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The Casual Vacancy

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama

In the Cotswold village of Pagford grasping shop-keeper Howard Mollison, chairman of the local parish council, is keen to turn the village's popular but dilapidated community hall into a money-making spa, bringing protests from honest ...See moreIn the Cotswold village of Pagford grasping shop-keeper Howard Mollison, chairman of the local parish council, is keen to turn the village's popular but dilapidated community hall into a money-making spa, bringing protests from honest solicitor Barry Fairbrother. The council votes on the matter but with no clear majority. When Barry suddenly dies a vacancy occurs on the parish council. Howard urges his weak son Miles to stand, to the disgust of Miles' wife, sex shop owner Samantha, who detests her father-in-law. School-master Colin Wall, husband of Tess, Barry's ally on the council, also puts himself forward as does Barry's greedy brother Simon Price , who bullies his son 'Arf'. At the same time social worker Kaye Bawden is dismayed to be told that her department's lack of funds means she cannot get little Robbie Weedon away from his drug addict mother Terri and tarty sister Krystle. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Release date
Apr 29, 2015 (United States)
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3 nominations

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34 cast members
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Joe Hurst
Andrew 'Arf' Price Andrew 'Arf' Price   See fewer
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Sonny Ashbourne Serkis
Paul Price Paul Price   See fewer
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Richard Glover
Simon Price Simon Price   See fewer
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Silas Carson
Vikram Jawanda Vikram Jawanda   See fewer
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Rory Kinnear
Barry Fairbrother Barry Fairbrother   See fewer
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Emily Bevan
Mary Fairbrother Mary Fairbrother   See fewer
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Michael Gambon
Howard Mollison Howard Mollison   See fewer
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Julia McKenzie
Shirley Mollison Shirley Mollison   See fewer
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Rufus Jones
Miles Mollison Miles Mollison   See fewer
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Alex Lowe
Copper Copper   See fewer
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Keeley Forsyth
Terri Weedon Terri Weedon   See fewer
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Abigail Lawrie
Krystal Weedon Krystal Weedon   See fewer
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Ria Choony
Sukhvinder Jawanda Sukhvinder Jawanda   See fewer
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Monica Dolan
Tess Wall Tess Wall   See fewer
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Lolita Chakrabarti
Parminder Jawanda Parminder Jawanda   See fewer
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Julian Wadham
Aubrey Sweetlove Aubrey Sweetlove   See fewer
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Emilia Fox
Julia Sweetlove Julia Sweetlove   See fewer
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Keeley Hawes
Samantha Mollison Samantha Mollison   See fewer
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Marie Critchley
Ruth Price Ruth Price   See fewer
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Sope Dirisu
Young Doctor Young Doctor   See fewer
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Michele Austin
Kaye Bawden Kaye Bawden   See fewer
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Simona Brown
Gaia Bawden Gaia Bawden   See fewer
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Brian Vernel
Stuart 'Fats' Wall Stuart 'Fats' Wall   See fewer
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Simon McBurney
Colin Wall Colin Wall   See fewer
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Jacob Krichefski
Mr. Meacher Mr. Meacher   See fewer
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Hetty Baynes
Mo Johnson (as Hetty Baynes Russell) Mo Johnson (as Hetty Baynes Russell)   See fewer
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Robbie Weedon Robbie Weedon   See fewer
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Police Officer / Dad (uncredited) Police Officer / Dad (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monica the Librarian (uncredited) Monica the Librarian (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 160 votes