Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)
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The Colour of Amber 

When an 11-year old girl is seen being dragged into a car kicking and screaming, the police issue an Amber alert. As the minutes and hours pass by, they know their chances of rescuing the ... See full summary »


Peter Hoar


Alan Whiting (screenplay by), Val McDermid (based on characters created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Antoinette Carr Antoinette Carr ... Dawn Stringer
Montserrat Roig de Puig ... Mrs Garcia
William Key William Key ... Paul Stringer
Robson Green ... Dr Tony Hill
Lee Battle Lee Battle ... Chris London
Eamon Geoghegan Eamon Geoghegan ... Young Offenders' Officer
Thomas Byrne ... Ben Fielding
Simone Lahbib ... DI Alex Fielding
Emma Handy ... DC Paula McIntyre
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ... DS Kevin Geoffries
Liam Mower Liam Mower ... Mikey Adams
Dominic Kemp Dominic Kemp ... Graham Fletcher
Adjoa Andoh ... Celeste Davies
Christopher Colquhoun Christopher Colquhoun ... ACCJames Morrison
Antoina Kemi Coker Antoina Kemi Coker ... DC Mary-Ann Burgess (as Antonia Kemi Coker)


When an 11-year old girl is seen being dragged into a car kicking and screaming, the police issue an Amber alert. As the minutes and hours pass by, they know their chances of rescuing the girl diminishes. As Tony Hill reviews the evidence however, he becomes less and less convinced that this is an abduction by a stranger and believes that the girl must have known her attacker. The missing girl's mother is overwrought and her stepfather has a conviction for assault. A sudden twist however changes the entire nature of the investigation leading Tony and DI Alex Fielding to realize they had made a fundamental error at the outset. Written by garykmcd

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11 July 2007 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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You can't hack almost 30 min from a mystery without ruining it entirely!
21 February 2008 | by real_hiflyerSee all my reviews

Now in it's sixth season, Wire In The Blood is an extremely good British drama series starring Robson Green as a psychologist helping police profile serial killers. That said I was really looking forward to Season five. For the first time I was completely disappointed with every episode. I thought the series had simply run out of steam, the usual quality severely eroded. I resigned myself to an uninspiring sixth season. Low and behold I discovered an extended version on the internet, and discovered that about 23 minutes had been hacked out of the story-line. In every episode of season 5. Some types of movie to TV films can be edited for time to conform to the time slots allotted. But this was made for TV originally. There is no room for editing out scenes. Every scene is intrinsic to this typically highly charged and riveting series. So I am writing this for two reasons. One to let fans know the series hasn't imploded, and two, in the hopes that someone from the production company reads this and realizes they're cutting their own throats by permitting the butchery up to 46 minutes out of a two part episode and providing a solidly second rate product. I've since re-watched the unedited versions of some of season five, but even though they were better, it's hardly the same knowing whodunnit from the onset. Episode one of the sixth season has already aired - again butchered, and I refuse to watch it until I can get hold of what's being called the 'extended version', which is really the episode as it was meant to be viewed with nothing 'extended' about it. With any other show I'd have just stopped watching altogether. However Robson Green is an excellent charismatic actor portraying a complex character with his own set of problems to deal with, and the series 1 through 4 were so good I hate to see this travesty lead the series into cancellation. The nine out of ten vote reflects how good these are when you watch them the way they were initially intended.

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