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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 (12 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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All three seasons end with the same line of dialogue: "now what?" See more »

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Alice Morgan: Some little girls grow up wanting ponies. I always wanted to be a widow.
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Referenced in Only Connect: Episode #11.8 (2015) See more »

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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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Brilliant
15 August 2010 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's been a while since i actually saw a series I liked so much. England doesn't churn out amazing movies or TV programmes by the dozen, but when they get 'em right, they get 'em perfect. And Luther is one of those gems.

A very gritty setting, and perfect execution for a detective series. Each character is very detailed and constantly evolving and growing with Idris Elba playing DCI Luther, constantly fighting his own deamons and a rich cast of characters who make his life 'interesting'.

This is a true gem of a series, and in true British style, ends the first series only after 6 episodes, leaving you wanting more and more.


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