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The Lakes

AnimationDrama1997 - 19992 Seasons
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The Lakes (1997 - 1999)

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Animation Drama 1997 - 19992 Seasons

The Lakes is the title of a television drama series in the United Kingdom, made by the BBC and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. The Lakes brought writer Jimmy McGovern and actor John Simm a great deal of critical praise in 1997. Following a particularly dry period for British TV drama, the show's realistic characters and their painfully honest decisions hit audiences hard. Simm plays Danny Kavanagh; a twenty-something trapped in a life of compulsive gambling, theft, and being on the dole in Liverpool. On a whim he heads north to the Lake District. He expects to find countryside quiet where he might explore his hidden poetical leanings, but gets caught up in a community like any other. Lies, temptation and tragedy beset every household just as much as the big city. As time races by, Danny's link to the Lakes becomes an exercise in torment when he is suspected after the accidental deaths of three schoolgirls. Stoking the flames of a series of secondary explosions in waiting are a pair of affairs, one adulterous, the other complicated by religion.In the far longer sequel series that came two years later, these back-stories would come to the fore. The series explores a Hitchcockian murder scenario, with series two expressing more black humour that was obvious in series one. The second series received very mixed reviews, with most critics saying it had left realism for high melodrama and contrived plots. Critics said that McGovern's lower level of participation in the writing about his characters and situations, resulted in deviations from their consistency from the first series.The Lakes featuring John Simm and Emma Cunniffe is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's an animation and drama show with 14 episodes over 2 seasons. The Lakes is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (986 votes).

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The Lakes Season 2 Overview

Jan 10, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999

Season 2 of The Lakes has 10 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

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Episode 10
Mar 14, 1999

Bernie must choose between Peter and Father Matthew. Danny tries to save his marriage to Emma, in light of Lucy's...

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Episode 9
Mar 7, 1999

Lucy takes to the stand in court to give her account of the night she was raped. Her evidence reveals...

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Episode 8
Feb 28, 1999

Father Matthew and Bernie visit the Bishop (Anthony Newley) for advice on how to deal with the unwanted baby. Sergeant...

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The Lakes Season 1 Overview

Sep 14, 1997 - Oct 5, 1997

Season 1 of The Lakes has 4 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

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Episode 4
Oct 5, 1997

Everyone gets to hear Chef having sex with Lucy. The inquest is held with Danny in the dock, putting a...

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Episode 3
Sep 27, 1997

The funerals take place and Danny tries to discover the truth behind the tragedy, but he’s not helped by the...

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Episode 2
Sep 21, 1997

Despite Danny's efforts, three schoolgirls have drowned in the lake and the angry villagers make him the scapegoat.

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The Lakes Overview

The Lakes is the title of a television drama series in the United Kingdom, made by the BBC and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. The Lakes brought writer Jimmy McGovern and actor John Simm a great deal of critical praise in 1997. Following a particularly dry period for British TV drama, the show's realistic characters and their painfully honest decisions hit audiences hard. Simm plays Danny Kavanagh; a twenty-something trapped in a life of compulsive gambling, theft, and being on the dole in Liverpool. On a whim he heads north to the Lake District. He expects to find countryside quiet where he might explore his hidden poetical leanings, but gets caught up in a community like any other. Lies, temptation and tragedy beset every household just as much as the big city. As time races by, Danny's link to the Lakes becomes an exercise in torment when he is suspected after the accidental deaths of three schoolgirls. Stoking the flames of a series of secondary explosions in waiting are a pair of affairs, one adulterous, the other complicated by religion.In the far longer sequel series that came two years later, these back-stories would come to the fore. The series explores a Hitchcockian murder scenario, with series two expressing more black humour that was obvious in series one. The second series received very mixed reviews, with most critics saying it had left realism for high melodrama and contrived plots. Critics said that McGovern's lower level of participation in the writing about his characters and situations, resulted in deviations from their consistency from the first series.

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Number of seasons: 2 Seasons
Number of episodes: 14 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: AnimationDrama
Original Release Date: Sep 14, 1997
Show Status: Ended
Next episode release: N/A