No. of series
approx. 45 minutes
First episode date
17 June 2007
Also known as
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Final episode date
7 August 2007
Country of origin
United KingdomUnited States
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Cape Wrath (Meadowlands in the United States) is a British drama television series produced by Ecosse Films which focuses on a family trying to escape its past while confronting an even more uncertain future. The series opens with Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn Brogan (Lucy Cohu) along with their two teenage children Zoe (Felicity Jones) and Mark (Harry Treadaway) entering a witness protection programme, moving to a bucolic neighbourhood, Meadowlands, to begin a new life. Picturesque and crime-free, Meadowlands appears to be a suburban paradise where the Brogan family can start a new life. However they soon realise that it is not so easy to escape the past and their haven becomes a world of paranoia and psychological intrigue with surprises around every corner.
The series is produced by Ecosse Films for Channel 4 in the UK and Showtime in the US, and premièred in the United States on 17 June 2007 at 22:00 EST, on Showtime. The United Kingdom première was on 10 July 2007 at 22:00 BST on Channel 4.
During its original broadcast run on Showtime, the background of a character's life before they moved to Meadowlands (including their real name) was revealed on the show's official website following each episode airing. Due to low ratings Channel 4 confirmed that a second series would not be commissioned.
The production filmed in Kent and were based at a warehouse close to The Maidstone Studios where they built many of the interior sets. Meadowlands is actually The Lakes, a new housing development next to Leybourne Lakes Country Park. Kings Hill features as the local town centre. Other locations used include The Kings Hill Golf Course, Wye College and Maidstone Leisure Centre.
The post production was carried out in London at St Anne's post production house.