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

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[Ash and Scribbs watch DCI Sullivan walk to his car]
Scribbs: If he turns out to be gay, I'm going to shoot myself.
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Addictive
21 December 2017 | by jsrthetaSee all my reviews

I have sampled a lot of series. I can be easily bored, and often I will last through two or three episodes, but then start to lose interest. This is not a slam on the various series, just a quirk with me. (If I'm really going to hate something, I'll know after one episode.)

This show did not follow that pattern with me, as I watched the first six in one sitting. It would be easy, at least as a Yank, to compare this to Midsomer Murders. And it wouldn't be far off to say it is a less over-the-top variation on that show. But that wouldn't be fair, as Caroline Catz and Lisa Faulkner are more believable as partners than either of the Barnabys and their various DSes. One review I saw called this show "wry," and that's a very good word for it. You won't bust out laughing very often (2-3 times per show), but you'll have a smile fixed on your face for the entire viewing.

Murder in Suburbia never takes itself seriously, as one would expect, but it has a certain sophistication nonetheless. Most of all, it is compulsively watchable and as comfortable as your favorite jeans.

Can't miss.


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