Missing (UK TV series)

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Genre Drama
Starring Pauline Quirke
Mark Wingett
Felix Scott
Pooja Shah
Composer(s) David Lowe
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 15
Executive producer(s) Susie Field
Joey Attawia
James Burstall
Producer(s) Julie Press
Editor(s) Dominic Strevens
Location(s) Kent, England
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Leopard Films
Original channel BBC One
BBC HD (2010)
Original run 16 March 2009 (2009-03-16) – 26 March 2010
Related shows Missing Live
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Missing was a British daytime television drama series starring Pauline Quirke and Mark Wingett. The series is set in a busy, under-resourced missing persons unit, and follows the team led by DS Mary Jane "MJ" Croft (Quirke). The first series of five episodes aired on BBC One in 2009, with a second series of ten episodes airing in 2010. It was filmed in and around Dover, Kent and Tonbridge, Kent.

Also starring Felix Scott and Pooja Shah, guest stars during the second series included Roy Hudd, Paul Nicholas, Brooke Kinsella, Gary Lucy and Sylvia Syms.[1]


The first series was commissioned in July 2008 to be broadcast during afternoons, and alongside a new series of Missing Live,[2] which follows the work of the police and a missing persons charity searching for people who go missing.

A second series was commissioned in October 2009. BBC daytime controller Liam Keelan commented: "We have seen how successful combining drama and factual programming has been in BBC Daytime - extending the run of Missing will create an even greater sense of event."[3]

Main cast[edit]

  • Pauline Quirke as DS Mary Jane 'MJ' Croft – Head of Dover's Missing Persons Unit
  • Mark Wingett as Danny Hayworth – Former crime journalist, now a radio DJ for Dover Radio; friend of DS Croft
  • Felix Scott as DC Jason Doyle – MPU Detective; former member of Vice Squad and currently pursuing his Sergeant's exams
  • Pooja Shah as Amy Garnett – MPU Civilian Technical Assistant

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Adjoa Andoh as DCI Lauren Ford - Head of CID
  • Helen Baker as Ellen Croft - DS Croft's sister, who was thought to be dead
  • Cascade Brown as Ali Hughes
  • Roy Hudd as Jack Croft - MJ and Ellen's father
  • Jamie Belman as DC Josh Kemplin - Joins MPU in series 2, episode 8; former member of the Flying Squad


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