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"Blue Murder" (2003) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2003-2009

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Blue Murder: Season 3: Episode 4 -- Human remains are found in a lake, together with a hipflask engraved with the name of a formerly successful architect, now in a rehab institution, but is he faking madness?
Blue Murder: Season 3: Episode 3 -- Detective drama starring Caroline Quentin. Vinny McAteer confesses to the murder of his son-in-law but then so does each member of his family.
Blue Murder: Season 3: Episode 2 -- Caroline Quentin stars as DCI Janine Lewis in a tough case for the mum of four. The discovery of a child's body brings heartbreak to the parents of a missing child.
Blue Murder: Season 3: Episode 1 -- Caroline Quentin returns as DCI Janine Lewis. Janine and Richard have a narrow escape when two people including a colleague are killed just metres away.
Blue Murder: Season 2: Episode 4 -- When the only witness to a woman's murder is an autistic boy who cannot communicate what he saw, Janine has to get to the truth another way.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
6 September 2004 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
...It's all in a day's work.
Plot:
Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.
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Cast

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Caroline Quentin ... DCI Janine Lewis / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ian Kelsey ... DI Richard Mayne / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Paul Loughran ... DS Butchers / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Nicholas Murchie ... DS Shap / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ceallach Spellman ... Tom Lewis (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Eden Garrity ... Ellie Lewis / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2009)

Joe Tucker ... Pete Lewis (12 episodes, 2003-2007)
Geoff Breton ... Michael Lewis (11 episodes, 2003-2009)
Saskia Wickham ... Louise Hogg / ... (10 episodes, 2006-2009)
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Series Directed by
Juliet May (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paul Wroblewski (2 episodes, 2003)
Pip Broughton (2 episodes, 2004)
Alex Pillai (2 episodes, 2004)
Menhaj Huda (2 episodes, 2006)
Suri Krishnamma (2 episodes, 2006)
Graham Theakston (2 episodes, 2007)
David Drury (2 episodes, 2009)
Susan Tully (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Cath Staincliffe (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Elizabeth-Anne Wheal (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Fay (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeff Povey (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Neil Jones (2 episodes, 2007-2009)

Karen Hill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Noble .... line producer / associate producer (11 episodes, 2004-2009)
Kieran Roberts .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mike Dormer .... producer (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hugh Warren .... producer (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Carolyn Reynolds .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2004)
Gina Cronk .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)

Josh Dynevor .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Jane Macnaught .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kevin Sargent (8 episodes, 2007-2009)
Nicholas Hooper (4 episodes, 2004)

John Lunn (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Andrew McDonnell (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Tony Coldwell (8 episodes, 2003-2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Fiona Colbeck (3 episodes, 2007)
Tony Cranstoun (2 episodes, 2004)
Jeremy Strachan (2 episodes, 2006)
Jake Bernard (2 episodes, 2009)
David Cresswell (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Masters (2 episodes, 2009)

Edward Mansell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Janie Frazer (10 episodes, 2003-2009)
Judi Hayfield (4 episodes, 2004)
June West (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Wilkinson (8 episodes, 2004-2009)

Paul Rowan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Chris Kay (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Emma Dibb (2 episodes, 2004)

Rachel Pierce (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sue Hallas (6 episodes, 2009)
John Lindlar (2 episodes, 2004)

Inez Nordell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jacque Walker .... makeup designer / makeup supervisor (8 episodes, 2004-2009)
Nicola Davies .... makeup supervisor / assistant makeup artist (7 episodes, 2004-2009)
Suzanne Bennett Harrison .... makeup assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Jane Hatch .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 2004)

Sarah Rahim .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Clarkson .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2004-2009)
Natalie Yehezkel .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark O'Hanlon .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claire Jo Benjamin .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Jude Harrison .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Simon Turner .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Andy Kitching .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2004)
Martin Curry .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
Jo Morris .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Mooney .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)

Harry Boyd .... first assistant director (unknown episodes, 2005)
Ray Kenny .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Leather .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Claire McCourt .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sam Morris .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Shonagh Smith .... production buyer (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Peter O'Rourke .... props master / stand-by props (8 episodes, 2004-2009)
Kim Rowley .... graphic artist / art department runner (7 episodes, 2004-2009)
Peter Moran .... stand-by props (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paul Ward .... construction manager / contruction manager (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paula Barrington .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2009)
David Flower .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2009)
Michael Gleeson .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2009)
Rosie Jones .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Tandy .... production painter (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark Yarwood .... stand-by carpenter (6 episodes, 2009)
Sophie McConville .... standby art director (4 episodes, 2006)
Chris Kay .... stand-by art director / art department assistant (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lizzie Kilham .... assistant art director / art department assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Laura Barnes .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2004)
Neil O'Rourke .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2004)
Pawlo Wintoniuk .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2004)
John Condron .... daily props (2 episodes, 2007)

