Hidden (2011)
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After Ben Lander has told Gina that Morpeth and a man named Cockburn visited the night before his uncle and Mark were killed Venn drops Frank,wounded in the shoot-out,off at hospital. Gina ... See full summary »


Niall MacCormick


Walter Bernstein (creator), Ronan Bennett (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Glenister ... Harry Venn
Thekla Reuten ... Gina Hawkes
David Suchet ... Sir Nigel Fountain
Anna Chancellor ... Elspeth Verney
Matthew Marsh ... James Morpeth
Bertie Carvel ... Alexander Wentworth
Richard Dormer ... Frank Hanna
Peter Guinness ... Jason Styles
Mark Powley ... Mark Venn
David Michaels ... Brian Worsley
Deborah Cornelius ... Wentworth Aide
Neal Barry ... Joe Collins
Andrew Bicknell ... General Sir Adrian Henderson
Thomas Craig ... DI Fenton Russell
Lisa Kay ... Lauren


After Ben Lander has told Gina that Morpeth and a man named Cockburn visited the night before his uncle and Mark were killed Venn drops Frank,wounded in the shoot-out,off at hospital. Gina gets a call from Joe Collins,whom she and meet in hiding. He says that Styles paid him and Stevie to kill her but instead they decamped with his lap-top,which he gives Venn. Gina confronts Sir Nigel,an open supporter of Wentworth,over her parents' death but,after he has said they would not oblige with Cockburn's request,he is killed. Venn hacks into the lap-top and discovers that Mark is alive and set to kill Wentworth next day at his press conference. Gate-crashing the event Venn sees Mark with a gun though the victim is not the intended one and ultimately nothing is resolved. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller







Release Date:

27 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Hugely disappointing ending
14 March 2016 | by markfranhSee all my reviews

My wife and I really enjoyed the first 3 episodes of this series. We spent a bit of time after each one speculating as to what might be going on and what the hidden secret might be. What the bad guys were really up to. What the motivation was for promoting the challenge to the PM's leadership.

As we got closer and closer to the end of this final episode, we kept trying to figure out how they were going to "reveal all" in the little time that was left in the series.

Unfortunately, as we arrived at the final credits it turned out that even the writers of this series didn't even know what all the secrets were and we just looked at each other in amazement that we had learned virtually nothing of what was behind the plot(s).

Gina is fobbed off with a few mysterious words about why her parents died and she's satisfied with the little she is told. We weren't, so how could she possibly have been satisfied with the vague answer she was given.

Then we get to the plot by Morpeth and Verney to push Wentworth into the PM position. There are naturally a couple of shocking twists in the final plot that potentially make this interesting but the key word there is "potentially". One twist makes very little sense. The other makes absolutely no sense at all. I'll say no more as I don't want to introduce a spoiler.

Even now, the morning after watching the final episode, I'm still finding myself trying to construct scenarios in which any of the largest twist is logical but all I keep saying to myself is: "... but that makes no sense!"

This is well made. No doubt about it. The lead actors are wonderful. It's just a shame that the writers didn't really think through the plot when they were coming up with the ending because it all comes across as even they really didn't know what was going on themselves.

This series was called "Hidden" and I guess it was called that because the plot was as "hidden" to the writers as it was to the viewers.

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