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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".
DS Luke Stone's mobile phone uses the theme from the '70s classic British cop show The The Sweeney (1975) for its ringtone. See more »
[Stone has found a witness who saw a killer enter the building where the killing took place; a homeless man who was under a tree by the entrance]
D. I. Susan Alembic:
[pointing to the witness]
Him as your key witness? You'll be laughed out of court!
DS Luke Stone:
This from a senior investigating officer who employs a psychic!
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Not only do the two leading actors have a sort of rare chemistry (not in a romantic way, but they just click really well together), the murder mysteries are fantastic and the outcome is revealed only in the last minutes of the show. They keep you guessing and on your toes.
It's not as sensationalistic as most of the American cop shows; Murder City leans heavily on a good plot instead of action packed sequences. Amanda Donahoe is great as Susan Alembic; witty, very determined and also down to earth, whereas Kris Marshall provides comical relief as well as an interesting perspective on...... just about everything. To conclude; in my opinion, this is another great British cop show.
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