Requiem (TV series)
|Screenplay by||Kris Mrksa|
|Directed by||Mahalia Belo|
|Music by||Dominik Scherrer|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Willow Grylls|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||New Pictures|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Picture format||16:9 (1080p)|
|Original release||2 February– 16 March 2018|
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. 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, with filming taking place in Wales from June 2017 and supported by funding from the Welsh Government. Location filming took place at Cefn Tilla Court in Usk, Newport, Wales and Dolgellau. It was produced by New Pictures, whose previous credits include The Missing. It was available internationally on Netflix, and a DVD was released via Acorn Media on 19 March 2018.
- Lydia Wilson as Matilda Grey; an award-winning cellist
- Joel Fry as Harlan "Hal" Fine; Matilda's best friend and fellow musician
- James Frecheville as Nick Dean; distant relative of the late Ewan Dean who inherits Dean House
- Sian Reese-Williams as Trudy Franken; Carys' childhood friend who was with her on the day she disappeared
- Brendan Coyle as Stephen Kendrick; a former Detective Inspector who investigated Carys' disappearance
- Claire Rushbrook as Rose Morgan; Carys' birth mother
- Richard Harrington as Aron Morgan; Rose's second husband
- Joanna Scanlan as Janice Gray; Maltida's mother who unexpectedly takes her own life
- Clare Calbraith as PC Graves; a local police constable who investigates the death of Ewan Dean
- Tara Fitzgerald as Sylvia Walsh; a local antiques dealer with an interest in the supernatural
- Dyfan Dwyfor as Ed Fenton; a local handyman with a mysterious connection to Aron Morgan
- Sam Hazeldine as Sean Howell; Carys' father who went missing in the years after her disappearance
- Simon Kunz as Lloyd Satlow; solicitor working on behalf of the Dean family
- Pippa Haywood as Verity Satlow; local psychiatrist
- Charles Dale as Royce Evans; a local farmer
- Brochan Evans as David Morgan; Rose and Aron's son
- Darren Evans as PC Ian Shortly; PC Graves' partner
- Ifan Huw Thomas as Harry Franken; landlord of the local pub
- Emmie Thompson as Carys Howell; daughter of Rose and Sean
- Oliver Lansley as Carl
- Jane Thorne as Meredith Dean; Nick's estranged aunt and initial inheritor of Dean House
- Anastasia Hille as Laura; a local woman who claims to have visions of Carys
- Bella Ramsey as young Matilda
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.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||UK viewers|
|1||"Matilda"||Mahalia Belo||Kris Mrska||2 February 2018||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 Belo||Kris Mrska||9 February 2018||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 Belo||Kris Mrska||16 February 2018||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 Belo||Kris Mrska||2 March 2018||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 Belo||Blake Ayshford||9 March 2018||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 Belo||Kris Mrska||16 March 2018||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.|
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.
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