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Series 4 - Episode 1
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I am absurdly fond of
. It’s silly, yet classy, violent but fun. It’s a black comedy/horror movie where dark alleyways are alive with danger and where corridors are dimly lit and flutter with menace. In fact the lightbulbs in Whitechapel police station are so underpowered I’m surprised no one has instituted a risk assessment. Someone could fall down the stairs!
In a new story a homeless man is killed in the most baroque and revolting way – his ankles are broken, a door is thrown on his prone body and he is slowly crushed to death with stones (it’s a form of torture that killed, most notably, York Catholic martyr Margaret Clitheroe in 1586, fact-fans). Soon Det Insp Joe Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) and his faithful henchman Det Sgt Ray Miles (Phil Davis) are looking at the real-life poisoned umbrella murder of Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov, and the security services are not happy.
The crime thriller returns with the first of a two-part story, starring Rupert Penry-Jones. Chandler, Miles and the team investigate the murder of a man crushed to death by stones. As the killer's macabre methods become clearer, a second body is discovered and the detectives suspect the executions are being carried out by a witch hunter. However, their progress is impeded as links to 20th-century espionage attract attention from the security services. With Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.
Cast & Crew
DI Joseph Chandler
DS Ray Miles
DC Emerson Kent
DC Finley Mansell
DC Megan Riley
Dr Caroline Llewellyn
Sally Woodward Gentle
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