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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
13 March 2004 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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".
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One of The *BEST* Episodic Whodunit Shows See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 6)
Caroline Catz ... DI Kate Ashurst / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)

Lisa Faulkner ... DS Emma Scribbins / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)

Jeremy Sheffield ... DCI Sullivan / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Glen Davies ... Gallimore / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2005)

Stuart Nurse ... Pathologist / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Series Directed by
Roger Goldby (3 episodes, 2005)
Edward Bennett (2 episodes, 2004)
David Innes Edwards (2 episodes, 2004)
Douglas Mackinnon (2 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Fox Bassett (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Nick Collins (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Simon McCleave (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Scott Cherry (2 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Sharon Bloom .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Matthew Patnick .... line producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Joy Spink .... producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Jean Holdsworth .... line producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Tim Whitby .... producer (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh (4 episodes, 2004)
John Kenway (2 episodes, 2004)
Danny Cohen (2 episodes, 2005)
Jim O'Donnell (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andrew McClelland (2 episodes, 2004)
Nick McPhee (2 episodes, 2004)
Patrick Moore (2 episodes, 2004)
Fergus MacKinnon (2 episodes, 2005)
Dave Thrasher (2 episodes, 2005)
Tim Waddell (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Karen Evans (6 episodes, 2004)
Sally Fincher (6 episodes, 2004)
Janie Frazer (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Tim Hutchinson (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher (6 episodes, 2004)
James Lewis (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (6 episodes, 2004)
Rosalind Ebbutt (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Candice Banks .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kate Thompson .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jane Walker .... makeup designer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Production Management
Neil Grimshaw .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2004)
Mark O'Hanlon .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2005)
Kim Simon .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2005)
Simon Nixon .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2004)
Emma Reid .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2004)

Juliet Gale .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Foster .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Simon Dale .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2004)
Anna Kemp .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
John Bennett .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2004)
Elena Gabrilatsou .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2005)
Mel Nortcliffe .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
Simon Turner .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)

Casey Levie .... third assistant director: additional photography (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Art Department
Jennifer Griggs .... stand-by art director / set dresser (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mike Smith .... production buyer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Peter Hallam .... prop master / property master (6 episodes, 2004)
Will Ayres .... stand-by props / standby props (6 episodes, 2005)
Barry Gates .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2005)
Philip Hooton .... stand-by props / standby props (6 episodes, 2005)
Neil Murrum .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2005)
Roy O'Connor .... property master (6 episodes, 2005)
Rolf Snellgrove .... stand-by carpenter / standby carpenter (6 episodes, 2005)
Oli van der Vijver .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2004)
Harry Cable .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2004)
Ian Cooper .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2004)
Gareth Thomas .... art department assistant / assistant art director / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paul Carter .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Simon Bishop .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2004)
Gareth Bull .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2004)
Hayden Collow .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Andy Griffin .... sound maintenance (6 episodes, 2004)
Michael Maroussas .... effects editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Dave Sansom .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2005)
Spock Watson .... sound maintenance (6 episodes, 2005)
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2005)
Richard Sillitto .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2004)
Peter Gates .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2005)
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2005)
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Richardson .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2005)

Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 2005)
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Chaisty .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2004)
Keith Mead .... grip (6 episodes, 2004)
Steve Murray .... a-camera/steadicam operator / camera operator (6 episodes, 2004)
Garry Owen .... best boy (6 episodes, 2004)
Steve Warner .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 2004)
Peter Brimson .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2005)
Sam Kite .... best boy (6 episodes, 2005)
Doug Newton .... grip (6 episodes, 2005)
Colin Seers .... rigger (6 episodes, 2005)
Roger Sabarwal .... electrician (5 episodes, 2005)
Oliver Thomas .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2004)
Paddy Blake .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2005)
Mike Rees .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 2005)
Mark Day .... electrician (3 episodes, 2004)
Guy Hammond .... electrician (3 episodes, 2005)
Adrian Mackay .... electrician (3 episodes, 2005)
Christian Abomnes .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2004)
Adam Coles .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2004)
Jay Jay Odedra .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2004)
John Sturt .... electrician (2 episodes, 2004)
Lucy Bristow .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Andy Hill .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2005)
Zac Nicholson .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Adrian O'Toole .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2005)
Camilla Drennan .... camera trainee (1 episode, 2004-2005)
 
