Requiem (TV series)

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Requiem
Requiem titlecard.JPG
GenreSupernatural
Thriller
Screenplay byKris Mrksa
Blake Ayshford
Directed byMahalia Belo
Starring
Music byDominik Scherrer
Natasha Khan
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Willow Grylls
Elaine Pyke
Charlie Pattinson
Polly Hill
Producer(s)Susan Breen
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)New Pictures
BBC
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkBBC One
Netflix
Picture format16:9 (1080p)
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 February (2018-02-02) – 16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)
External links
Requiem

Requiem is a six-part British television drama serial, written and created by Kris Mrksa and directed by Mahalia Belo. It is a co-production between New Pictures for the BBC and Netflix.[1] It first broadcast on BBC One on 2 February 2018, with all six episodes being released via BBC iPlayer on the same day.

The series encompasses elements of both the supernatural and thriller genres. It stars Lydia Wilson as Matilda Grey, an accomplished cellist whose life is turned upside down following her mother's suicide, which raises a number of questions about her identity and events in her past. Joel Fry stars as her best friend and fellow musician Harlan "Hal" Fine. James Frecheville, Sian Reese-Williams, Brendan Coyle, Claire Rushbrook, and Richard Harrington are also credited as principal members of the cast.

The series began filming in March 2017,[1] with filming taking place in Wales from June 2017 and supported by funding from the Welsh Government.[2] Location filming took place at Cefn Tilla Court in Usk[3], Newport, Wales and Dolgellau.[4] It was produced by New Pictures, whose previous credits include The Missing.[2] It was available internationally on Netflix, and a DVD was released via Acorn Media on 19 March 2018.[5]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Charles Dale as Royce Evans; a local farmer[7]
  • Brochan Evans as David Morgan; Rose and Aron's son[6]
  • Darren Evans as PC Ian Shortly; PC Graves' partner[7]
  • Ifan Huw Thomas as Harry Franken; landlord of the local pub[7]
  • Emmie Thompson as Carys Howell; daughter of Rose and Sean[6]
  • Oliver Lansley as Carl[7]
  • Jane Thorne as Meredith Dean; Nick's estranged aunt and initial inheritor of Dean House[7]
  • Anastasia Hille as Laura; a local woman who claims to have visions of Carys[7]
  • Bella Ramsey as young Matilda

Episodes[edit]

Airdates listed as per the BBC One broadcast. All episodes of this series were available to view on BBC iPlayer from 2 February 2018.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
1"Matilda"Mahalia BeloKris Mrska2 February 2018 (2018-02-02)4.84
Professional cellist Matilda Grey finds her world has been turned upside down following the unexpected suicide of her mother, Janice. Whilst sorting through Janice's possessions, Matilda finds a box which contains press cuttings and a video tape relating to the disappearance of Carys Howell, a four-year-old girl who disappeared in the Welsh town of Penllynith in 1994. Intrigued by her findings, Matilda decides to head to Penllynith with her best friend and fellow musician, Hal, in an attempt to find out what connection her mother may have had to Carys' disappearance.
2"The Blue Room"Mahalia BeloKris Mrska9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)N/A
Matilda and Hal find themselves facing an angry mob of villagers who are determined to put an end to their meddling. Matilda forms an allegiance with Nick, an Australian who has just inherited a large estate from his great-uncle, Ewan Dean, and who offers to put her up until she can find somewhere else to stay. PC Graves continues her investigation into Ewan Dean's death and questions Ed's movements on the night.
3"The Necklace"Mahalia BeloKris Mrska16 February 2018 (2018-02-16)N/A
Kendrick reaches out to Matilda after she approaches the police with the necklace given to her by Sean. Trudy takes Matilda to the house where Carys and her parents used to live. After learning that Aron has taken her son away from her, Rose tries to take her own life.
4"Blaidd Carreg"Mahalia BeloKris Mrska2 March 2018 (2018-03-02)N/A
PC Graves discovers that Ed called Aron numerous times shortly after finding Ewan Dean's body. Matilda crosses paths with Laura, a psychiatric patient who claims that she has visions of Carys. Evidence of Harry's involvement in Carys' disappearance comes to light. Aron attacks Hal, citing his and Matilda's interfering being responsible for Rose's attempted suicide. Matilda meets with Sean, who agrees to take her down into a cave buried deep within the forest which he claims has spiritual connections to the numerous broken mirrors in Dean House.
5"Bessie"Mahalia BeloBlake Ayshford9 March 2018 (2018-03-09)N/A
Hal travels to Manchester to investigate the validity of Matilda's birth certificate, and uncovers evidence which reveals Janice's true identity. Meanwhile, Matilda begins to suspect that a second child was held prisoner in Dean House with Carys after visiting a hippie camp where a local claims that the police retrieved a child's body from the woods in 1998 and later denied all knowledge of its existence.
6"Carys"Mahalia BeloKris Mrska16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)N/A
Matilda suspects that Davey may be in danger after finding him in the care of the Satlows and Sylvia Walsh. Hal is still missing, and Matilda is angered when she discovers that Nick stole her phone to prevent Hal from contacting her. Kendrick lures Matilda to Dean House on the premise of revealing the truth.

Production[edit]

The series was filmed primarily in Wales. St David's Hall in Cardiff stood in for a London venue, while other scenes in the fictional town of Penllynith were filmed in Newport and Dolgellau. Cefntilla Court in Monmouthshire was used as the country house where Matilda stays.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Filming starts on new psychological thriller Requiem from New Pictures for BBC One and Netflix - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Harrison, Ellie (24 March 2017). "Producers of The Missing begin filming new thriller Requiem for BBC and Netflix". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Cefn Tilla Court Welcomes BBC Requiem for Filming".
  4. ^ Farell-Roig, Estel (22 January 2018). "BBC drama co-produced by Netflix was filmed in Newport". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Requiem - BBC Drama [DVD]". Amazon. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Netflix Eyeing BBC Supernatural Thriller 'Requiem'; Emerging Brit Helmer Mahalia Belo To Direct'". Deadline. March 21, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Filming starts on new psychological thriller Requiem from New Pictures for BBC One and Netflix". Variety. March 23, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Williams, Kathryn (2 February 2018). "The Welsh places where TV drama Requiem was filmed". Wales Online. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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