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The Casual Vacancy Season 1 - Episode 1 | BBC One 2015

TV Series

Published on Nov 29, 2017

Genre: Drama

Storyline: Episode 1

In the Cotswold village of Pagford grasping shop-keeper Howard Mollison, chairman of the local parish council, is keen to turn the village's popular but dilapidated community hall into a money-making spa, bringing protests from honest solicitor Barry Fairbrother. The council votes on the matter but with no clear majority. When Barry suddenly dies a vacancy occurs on the parish council. Howard urges his weak son Miles to stand, to the disgust of Miles' wife, sex shop owner Samantha, who detests her father-in-law. School-master Colin Wall, husband of Tess, Barry's ally...

- Rory Kinnear as Barry Fairbrother
- Emily Bevan as Mary Fairbrother
- Michael Gambon as Howard Mollison
- Julia McKenzie as Shirley Mollison
- Rufus Jones as Miles Mollison
- Keeley Hawes as Samantha Mollison
- Hetty Baynes as Maureen Lowe
- Abigail Lawrie as Krystal Weedon
- Keeley Forsyth as Terri Weedon
- Simon McBurney as Colin "Cubby" Wall
- Monica Dolan as Tess Wall

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