Top of the Lake is a Drama programme.

Top of the Lake is a 4 star programme

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Top of the Lake

Powerful and haunting mystery drama series. On the South Island of New Zealand, 12-year-old Tui Mitcham is rescued from the freezing waters of a remote mountaintop lake, which she had walked into in an apparent attempt to take her own life. Her teacher notices that she is pregnant and with the small local police force ill-equipped to question her, social services enlist the help of child protection expert Detective Robin Griffin to talk to the girl and uncover the truth. Robin has only just returned to Queenstown from Sydney, Australia, to visit her dying mother, but agrees to help. Slowly, she forges a connection with Tui and learns more about her and her family, but the young girl refuses to reveal the father of her unborn child. Meanwhile, Tui's father Matt is bemused to find a small ad hoc village is created out of container crates on a plot of land known locally as Paradise, land which he believes he owns but has seemingly been sold by local estate agent Bob Platt.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

4/5 Stars

When is Top of the Lake next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 July 7th, 11:05pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland July 7th, 11:05pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
Image for Holly HunterHolly Hunter
Peter Mullan
David Wenham
Thomas M. Wright
Jay Bunyan
Kip Chapman
Luke Buchanan
Thomas Wright
Robyn Malcolm
Jacqueline Joe