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Marchlands 1.01 – Three families interconnected

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Marchlands - Jamie Thomas King, Tessa Peake-Jones, Jodie Whittak
Marchlands - 1968: Paul Bowen (Jamie Thomas King), Evelyn Bowen (Tessa Peake-Jones), Ruth Bowen (Jodie Whittaker) and Robert Bowen (Denis Lawson). 1987: Amy Maynard (Sydney Wade), Eddie Maynard (Dean Andrews), Alice (Miilie Archer), Helen Maynard (Alex Kingston) and Scott Maynard (Ethan Griffin). 2010: Ruth Bowen (Anne Reid), Mark Ashburn (Elliot Cowan) and Nisha Parekh (Shelley Conn) © ITV plc 2011

Marchlands, starring Alex Kingston and Dean Andrews, follows three families at different times in the history of a house that are linked by the ghost of a little girl.

Marchlands Episode 1 of 5
First transmission on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 (UK)

Marchlands – The official details…

Marchlands follows three separate families who live in the same house called Marchlands at three different time periods – 1968, 1987 and 2010.

The three strands interconnect – the families are linked by the ghost of a little girl, Alice, who drowned in a tragic accident in 1967, in local lake Blackwater Tarn.

The episodes are multi-stranded and a number of characters appear in more than one time frame.

Episode One

The episode opens with a girl with long blonde hair and a distinctive yellow dress running through woods. She anxiously looks behind her.

We move to 1968. It’s early morning and Ruth is lying in bed, staring at a photograph of her daughter, Alice (the little girl we’ve just seen.)

We’re in the same bedroom, but now its 2010 – the walls are stripped and there are boxes and mess everywhere. An alarm goes – a dishevelled Nisha, who is five months pregnant, is anxious to get to her scan. But her partner Mark has other ideas…

We move to the same bedroom in 1987 and Eddie has similar romantic intentions. But he and his wife Helen are disturbed by their children – fifteen year old Scott and eight year old Amy. Helen gets up to open the blinds and we pull away to reveal the house – Marchlands – a remote house near a small village in the North of England….

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