THE MISSING (8 x 60' for BBC One) is created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, starring James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor, Tchéky Karyo and Ken Stott.
Set in France and the UK over two time frames 8 years apart, The Missing is a gripping thriller about a missing boy, his parents and a community of characters all touched by the events surrounding his disappearance.
THE MISSING is an eight-part series produced for BBC One and Starz about the search for a young boy who goes missing during a family holiday to Northern France.
The story focuses on Tony Hughes, his wife Emily and their 5 year old son Oliver. Whilst staying in the town of Chalon du Bois during the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals, father and son, Tony and Oliver, visit a crowded outdoor bar showing a live world cup game. France score and the local fans celebrate, but amidst the celebrations Tony loses sight of his son. The search for Oliver begins.
Eight years later and Oliver is still missing. Tony and Emily are now divorced and the local Police have long since closed their investigation. Through his determination and a refusal to give up hope, Tony uncovers new evidence and enlists the help of Julien Baptiste, a retired French detective who led the original investigation into Oliver’s disappearance. Tony and Baptiste work together and eventually persuade the local Police to officially reopen the case. From there the story unfolds.
Starring: James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Ken Stott, Jason Flemyng, Arsher Ali, Émilie Dequenne, Said Taïgmaoui, Anastasia Hille, Anamaria Marinca, Eric Godon and Titus De Voogdt.
A New Pictures & Company Pictures production in association with Two Brothers Pictures & Playground Entertainment for the BBC and Starz. International sales All3Media International.
Co-produced with BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund and Czar TV Productions Filmed with the support of the Belgium Federal Government’s Tax Shelter scheme for VRT
THE MISSING was critically acclaimed and received multiple award nominations including Golden Globe© and BAFTA nominations.
“The best drama on BBC One for a long time” The Times
“Hauntingly brilliant television” The Guardian