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Messiah: The Harrowing 

Red Metcalfe's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell.


Boris Starling




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Series cast summary:
Ken Stott ...  Red Metcalfe / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Neil Dudgeon ...  DI Duncan Warren 3 episodes, 2005
Helen McCrory ...  Dr. Rachel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Maxine Peake ...  DS Vickie Clarke 3 episodes, 2005
Hugo Speer ...  DI Jack Price 3 episodes, 2005
Harriet Walter ...  Professor Robb 3 episodes, 2005
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ...  Richard Eccleshall 3 episodes, 2005
Beatie Edney ...  Grace Eccleshall 3 episodes, 2005
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ...  Evelyn McArdle 3 episodes, 2005
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ...  Henry McArdle 3 episodes, 2005
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ...  Tim Evans 3 episodes, 2005
Gil Brailey Gil Brailey ...  Coroner 3 episodes, 2005
Mat Ruttle Mat Ruttle ...  Daniel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Alice Bird ...  Isabel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Imogen Byron ...  Jaqueline Price 3 episodes, 2005
Kay Purcell Kay Purcell ...  Prof Uhomi 3 episodes, 2005
Keir Mills ...  Billy Edwards 3 episodes, 2005
Harry Williams Harry Williams ...  Forensic Officer 3 episodes, 2005
Serena Harris Serena Harris ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 2005
Amarjit Bassan ...  Officer 3 episodes, 2005
Jocelyn Barker Jocelyn Barker ...  Paula Scott 3 episodes, 2005
Laura Wells Laura Wells ...  Tamzin Green 3 episodes, 2005
Ian Midlane Ian Midlane ...  Franco Giardello 3 episodes, 2005
Frank Scantori Frank Scantori ...  John Giardello 3 episodes, 2005
Helen Modern Helen Modern ...  Steph Baker 3 episodes, 2005
Andrew McCulloch ...  Father James 3 episodes, 2005
Robert Hickson ...  Simon Emerson 3 episodes, 2005
Russell Tovey ...  Robbie McManus, Police Technician 3 episodes, 2005
Shane Zaza ...  Police Technician 3 episodes, 2005
Harry Miller Harry Miller ...  Foreman 3 episodes, 2005
Aaron Neil ...  Stephen Cotter, Solicitor 3 episodes, 2005
Kate Lynn Evans Kate Lynn Evans ...  Nancy Roberts 3 episodes, 2005
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  Sara Knightley 3 episodes, 2005
Derek Ezenagu Derek Ezenagu ...  Crime Scene Officer 3 episodes, 2005
Anthony May ...  Mr. Brown, Undertaker 3 episodes, 2005
Bill Thomas ...  Flower Seller 3 episodes, 2005
Paige Gooden Paige Gooden ...  Detective 2 episodes, 2005


When the team arrive at a van abandoned on landfill sight they soon realise this is a case, the like they have never seen before. The van door is locked, the glass darkened, an angry buzzing inside. Phoebe is in the front seat, wasps crawling in and out of her open mouth: SAVE ME is written in blood on the windscreen. Red's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell here on earth. Written by Publicity

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DCI Red Metcalfe: There is no greater pain then to remember in our present grief, past happiness.
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Alternate Versions

In Germany the three original episodes were edited by the German broadcasting station ZDF into two movies, both 85 minutes long. See more »


Follows Messiah: The Promise (2004) See more »

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this is some of the best work the bbc have done in years!!!
5 September 2005 | by ross_bibSee all my reviews

if you love series like prime suspect, you will love this smart offering from the BBC. For the three nights it was on I was glued to the screen. Everyone in the cast has out done past work on messiah and other programmes they have done in the past. It was good strong drama for the bank holiday weekend, the story develops with each murder and you find yourself playing detective along with "red" and his team. Messiah does not spoon feed you like some dramas tend to do but makes you work as hard as the characters do in trying to figure out what is going on. Each Character has dimensions and layers and as the case gets more harrowing you learn more about them. The stars of Messiah may not be Brad and Morgan but they can hold their own in this. England is free of rain in this drama on a bank holiday weekend for once. This series should be on more often. the only thing left to say is: watch it, watch it!

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28 August 2005 (UK) See more »

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Gyilkos megváltó: A szívszaggató See more »

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London, England, UK

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