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The Casual Vacancy

Episode #1.2 (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV-14
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama

Barry is laid to rest but a blogger claiming to be his ghost posts online messages, exposing Simon as a thief and causing him to withdraw from the candidacy. The Mollisons are highly amused - until the ghost points out Miles's shortcomings...See moreBarry is laid to rest but a blogger claiming to be his ghost posts online messages, exposing Simon as a thief and causing him to withdraw from the candidacy. The Mollisons are highly amused - until the ghost points out Miles's shortcomings and then Colin is attacked online, having rowed with his teen-aged stepson 'Fats' over the boy's sexual involvement with Krystle. Krystle herself has only fond recollections of Barry's kindness to her and her family. Samantha Mollison holds a dinner party for other candidates and their associates, including Kaye and married doctors Parmender and Vikram, who supported Barry, but it descends into chaos and argument as Parminder locks horns with Howard. That night Howard has dreams involving death. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Release date
Feb 22, 2015 (United Kingdom)
Awards
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3 nominations

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32 cast members
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Abigail Lawrie
Krystal Weedon Krystal Weedon   See fewer
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Bryce Sanders
Robbie Weedon Robbie Weedon   See fewer
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Silas Carson
Vikram Jawanda Vikram Jawanda   See fewer
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Richard Glover
Simon Price Simon Price   See fewer
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Keeley Hawes
Samantha Mollison Samantha Mollison   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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Joe Hurst
Andrew 'Arf' Price Andrew 'Arf' Price   See fewer
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Michael Gambon
Howard Mollison Howard Mollison   See fewer
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Rufus Jones
Miles Mollison Miles Mollison   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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Hayley Downing
Lexi Mollison Lexi Mollison   See fewer
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Lauren Downing
Libby Mollison Libby Mollison   See fewer
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Julia McKenzie
Shirley Mollison Shirley Mollison   See fewer
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Simon McBurney
Colin Wall Colin Wall   See fewer
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Monica Dolan
Tess Wall Tess Wall   See fewer
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Brian Vernel
Stuart 'Fats' Wall Stuart 'Fats' Wall   See fewer
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Sonny Ashbourne Serkis
Paul Price Paul Price   See fewer
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Marie Critchley
Ruth Price Ruth Price   See fewer
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Michele Austin
Kaye Bawden Kaye Bawden   See fewer
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Lolita Chakrabarti
Parminder Jawanda Parminder Jawanda   See fewer
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Ria Choony
Sukhvinder Jawanda Sukhvinder Jawanda   See fewer
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Simona Brown
Gaia Bawden Gaia Bawden   See fewer
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Keeley Forsyth
Terri Weedon Terri Weedon   See fewer
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Mary Roscoe
Monica Monica   See fewer
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Primrose Bigwood
Librarian (uncredited) Librarian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sope Dirisu
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7.4 / 10 | 122 votes