Thursday 8 December 2016

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

Published 19/01/2014 | 22:28

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

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

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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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