Series Casting Department
Stephanie Dawes .... assistant casting director (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Sandler .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Aaron Timperley .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2004)
Natalie Humphries .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Pratten .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
Sheena Gunn .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2004)
Katie Stathoris .... costume trainee (5 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colourist / telecine colourist (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Steven Lee .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Lindsey Dillion-Massey .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Claire Dodgson .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Shane Warden .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2004)

Simon Giblin .... on-line editor (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Claire Hildred .... production secretary / floor runner (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lisa Vanoli .... publicity editor / press officer (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Liz Malcolm .... production executive (6 episodes, 2004)
Sheila Price .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2004)
Andrea Sapsford .... script editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Katherine Tibbetts .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2004)
Nicholas Wade .... location manager (6 episodes, 2004)
Owen Brown .... assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2005)
Julie Burnell .... production executive (6 episodes, 2005)
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (6 episodes, 2005)
Tim Maw .... location manager (6 episodes, 2005)
David Robbins .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2005)
Amanda Wasey .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Polly Buckle .... assistant script editor (4 episodes, 2004)
Caroline Holder .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2004)
Imogen Cooper .... script editor (3 episodes, 2005)
Polly Williams .... script editor (3 episodes, 2005)
Malcolm Cooper .... police advisor (2 episodes, 2004)
Charlie Hampton .... assistant script editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Jo Lazarus .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2004)
Lisa Mail .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2004)
Lizz Pavitt .... production runner (2 episodes, 2004)
Jane Burrows .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Heather Storr .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Val White .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)

Clair Chrysler .... stand-in: Lisa Faulkner (unknown episodes, 2004)
 

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52 min (6 episodes) | UK:60 min (including commercials)
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Trivia:
Caroline Catz and Lisa Faulkner strongly considered swapping characters, as they felt that they were extremely similar to the character that the other was playing.See more »
Quotes:
[Ash and Scribbs have just interviewed a school Headmaster about his murdered secretary]
Scribbs:He convinced me.
Ash:Bet that's not the first time you made a Headmaster cry.
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40 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
One of The *BEST* Episodic Whodunit Shows, 19 February 2005
Author: terraphan from United States

For an American saturated with "CSI," "Law & Order," and their spin-offs and clones, "Murder in Suburbia" is completely refreshing. This is the *best* whodunit mystery show that I have scene in years. The show ran on BBC America here in the U.S., in late 2004 and early 2005.

The show revolves around a Detective Duo: DI Kate 'Ash' Ashurst (Caroline Katz) and DS Emma 'Scribbs' Scribbins (Lisa Faulkner). 'Ash' and 'Scribbs' are both single, young women, with 'Ash' having a higher rank than 'Scribbs.' During each episode, the Duo lament about their single lives, which provides for the lighter moments in the show. Jeremy Sheffield also stars as DCI Sullivan, the Duo's boss.

This is not "CSI" or "Crossing Jordan," where in those series, technology tends to 'solves' the crime more than old-fashioned gumshoe brainpower. Each episode (so far) concentrates on a single murder, rather than two separate murders, which is the usual formula of "CSI" or 'Jordan.' This show is concerned with the mystery of the murder and paints a much fuller picture of the victim's life and situation, than most shows. It also helps that the run time for each episodes about 52 minutes (without commercials) compared to the forty-some minutes for most hour-long U.S. series.

The show is very faithful to the whodunit formula, allowing the viewer to try to solve the crime along with main characters. When the Duo interviews someone, this is not one or two questions, but many questions, which can be in rapid-fire succession, packing a lot more information than most mystery series. Fingerprints and DNA do play a role in the mysteries, but they are secondary to the *WHY* of the murder.

The *WHY* of the murder is the most intriguing aspect of each episode. Each episode shows a hidden layer of suburbia, from sophisticated dating services, real "wife-swapping," hidden pasts, and more.

If you prefer dark and gritty "crime dramas" or are looking for developed main characters, this series is probably not for you. But if you are looking for an intriguing whodunit with a bit of humor and where the mystery is the focus of each episode , this series is for you.

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