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Cry me a River: Part 1 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 18 May 2003
DCI Janine Lewis, faced with a disintegrating marriage and an unforeseen addition to the family, investigates the murder of a teacher.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Kelsey ...
Lesley Tulley
Nicholas Murchie ...
DC Chen
Ceallach Spellman ...
Catherine Jenkins ...
Eleanor Lewis
Michael Lewis (as Geoff Breton)
Maxine Burth ...
Matt Rutter ...
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Dean Hendrix


Middle-aged DCI Janine Lewis, faced with an unfaithful husband and an unforeseen pregnancy, tries to keep her family functioning while she investigates the murder of a school teacher in his garden allotment. A former student with a grudge and the victim's wife fall under suspicion as Janine is pressured by her supervisor to get results. Written by

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Murder cold and blue in Manchester, England
10 June 2008 | by (Olliergues, France) – See all my reviews

The story is simple but tricky enough to let you get lost in some contradictory details. You are all the more lost because the obvious elements are leading you astray, along the path of a serial killer, when it is not, along the path of rotten young people when it is the adults, teachers and school-principals mind you, who are. You are phased out by love when that love can find some real soil in a relation of the master-slave type. And of course we are in England, so no deluxe free scientific police or forensics because it is expensive, and hurry up because we have to fulfill our targeted objectives in efficiency and productivity, as if crime and criminal investigations had anything to do with efficiency, productivity and nothing to do with high level technology and patience, a lot of patience. The Detective Chief Superintendent is a blind idiot creating stress with his whip that wants to beat some clear water into mayonnaise. Add to it that the poor Detective Chief Inspector is a woman, pregnant, divorced and with three kids, one already in his mid-teens and you have the perfect overdose of stress to end up in a hospital. And she manages, with a lot of luck it is true, to get a culprit, with hard evidence and a confession. The crime is sordid, like life, but the series is British so the actors are regular actors who do act properly and convincingly. They even know how to cry without looking or sounding like mooing cows or meowing cats, both with a sore throat. And that is what I like in British series. The good acting and the intricate plot. What's more the series is long enough for us not to be rushed through the action at a TGV or Eurostar speed. And of course the solution is not necessarily what we were expecting and it avoids the worst worn out humdrum pedophile outcome, since for once teachers and school principals, at least those implied in this case, were not child molesters not teenager rapists. Good entertainment.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines

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