Cold Blood (2005–2008)
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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.


Stuart Orme


Tom Needham


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jemma Redgrave ... Eve Granger
John Hannah ... Jake Osbourne
Matthew Kelly ... Brian Wicklow
Patrick Drury Patrick Drury ... Tom Welburn
Ace Bhatti ... Ajay Roychowdury
David Calder ... Professor Kerr
Kerry Fox ... Jan
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ... Annie Granger
Jane Lowe Jane Lowe ... Mary Osbourne
Jack Brady ... Ray Jackman
Paul Oldham Paul Oldham ... Kevin Honeycutt
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Lynn
Loreto Murray Loreto Murray ... Doctor
Andrew McHugh Andrew McHugh ... Journalist
Paul Gabriel 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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Release Date:

19 October 2005 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Strong opening episode
11 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Cold Blood was definitely a big deal for ITV back in 2005, how I miss that format of drama, one or two long episodes, compared to the six hour long episodes we now get for every single new drama.

Cold Blood was punchy, hard hitting, quite grim in terms of material. It's not a plot that was particularly original, it had been done before, and has been done since, many times. The standout feature, was without a doubt the performance of Matthew Kelly, I can remember at the time thinking how awful, the former You Bet presenter was going to be, but boy did he prove me wrong, the standout performance, and single best thing about this drama, he was incredible, so cold and sinister, what a big surprise. I am so disappointed that he hasn't gone on to do other things, as he clearly can act.

A solid drama, and whilst it's not remarkable for its story, Kelly's performance was exactly that, remarkable. 7/10

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