16 March, 2009
"We took the idea of a Missing Persons Unit, collated mountains of research built up from the factual series and workshopped the concept with the BBC executive producer Gerard Melling. Writers Roy Boulter (The Street), Matt Leys (The Street and The Bill) and Karen MacLachlan (New Tricks) provided their own take on procedural and relationship dramas. Anne-Marie di Mambro (Casualty and Taggart) joined us for the final episode. We had seven months to deliver a five-part series from scratch within the discipline of a daytime budget. Producer Julie Press created tight storylines with myriad twists and turns within the parameters of a main precinct, limited locations per show, four central cast members and five visiting cast."
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BBC1, Monday 16-Friday 20 March at 2.15pm