Save Me (2018)

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Save Me

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Save Me will rescue viewers' evening with outstanding performances and an absorbing mystery that never ceases to dazzle with its revelations.

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Critic Ratings: 16

89%

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User Ratings: 28

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

Nelly sets off to find his estranged daughter after being accused of kidnapping her 10 years ago; the police are not convinced he is innocent, so he sets out to find his daughter and prove them wrong.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

Tam helps Nelly get back on his feet; Barry makes a surprising reward offer at a press conference, leading Claire to suspect his motives; when Melon disappears after being arrested, Nelly suspects he may be involved.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

Nelly confronts Melon and questions him over Jody's disappearance; Thorpe and O'Halloran reveal to Claire and Barry that the police received a distress call from Jody over two weeks ago, the day after she went missing.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2018

A police recording of a distressed emergency call from Jody is traced to Streatham; Nelly finds a unique way of locating the property Jody was held in.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2018

Nelly begs Melon to help him get close to a brothel owner, in the hope that he will lead him to Jody; Melon learns that a young girl with Jody's description is to be sold through an auction.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2018

Nelly stages a lock-in at The Palm Tree, where he confronts a regular about their role in Jody's disappearance.

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Nelly

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Suranne Jones
Claire

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Stephen Graham
Melon

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Daniel Adegboyega
Bertram

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Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Dominic

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Alexander Arnold
Luke

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Mia Austen
PC Helen Long

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Alisha Bailey
Heather

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Phil Dunster
BJ McGory

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Adrian Edmondson
Gideon Charles

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Rob Jarvis
Daniel

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Susan Lynch
Stage

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Nadine Marshall
DS O'Halloran

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Ryan McKen
DC Leo Rainsford

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Alan McKenna
DCI Ian Thorpe

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Richard

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Barry

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Simon Heath
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Jessica Sykes
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Chas Bain
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Melanie Allen
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Rosie Clarke
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Lizzie Gray
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Critic Reviews for Save Me: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Save Me: Season 1

  • Nov 03, 2022
    A well written and engaging story with great characters and acting. As always, Lennie James was terrific.
  • Oct 01, 2021
    Great story and characters. Well played
  • Jul 09, 2021
    Relevations never go the way you think, characters are shown as all grey. Music is cool. It will blow you away. Guaranteed
  • Jan 10, 2021
    Brits are coming. and they know their stuff. rarely I encountered a tv series so well crafted as this one. the main actor, whom is also the creator and the writer did a marvelous job. it's one of the rare cases, where the lead role couldn't be given to another human being. exactly like The OA, one of the most unique tv drama series, performed and created by the ingenious Brit Marling, inexplicably erase from the face of the earth by a certain mr. ted sarandos, who's interested just in new proselytizing algorithms for his creature. back to Save Me, we all are extremely anxious to know when season 3 will be available. probably in late april.
  • Nov 05, 2020
    The acting is without fault. But midway through it really dragged. The series could have been edited down to movie size. Whatever subtext there was (barely any) did not justify the length and wasted screen time. A disappointment because I really like Lenny James.
  • Jul 25, 2020
    I have long rated Lennie James as one of the UK's best actors. The fact that he created this shows he has more talent than just acting. The rest of the cast including Kerry Godliman and Stephen Graham are outstanding. I love the slow burn storyline and the attention to detail in regard to life on a London high-rise estate. This is a must-watch show.
  • Apr 25, 2020
    Fabulous script and plot. Great acting abd filming which captured SE london pub life superbly. A must see.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Lennie James e foarte bun
  • Jan 22, 2020
    I was glued to the TV every episode! Can't wait for season 2
  • Jul 31, 2018
    "Nelly" Rowe (Lennie James) is a popular self-styled womaniser living on a Deptford council estate in London, whose life is turned upside down when he is arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his thirteen-year-old daughter Jody (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness), whom he hasn't seen in ten years. After convincing the police of his innocence, and frustrated with the way the case is progressing, Nelly decides to take matters into his own hands and try to track down Jody himself. From a plot perspective, the first season of Save Me starts very slowly, but what it does do extremely well is build up a background of small details that help establish the milieu as authentic and lived-in. The housing estate in Deptford is essentially a character in itself, and the glimpses of the denizens going about their idiosyncratic ways gives an almost documentarian tone – from the guy doing tai chi on his balcony to the kids kicking a football at one another, to the young lesbian couple stealing a kiss against a wall, to the meditating Buddhist, to the couple dancing slowly on a basketball court, to the woman in a burka carrying a skateboard, to the older folk watching it all happen day after day, it's a paean to the real lives that people lead in this kind of community. Indeed, one of the most consistent themes is the importance community in general. Elsewhere, the penultimate episode features a 'rape' scene that's exceptionally difficult to watch, but not for the reasons you'd think, and which offers a fascinating portrayal of how potent sexual power dynamics can be. Lennie James, who also wrote the show, is predictably enthralling, with a simmering rage just below the surface, which is constantly threatening to boil over. Stephen Graham plays Fabio "Melon" Melonzola, a convicted sex offender trying to put the past behind him, bringing his usual chameleonic abilities to a difficult part. Suranne Jones as Claire McGory, Jody's mother, isn't really given a huge amount to do beyond a few generic scenes as the quintessential worried parent, it she plays the part well, going with subtlety and shock rather than histrionics. Strangely, a subplot involving her husband Barry (Barry Ward) is inexplicably dropped in the penultimate episode. These missteps notwithstanding, the season is a fine amalgamation of a Ken Loach warts-and-all tone with a more thriller-esque core that's well directed by Nick Murphy.

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