Cherished

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2005
  • Running time: 95 min
Cherished is a single British true crime drama, written by acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes, that first broadcast on BBC One on 22 February 2005. Starring Sarah Lancashire as protagonist Angela Cannings, the drama is based on Cannings' wrongful... read more

Cherished is a single British true crime drama, written by acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes, that first broadcast on BBC One on 22 February 2005. Starring Sarah Lancashire as protagonist Angela Cannings, the drama is based on Cannings' wrongful conviction for the deaths of two of her infant children, Jason and Matthew. Directed by Robin Sheppard, the drama also stars Timothy Spall as Angela's husband Terry, Emma Cunniffe as Angela's sister Claire; and Ian McNeice as her defence barrister; Bill Bache. The drama was a joint production between the BBC's drama and current affairs wings. 5.18 million viewers tuned in for the initial broadcast. Similarly to other true-life BBC productions of the time; Cherished has never been released on DVD.

Original Release

02/22/2005

Cast

Sarah Lancashire Angela Cannings
Amber Wollen Jade Cannings (age 3-5)
Timothy Spall Terry Cannings
Geoffrey Greenhill Bakery Worker
Jenny Mitchell Nurse
John Vine Dr. Redding
Jake Nightingale DS Rob Findlay
Alison Lomas WDC Jill Dawson
Emma Cunniffe Claire Connolly
James Barriscale Tom Sedley
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robin Sheppard

Writers

Gwyneth Hughes

Cast

Sarah Lancashire Angela Cannings
Amber Wollen Jade Cannings (age 3-5)
Timothy Spall Terry Cannings
Geoffrey Greenhill Bakery Worker
Jenny Mitchell Nurse
John Vine Dr. Redding
Jake Nightingale DS Rob Findlay
Alison Lomas WDC Jill Dawson
Emma Cunniffe Claire Connolly
James Barriscale Tom Sedley
Suzan Sylvester Tessa Parry
William Chubb Professor Berry / Professor Barry
Julian Rivett DS Matt Johnson
Brian Hickey Detective Superintendent
Steve Chaplin Stephen Cannings
Ian McNeice Bill Bache
Marion Bailey Marion Harding
Ronald Pickup Professor Sir Roy Meadow
Maggie Ollerenshaw Mary Barry
Walter McMonagle Mr. Connolly

Producers

Susan Hogg Executive Producer
Simon Lewis Executive Producer
Jim Booth Producer
Polly Hill Producer
Alison Law Producer

Editors

Liz Webber

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