From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.
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 Fuzzy Brightons (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Bobby Sykes (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 DS Small / ... (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Dr. Iain McCallum (8 episodes, 1995-1998)
Zara Turner ...
 Dr. Angela Moloney (8 episodes, 1995-1998)
Richard Moore ...
 Sir Paddy Penfold (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Joanna Sparks (4 episodes, 1995-1997)
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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.

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Unlike England, where forensic experts are usually employed by the Home Office; the Scottish Police Authority is responsible for providing forensic services to support operational policing in Scotland - including Edinburgh, where this show takes place. See more »

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Cry Me A River
Written by Arthur Hamilton
Sung by Mari Wilson
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Solid But Not Outstanding British Procedural
24 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The series is centered on Forensic Pathologist Dr Iain McCallum (John Hannah) who is a Scot working in London. He works on a team that is suitably quirky and dysfunctional but is also a very tight knit group. He drives a motorcycle, tangles with authority and has a somewhat tumultuous relationship life with his live-in girlfriend Joanna (Suzanna Hamilton). The stories are centered on criminal cases investigated by the Forensics and Pathology team working with the police.

The strengths of the series include a solid cast and some very interesting characters, of particular note is John Hannah probably best known for playing Jonathan in The Mummy and its sequels. The series also make very good use of the London locations, focusing mostly on the more rundown and disreputable areas. The morgue/forensics laboratory is appropriately dark and dingy, far removed from the hi-tech antiseptic look of most American procedurals.

The weaknesses as I see them seem to have to do with focus or direction of the series; it seems at times to want to concentrate on the cases and at other times on the character development and unfortunately for the most part it doesn't adequately service either. For me the cases also rely far too heavily on coincidence to connect McCallum closely with them. Less of a problem are the more typical complaints seen in procedurals, McCallum is involved in a great many criminal investigations and the police with whom he works seem to be constantly one step behind our hero.

One minor quibble in that some of the incidental music does not appear to be original, some of it sounds distinctly like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The series ran for nine episodes over two seasons


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