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Wire in the Blood 

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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robson Green ...  Dr. Tony Hill / ... 31 episodes, 2002-2008
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ...  DS Kevin Geoffries / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2008
Emma Handy ...  DC Paula McIntyre / ... 24 episodes, 2003-2008
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ...  Dr Ashley Vernon / ... 18 episodes, 2002-2007
Simone Lahbib ...  DI Alex Fielding / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2008
Hermione Norris ...  Carol Jordan / ... 14 episodes, 2002-2005
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Storyline

Dark and twisting mystery series based on the characters created by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. Set in the fictional English city of Bradfield, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is recruited as a criminal profiler for the police department. Aiding DCI Carol Jordan (and DI Alex Fielding in later episodes), the doctor's eccentric methods and deep understanding of the criminal mind help track down vicious serial killers and solve the most gruesome of crimes. Written by L. Hamre

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English

Release Date:

14 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wire in the Blood See more »

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(6 episodes) | (8 episodes)

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Stereo

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16 : 9
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Trivia

The plastic "blue bag" that Tony Hill is often seen with was gleaned from Robson Green's research for Wire in the Blood, which involved spending time with revered criminal psychologist Julian Boon, who Green describes in part as an "extraordinary, intelligent, nice guy who carried his life in a blue bag and travelled on a double-decker bus. No-one looked at him twice." See more »

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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'Coronation Street' to 'Kingdom' (2008) See more »

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10 Stars!!!
21 August 2005 | by rbranowerSee all my reviews

Brilliant series. The third episode not quite as strong a story as the first two, perhaps has something to do with the fact that it was not based directly on the books of V. McD. Robson Green is a great talent, in spite of what his fellow Newcastleian had to say above. I've enjoyed his first rate performances in two other series I've seen, and can't wait to see how his character's flirtation with D.I. Jobson develops in future episodes. Comparisons with "Cracker" seem off the mark to me. Although its one of my favorites, the only things in common with "Wire..." are forensic psychologists profiling murderous sickos, and helping the police catch 'em. Note to the producers: Have Robbie Coltraine guest as "Cracker" character in a future episode assisting Hill and Jobson! Imagine all the fun they could have conflicting professionally, not to mention romantically, vying for Jobson's attention and favors! Brilliant!


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