daniel Boyle / Director: Nicholas Renton / Producers: Eileen Quinn, Dave Edwards

Thriller. Jack Blake assists Pam Raeburn and her daughter Stephanie when he finds them stranded in their broken down car in an isolated spot on a rainy night. He takes then to his house until the breakdown repair service arrives. He realises Stephanie bears an uncanny resemblance to his own daughter who was murdered and he befriends the pair and lets them stay in his guest house in the hope that he can use the resemblance to draw out his daughter’s killer.

cast
JOHN HURT as Jack Blake
SHEILA HANCOCK as Pam Raeburn
RACHAEL STIRLING as Stephanie Raeburn
ANGELINE BALL as Millicant White
JONATHAN FIRTH as Vincent White
NICHOLAS FARRELL as Alfred White
MATTHEW SCURFIELD as DCI Fynch

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