Wire in the Blood (2002– )

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 4,268 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 17 critic

A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

UK
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wire in the Blood (2002– )

Wire in the Blood (2002– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wire in the Blood.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2008   2007   2006   2005   … See all »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Touching Evil (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall
Whitechapel (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Philip Davis, Steve Pemberton
Messiah (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A team of detectives investigate gruesome murders.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven
Cracker (1993–1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien
Beaten (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jon East
Stars: Robson Green, Saira Todd, Corey J. Smith
Waking the Dead (TV Series 2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson
Place of Execution (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. Forty-five years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.

Stars: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe, Philip Jackson
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell
Endeavour (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Following the young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Laskey
Reckless: The Sequel (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

One year on in their lives, Owen and Anna make impulsive plans to marry. But Anna's ex-husband Richard Crane has other ideas. Exploiting their weak spots, he schemes to tear the couple ... See full summary »

Director: David Richards
Stars: Robson Green, Francesca Annis, Peter Pacey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dr. Tony Hill (31 episodes, 2002-2008)
Mark Letheren ...
 DS Kevin Geoffries / ... (28 episodes, 2002-2008)
Emma Handy ...
 DC Paula McIntyre / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2008)
Mark Penfold ...
 Dr. Ashley Vernon (19 episodes, 2002-2007)
...
 DI Alex Fielding / ... (17 episodes, 2006-2008)
...
 DCI Carol Jordan (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Edit

Storyline

Dark and twisting mystery series based on the characters created by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. Set in the fictional English city of Bradfield, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is recruited as a criminal profiler for the police department. Aiding DCI Carol Jordan (and DI Alex Fielding in later episodes), the doctor's eccentric methods and deep understanding of the criminal mind help track down vicious serial killers and solve the most gruesome of crimes. Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Inside the mind of a killer See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La fureur dans le sang  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title "Wire in the Blood" is a phrase that comes from T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets": "The trilling wire in the blood / sings below inveterate scars / appeasing long-forgotten wars." As for the meaning, in an interview Robson Green said the phrase was taken to mean a genetic kink, something impure and unusual in the blood, that leads to the kind of psychosis Dr. Tony Hill might deal with. Series writer Val McDermid says: "Who knows what Eliot really meant by that line? Robson's explanation is as good as any. For myself, I've always taken it to be a metaphor for the thrill of adrenaline surging through the bloodstream. But we'll never know for sure". See more »

Connections

Remade as Wire in the Blood See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining
10 September 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have been seeing quite a lot of this show on TV lately and i find it surprisingly entertaining. Surprisingly because i'm usually no fan at all of the serial-killer genre nor the kind of grisly imagery that this show always provides. But the gratuitous images and the worn-out theme aside this show has a lot to offer.

My favorite aspect is without a doubt Robson Green as the forensic psychologist Tony Hill. His weary and distraught appearance is enough for this to be worth watching. Also his interaction with Hermione Norris as the steely CID Carol Jordan is entertaining as well as many times touching.

The scriptwriting doesn't really live up to the characters in my opinion, but it's decent enough. Considering that i have read several of Val McDermids novels and liked none of them the writing in this series far exceeded my expectations. McDermids writing is simplistic and unimaginative in my opinion and the only real aspects from the novels that has been transferred to this show is the gratuitous nature of the crimes.

All in all i would say that this is a very entertaining show, at least for those who can stomach the gritty themes. I feel it far supersedes other shows in the same vein like for instance the quite dull "Messiah". Recommended.


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Synchronicity Cop-out eronavbj-1
I Need Names of similiar Shows!! fghaeo
Is it over? georgigems
Did this show have a real ending? connielilleengen23
Does anyone else fancy Tony Hill? ZinkTheMink
Absolutely Addicted xxx_23_99
Discuss Wire in the Blood (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page