Ron Pritchard .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Mark Roberts .... painter (unknown episodes)
Alan Scholes .... props master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ben Brookes .... boom operator (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Patrick O'Boyle .... sound trainee / sound assistant / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Nick Steer .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Mark Briscoe .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 2004-2009)
Clare Howarth .... adr editor (6 episodes, 2009)
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Horsfall .... sound editor / sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gavin Dunn .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2004)
Mike Stewart .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Chris Atkinson .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2004)
Dave Ratcliffe .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2006)
Paul Watson .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Stunts
Crispin Layfield .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2009)
Steve Caswell .... stunt double (2 episodes, 2006)
Renny Krupinski .... fight arranger (2 episodes, 2009)
Gordon Seed .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2009)

Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rene Bishop .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daryl Patchett .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Steve Truglia .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Tubby .... clapper loader / camera trainee / ... (14 episodes, 2004-2009)
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator (12 episodes, 2004-2009)
Ken Lowe .... gaffer (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Daniel Inman .... grip (8 episodes, 2004-2009)
Len Holt .... best boy / electrician (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Eddie McCarthy .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Steve McClean .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Nightingale .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2009)
Steve Warner .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2009)
Andrew McDonnell .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Steve Smith .... assistant grip (4 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Lightening .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Mark Davenport .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2004)
Chris Hutchinson .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2004)
David Ratcliffe .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2004)
Jason Lee .... assistant grip (2 episodes, 2009)

Ian Adrian .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Gordon Craig .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Graham Hayes .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Peter Howard .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Gerry Law .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Barry Read .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Stephanie Dawes .... assistant casting director / casting assistant (11 episodes, 2004-2009)
Rachael Tooth .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Cook .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Steele .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Esther Kennerley .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2004)

Alison Cook .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Kay McIntosh .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Lynne Walsh .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Susie Harrison .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Glenn Kyte .... colorist (4 episodes, 2004-2009)
Phill Lees .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Neil Parker .... colorist (4 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ruth Price .... transportation co-captain (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Other crew
Natasha Bayford .... assistant publicist (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Helen Moran .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2004-2009)
David Robbins .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jo Calam .... head of development (6 episodes, 2009)
Dawn Comber .... picture publicist (6 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Farrell .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Nadia Jaynes .... production coordinator / production secretary (6 episodes, 2009)
Fiona McGarva .... unit publicist (6 episodes, 2009)
Hayley McKenzie .... script editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark O'Hanlon .... location manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Anita Christy .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jack Casey .... floor runner (4 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Brown .... floor runner (4 episodes, 2009)
Siân Hilton-Parry .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2006)
Nancy Bray .... production runner (3 episodes, 2007)
Tracy Lee Sapple .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Brown .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2004)
Kate Grant .... location manager (2 episodes, 2004)
Tracey Nuttall .... unit publicist (2 episodes, 2004)
Harry Oulton .... script editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Trevor Powell .... commercial manager / finance manager (2 episodes, 2004)
Jennifer Anyon .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2009)
Angela Farnworth .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2009)
Gemma Morton .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2009)

Dawn Burrows .... picture publicist (unknown episodes)
Joanna Frame .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Marc Hough .... runner (unknown episodes)
Sam James .... runner (unknown episodes)
Leigh Lorriman .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Stephen Walker .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
138 min (pilot episode) (2 parts) | 69 min (4 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:MA (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Netherlands:6 (season 1) | Netherlands:12 (seasons 2-5) | New Zealand:M (season 4)

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Quotes:
[DCI Lewis has just disciplined DI Mayne for inappropriate behaviour, and is walking along the corridor]
DI Richard Mayne:I'm holding two fingers up at you. Is that allowed?
DCI Janine Lewis:Fine.
DI Richard Mayne:You're off your head.
DCI Janine Lewis:And you're an arrogant winker.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
good series, 23 June 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Thanks to the show "Jonathan Creek," I became a fan of Caroline Quentin. She stars in "Blue Murder," a British series about a DCI Janine Lewis (Quentin) as she works police cases and deals with her chaotic private life as not only a single mom, but the mother of a new baby. The series begins when she's pregnant with her last child, and her husband Pete (Joe Tucker) has already taken off with another woman, though he and Janine haven't actually gotten a divorce. Fortunately, at least for the first years of the series, Tom is around to babysit. In the last year he and his wife move to Spain.

Janine's team consists of Ian Kelsey (Richard Mayne), with whom she has an on again/off again relationship, DS Butchers (Paul Laughlin) and DS Shap (Nicholas Murchie), all of whom create very full characters and make a good ensemble. The cases are interesting and make for good drama.

I don't think the ensemble work comes anywhere near "NCIS" or "The Closer" but over time, we get to know the team. The team doesn't have the humor and the characters don't have the individual focus of the above-mentioned shows; the emphasis is very much on its star, her family, and to a lesser extent Ian.

Really enjoyable and well-acted; sorry this didn't go longer. but what there was, was very good.

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