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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Neil Cross
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Series cast summary:
Idris Elba ...  DCI John Luther 21 episodes, 2010-2019
Dermot Crowley ...  DSU Martin Schenk / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2019
Michael Smiley ...  Benny Silver / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2019
Warren Brown ...  DS Justin Ripley 16 episodes, 2010-2015
Ruth Wilson ...  Alice Morgan 13 episodes, 2010-2019
Paul McGann ...  Mark North 11 episodes, 2010-2019
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John Luther is a police detective, and a very good one. He deals with murder cases, often involving serial killers, and has a knack for getting inside the mind of the killer. However, his methods, personality and troubled private life often get him into strife with his superiors, leading some to regard him as the problem rather than the solution. Written by grantss

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


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Michael Smiley and Babou Ceesay would both feature in Free Fire (2016), together with Enzo Cilenti who later appeared in the final season. See more »

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DSU George Stark: There was a park ranger. In America, that is. He was struck seven times by lightning. Seven times. Actually made the Guinness Book of Records for being the unluckiest guy in the world. Or maybe the luckiest guy in the world. Depends on how you look at it.
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Paradise Circus
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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)
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Please let there be another series
8 June 2010 | by martyncymroSee all my reviews

Class! What an excellent series.

I've always liked Idris Elba - maybe it's because of The Wire or maybe because his screen presence is so compelling. When our TVs schedules are filled with so much dross to have this little gem of a series appear is so refreshing.

Luther (Idris Elba) is a Detective Inspector in a Special Crimes Unit who has just returned to work after having recently recovered from a mental breakdown due to pressures of a marriage break up and over commitment to his job. His relationships with his ex-wife, his new colleague DS Ripley and a psychopathic but brilliant young lady are central to the development of the series. Each episode leaves one wanting to know how the plot will develop. There are of course the crimes to be solved and Luther's unorthodox but canny methods.

I will not divulge any more but the climatic ending to episode 6 makes one want to know 'what now?' I strongly recommend Luther who anyone who appreciates 'quality' television drama.


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