Wire in the Blood (2002– )

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

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 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)
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 DI Alex Fielding / ... (17 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 DCI Carol Jordan (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
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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

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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 »

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10 Stars!!!
21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant series. The third episode not quite as strong a story as the first two, perhaps has something to do with the fact that it was not based directly on the books of V. McD. Robson Green is a great talent, in spite of what his fellow Newcastleian had to say above. I've enjoyed his first rate performances in two other series I've seen, and can't wait to see how his character's flirtation with D.I. Jobson develops in future episodes. Comparisons with "Cracker" seem off the mark to me. Although its one of my favorites, the only things in common with "Wire..." are forensic psychologists profiling murderous sickos, and helping the police catch 'em. Note to the producers: Have Robbie Coltraine guest as "Cracker" character in a future episode assisting Hill and Jobson! Imagine all the fun they could have conflicting professionally, not to mention romantically, vying for Jobson's attention and favors! Brilliant!


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