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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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 DCI John Luther (17 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 DS Justin Ripley (16 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 DSU Martin Schenk / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Benny Silver / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Alice Morgan (11 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mark North (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 DCI Erin Gray / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 DCI Ian Reed (7 episodes, 2010)
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 DSU Rose Teller (7 episodes, 2010)
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 Zoe Luther (7 episodes, 2010)
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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What if you were on the Devil's side without knowing it?


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Both Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson have co-starred with Dominic West: he on The Wire (2002) and she on The Affair (2014). See more »

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DSU Martin Schenk: I know men like you the way you know men like me, and I know you wouldn't have done this if you believed there was the least chance of it coming back on you. Well, guess what: it's come back on you like the Hand of God, and the next words from your mouth will determine the weight and velocity of the staggering tonnage of shit that's about to plummet onto your head.
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Paradise Circus
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Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Daniel Jonathan Brown and Stewart Neville Jackson
Performed by Massive Attack
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Finally a detective show thats unique!!!!!
2 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When i heard that Idris Elba was doing a BBC series i almost hoped it would be a one season-er, but i have to admit this is probably the most enjoyable BBC series in years. Finally a show that relates to the real life of a copper instead of the stupid mistakes we always can identify on shows like CSI, sorry David Caruso but you cannot act for a toffee, not even a bland one. One thing that makes this show so unique is its reality, not all of the episode is committed to the case and its interests, some how it still makes time to experience the personal problems of a copper with people breathing down his neck 24/7. All in all i take my hat off to this show and hail for some more episodes in the near future!!!


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