After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Red Metcalfe (2 episodes, 2001)
Frances Grey ...
 Kate Beauchamp (2 episodes, 2001)
Jamie Draven ...
 Jez Clifton (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Eric Metcalfe (2 episodes, 2001)
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 D.C. Nixon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Duncan Warren (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Susan Metcalfe (2 episodes, 2001)
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 D.C.S. Emerson (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Rev. Stephen Hedges (2 episodes, 2001)
Colin Gourley ...
 Roger Parkin (2 episodes, 2001)
Billie-Claire Wright ...
 Chloe (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lubezski (2 episodes, 2001)
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 D.C. Freeman (2 episodes, 2001)
Eddie Cooper ...
 Sam Warren (2 episodes, 2001)
Gillian Taylforth ...
 Helen Warren (2 episodes, 2001)
Serena Gordon ...
 Alison Reeves (2 episodes, 2001)
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

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26 May 2001 (UK)  »

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El Mesías  »

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(2 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

'Michelle Forbes' had to learn sign language for her part and did so within six days. See more »

Quotes

D.C.I. Redfern 'Red' Metcalfe: Ten dead!
D.S. Jez Clifton: At least we saved you.
D.C.I. Redfern 'Red' Metcalfe: That's not much consolation.
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Followed by Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002) See more »

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Seven times Se7en = Messiah?
2 April 2002 | by (The Hague (The Netherlands)) – See all my reviews

Obviously inspired by Se7en and sometimes even more gruesome; more bloodshed and very graphic details (a bit too much for my taste). Great script and acting (I was especially impressed by Ken Stott and there were no weak points in te cast). Good cinematography and very realistic stereo-sound. One of the best thrillers I've seen since years. Although it was scheduled on BBC in three parts I watched Messiah on video in one take. One point of critic; the motivation of the villain was not very convincing.


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