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"The Casual Vacancy" was a three-part British miniseries produced by HBO and the BBC. It was based on the book of the same name by J.K. Rowling. Her first novel for adult readers, "Vacancy" is set in an English village called Pagford. While it seems to be a peaceful and pleasant place, there are tensions seething beneath the surface. The sudden death of a beloved and respected local authority throws the village into turmoil. The citizens have to hold an election to choose a successor to the dead man -- and that reveals the divisions beneath the town's apparent placidity. One person takes to airing candidates' dirty laundry on the Internet, for instance. In addition to the election, another controversy is the fate of the local community center which is located in a lovely country house. Some citizens want to close down the community center and its drug clinic and turn it into a spa. Others argue that people need the community center, and it should therefore remain open.

Sundays at 09:00 pm on BBC one
1 Season, 3 Episodes
February 15, 2015
Cast: Silas Carson, Joe Hurst, Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear
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The Casual Vacancy Full Episode Guide

  • Pagford Perish mourns the loss of councilman Barry, the candidates for his council seat surprisingly find their deepset secrets exposed online. When Krystal recalls a fond memory with Barry, she is pursued by a rebellious classmate. Gaia, a new student, takes an interest in Andrew. Barry's widow Mary crashes a dinner to discuss the fate of the Sweetlove House.

  • The race to save the Sweetlove House Community Center is on when the a spot on the city council opens up and the fate of the center is in the balance.

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