Sunday 22 October 2017

REVIEW: Darragh McManus gives his verdict on RTE drama 'Amber'

Darragh McManus: A missing child is not only every parent’s worst nightmare, it’s one of the scariest nightmares in our collective imagination

Lauren Canny who plays Amber
Lauren Canny who plays Amber
Eva Birthistle in Amber
Actress Lauryn Canny
Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus

A missing child is not only every parent’s worst nightmare, it’s one of the scariest nightmares in our collective imagination.

The source of a thousand horror stories, from Grimm fairy-tales to novels, films and TV shows. It touches some deep core of dread and helplessness in the face of malice or – perhaps worse – blind chance.

In Amber, which began its four-part run tonight on RTE, the 14-year-old title character (played by Lauryn Canny) goes missing in leafy Dublin suburbia after dad Ben (David Murray) drops her off at a friend’s house.

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