When a dismembered and mutilated body of a beautiful young woman is found, the copycat murderer contacts a journalist to point out similarities to the infamous Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles in 1947.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Holmes ...
Amanda Lawrence ...
Stuart Organ ...
DCI Morgan
Sharon Bilkin
Louise Pennel
Thusitha Jayasundera ...
Veronica Malins
Hildegard Neil ...
Mrs. Florence Pennel
Claire Benedict ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Mrs. Hughes (as Olwen Fouéré)


D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters from somebody likening the murder to that of a girl nick-named the Black Dahlia in America in 1947,which was never solved. The letters call Louise the Red Dahlia. Her flat-mate tells Anna that Louise has answered an advertisement for a personal assistant and was receiving gifts from a mysterious older man. Then Richard gets a phone call,which he tapes,from somebody claiming to be the killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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4 January 2010 (UK)  »

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DCI James Langton: [to his team about details of the murder] I want a tight lid on this - complete presss embargo!
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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