Cold Blood (2005– )
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Cold Blood 

DS Eve Granger goes in search for answers as to the whereabouts of a young girl, Emma Foley, who disappeared some years previously - and could have become the ninth and final victim of serial killer Brian Wicklow.





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Episode complete credited cast:
... Eve Granger
... Jake Osbourne
... Brian Wicklow
Patrick Drury ... Tom Welburn
... Ajay Roychowdury
... Professor Kerr
... Jan
Elizabeth Bennett ... Annie Granger
Jane Lowe ... Mary Osbourne
... Ray Jackman
Paul Oldham ... Kevin Honeycutt
Ann Beach ... Lynn
Loreto Murray ... Doctor
Andrew McHugh ... Journalist
Paul Gabriel ... PC Neal Doyle


Brian Wicklow is a cultured but extremely dangerous serial killer, imprisoned for the murder of eight women. However a ninth victim, Emma Foley, was never found and inspector Eve Granger with her colleague Ajay Roychowdry are sent to interview Wicklow as to her whereabouts, having been warned that he has a razor sharp mind and will attempt to manipulate them, which he does, demanding more information than he gives. Eve's old flame, toy restorer Jake Osbourne, imprisoned for killing his wife and her lover, a policeman, shared a cell for a while with Wicklow and Eve, courting disapproval as Jake killed a police officer, uses his knowledge in her bid to outwit Wicklow. Ultimately Emma's body is located but in a sense it is as much a victory for Wicklow as for the police. Written by don @ minifie-1

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19 October 2005 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Followed by Cold Blood: Cold Blood 2 (2007) See more »

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Tonight Matthew I Shall Be Ripping Off Famous Thrillers
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was well publicised due to the fact it featured STARS IN THEIR EYES presenter Matthew Kelly in a straight acting role as a convicted serial killer . No don't laugh , Mr Kelly has appeared in several sitcoms and spends Christmas time acting in family pantomimes and I hear he's very good at playing Captain Hook in PETER PAN down by the seaside . You think he's a camp TV presenter ? Oh no he isn't

It's Kelly's role that's the most talked about aspect to this TV drama and one can't thinking it's talked about for the wrong reasons . Clean shaven and bespectacled Kelly plays Brian Wicklow a serial killer sentenced to the rest of his life in prison . Alas Wicklow resembles Timothy Lumbsden from BBC sitcom SORRY rather than a cold blooded killer and this makes the story unintentionally laughable . The other convicts aren't exactly terrified by him either and they break wind in his general direction . I was expecting the insult of " Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberry " to be hurled at Wicklow . Oh and Wicklow takes hissy fits at the other prisoners . I defy you to watch this without tears running down your legs

No doubt the producers were hoping COLD BLOOD was going to be a disturbing and haunting adult thriller but instead of coming up with ideas of their own they ripped off other superior thrillers , I mean the plot line involves things we've already seen before in MESSIAH ( he's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy ) ,CRACKER and most obvious of all SILENCE OF THE LAMBS where the cops delve into the mind of Wicklow to find out how a serial killer acts ( Hopefully better than anyone else in this production - That shouldn't be too difficult ) which leads me to ask if we'll ever see Sir Anthony Hopkins presenting a TV talent show where the contestants dress up as their favourite pop star and belt out their hits ? I should hope not

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