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Messiah 

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Stott ...  Red Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Frances Grey ...  Kate Beauchamp 2 episodes, 2001
Jamie Draven Jamie Draven ...  Jez Clifton 2 episodes, 2001
Kieran O'Brien ...  Eric Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Ray Trickitt ...  D.C. Nixon 2 episodes, 2001
Neil Dudgeon ...  Duncan Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Michelle Forbes ...  Susan Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Art Malik ...  D.C.S. Emerson 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Woodward ...  Rev. Stephen Hedges 2 episodes, 2001
Colin Gourley Colin Gourley ...  Roger Parkin 2 episodes, 2001
Billie-Claire Wright Billie-Claire Wright ...  Chloe 2 episodes, 2001
Ron Berglas ...  Lubezski 2 episodes, 2001
Howard Crossley Howard Crossley ...  D.C. Freeman 2 episodes, 2001
Eddie Cooper Eddie Cooper ...  Sam Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Gillian Taylforth Gillian Taylforth ...  Helen Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Alison Reeves 2 episodes, 2001
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

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Release Date:

26 May 2001 (UK) See more »

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Messiah See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The conclusion of the TV series is set on Millenium Eve. However, in the novel, the conclusion is at Easter. See more »

Quotes

D.C.I. Redfern 'Red' Metcalfe: He's killing the apostles. He's killing the apostles!
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Followed by Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002) See more »

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Decent but not much more then that
10 January 2015 | by erwinpeetersSee all my reviews

I decided to watch this based on the rating here and the positive reviews.

I don't agree with the high rating and the very positive reviews, while this is not a bad mini series it's nothing special either in my opinion. Some compare it to Se7en, that is absolutely not the case.

It is your average,run off the mill, cop vs serial killer scenario, without giving too much away of the plot i can say that it baffles me that the the connection wasn't made earlier (i did and nothing is given away). So i was watching this thinking there had to be another plot twist that i missed, i didn't.

Furthermore, the production is average, the acting is above average but what annoys me with these kind of series that there always has to be something wrong with the "hero". Either a drinking problem, separated, dead child or you name it. Why is that? In my opinion, if you have nothing to do an a rainy Sunday afternoon you can watch this but don't expect anything too much. They tried too hard.


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