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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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Cast

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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Trivia

Writer Neil Cross said that DCI John Luther is actually a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Columbo (1971); he takes the intelligence and ability to solve crimes from Holmes and the invert detective formula from Columbo. See more »

Quotes

DSU Rose Teller: Want to know the real tragedy about marriage?
DCI John Luther: No, thanks.
DSU Rose Teller: Women always think men will change, but they don't. Men think women won't change, but they do.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 18 May 2011 (2011) See more »

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Paradise Circus
(Main title)
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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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Wow, stumbled upon this show by chance but I'm very grateful I did
11 June 2010 | by flam99See all my reviews

Let me be clear, I despise police or detective shows. It just doesn't do it for me. They throw in a new criminal each episode to fill up most of the time and add a little bit of main story progression at the very end of the episode, leaving it to the season finale to wrap things up in ONE good episode.

Luther does not do this. Luther is a ride that relentlessly takes you through a thick plot. The story is compelling and realistic. The acting is of class (I really like Idris Elba). The music choice at certain parts of the show is so fitting that a smile makes its way on my face amidst the gruesome storyline. I just think this show is spectacular.

I understand that for a lot of viewers, certain scenes of this show are difficult to watch. I consider myself capable of handling some pretty nasty stuff, but some parts even got to me. I applaud this show for being the first one in many years to give me that effect.

I would recommend this show to anyone. I truly hope it continues.


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