Murder in Mind (2001–2003)
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After killing a rent boy in a struggle, a respectable head teacher turns to his quick-witted daughter for help.


Coky Giedroyc


Anthony Horowitz, Anthony Horowitz (creator)


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Suchet ... Edward Palmer
Gillian Kearney ... Catrin Palmer
Richard Ridings ... DCI Quarry
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... DS McCorkindale (as Chiwetal Ejiofor)
James McAvoy ... Martin Vosper
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ... Jack Seddon
Kiran L. Dadlani ... Jan (as Kiran Dadlani)
Paul Chahidi ... Mike Stott
Delon Watson Delon Watson ... Carol
Shenagh Govan ... Mrs. Wilson
Joanne Unwin Joanne Unwin ... Reporter
Stanley Kaye Stanley Kaye ... News vendor


In a moment of madness respectable head teacher Edward Palmer approaches a rent boy on a council estate but the boy pulls a knife and is killed in the struggle. Palmer fears he has been seen and turns to his quick-witted daughter who devises a way out for him. However the dogged Inspector Quarry is breathing down his neck and he needs to keep his resolve if he is to escape detection. Written by don @ minifie-1

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A daughter's love.
26 April 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Edward Palmer a well respected Headmaster plans a meet with a rent boy, but the assignation goes wrong, with catastrophic consequences. Palmer looks to his daughter for help.

In one word, dark. This is around the time where TV drama was in general quite dark, with some quite bleak stories, the first in the series of Murder in Mind is no exception. It features some grizzly scenes, and some pretty graphic images of drug abuse.

What's interesting is how Catrin becomes the driving force, knowing no limits in the defence of her father.

Superbly acted, Suchet and Kearney are both first rate, the sincerity in their characters is very evident. McAvoy is terrific, how he switches from enticing and comforting to crazed and angry, very skilled.

Very sinister, expect to be shocked and surprised, particularly with the ending, 9/10.

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