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Murder in Suburbia 

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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroline Catz ...  DI Kate Ashurst / ... 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Lisa Faulkner ...  DS Emma Scribbins / ... 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Jeremy Sheffield ...  DCI Sullivan / ... 11 episodes, 2004-2005
Glen Davies Glen Davies ...  Gallimore / ... 6 episodes, 2004-2005
Stuart Nurse ...  Pathologist / ... 5 episodes, 2004-2005
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2004 (UK) See more »

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Ash & Scribbs See more »

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Carlton Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes) |

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Faulkner had a recurring role on "Murdoch Mysteries" as Murdoch's love interest, Anna Fulford. See more »

Quotes

[Ash and Scribbs have reported their progress to DCI Sullivan]
Scribbs: Wasn't he wearing that shirt yesterday?
Ash: [pulling a coin out of her pocket] Heads, his washing machine's broken. Tails, he's a dirty stop-out.
[tosses the coin]
Scribbs: Well?
Ash: You don't want to know.
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extremely light-weight programme but easy to watch
2 February 2006 | by henry999-1See all my reviews

An American chap commented earlier that 'This is the *best* whodunit mystery show that I have scene {sic} in years'. He then names some American copper-dramas that he thinks are inferior to this. I don't know the shows to which he refers, so all I can say is, well, if this is 'the *best*' then American television must really be in dire straits. MiS isn't even really a 'whodunit mystery show' at all, is it? I mean, the writing is so weak that it is not unusual for the perpetrator to come out of the attic in the last five minutes of the programme. What ever happened to the principle that the guilty party should be seen -- but not recognised -- in the _first_ five minutes?

Actually, I think the IMDb classification of this programme as Crime/Drama is altogether wrong. I think it should be Crime/Comedy. It's the banter and the inter-personal exchanges that make this programme, not the crime-solving aspect. (Have you noticed, for example, that no one else in the police station ever speaks, except for the three leads?)

This is a fantasy programme and should be appreciated as such. If our Yank friend thinks this is good 'whodunit', then he might well be interested in exploring other of the many -- and many _better_ -- of the British police / crime / mystery series over the years.

cheers,

Henry


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