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DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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Series cast summary:
Idris Elba ...  DCI John Luther 21 episodes, 2010-2018
Dermot Crowley ...  DSU Martin Schenk / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2018
Michael Smiley ...  Benny Silver / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2018
Warren Brown ...  DS Justin Ripley 16 episodes, 2010-2015
Ruth Wilson ...  Alice Morgan 11 episodes, 2010-2015
Paul McGann ...  Mark North 9 episodes, 2010-2011
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DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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What if you were on the Devil's side without knowing it?


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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

17 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liuteris See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Massive Attack performs the theme songs for both Luther and House See more »

Quotes

Alice Morgan: So, I've got bullets but no gun. That's quite zen.
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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.24 (2017) See more »

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Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Dan Brown (as Daniel Jonathan Brown) and Stew Jackson (as Stewart Neville Jackson)
Performed by Massive Attack
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Brilliant
15 August 2010 | by arachnapheobiaSee all my reviews

Okay, it's been a while since i actually saw a series I liked so much. England doesn't churn out amazing movies or TV programmes by the dozen, but when they get 'em right, they get 'em perfect. And Luther is one of those gems.

A very gritty setting, and perfect execution for a detective series. Each character is very detailed and constantly evolving and growing with Idris Elba playing DCI Luther, constantly fighting his own deamons and a rich cast of characters who make his life 'interesting'.

This is a true gem of a series, and in true British style, ends the first series only after 6 episodes, leaving you wanting more and more.


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