Luther (2010– )
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Episode #1.3 

John Luther is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found.


Sam Miller


Neil Cross, Neil Cross (creator)

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Episode cast overview:
Catherine Hamilton Catherine Hamilton ... Kirsten Ross
Paul Rhys ... Lucien Burgess
Idris Elba ... DCI John Luther
Saskia Reeves ... DSU Rose Teller
Warren Brown ... DS Justin Ripley
Paul McGann ... Mark North
Ruth Wilson ... Alice Morgan
Indira Varma ... Zoe Luther
Andrew Tiernan ... Richard Henley
Steven Mackintosh ... DCI Ian Reed
Michael Smiley ... Benny Silver
Dermot Crowley ... DCI Martin Schenk
Mark Redguard Mark Redguard ... Policeman


Devil-worshipping Lucien Burgess abducts young mother Kirsten Ross from her house, leaving satanic messages in blood on the walls. Rose Teller links this to the similar disappearance and murder of Grace Allen, ten years earlier, the blood being identified as Grace's. Burgess was implicated but had to be released after undercover cop Richard Henley beat him up. Luther tracks Kirsten to a boat, where her dead body is found in a freezer and takes unorthodox action to trap the killer. Mark North is attacked by a gang of girls led by Alice and assumes Luther was behind it. He makes a complaint but Alice gets him to drop it by telling him she did it to get Luther back with Zoe. As a result Zoe offers Luther an olive branch - and a little more. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

31 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song accompanying the closing scene was sampled by a member of Wu Tang for a collaborative track from two of the biggest rappers of the last two decades. See more »


Alice Morgan makes a reference to pulling the legs off a fly. The saying is pulling the wings off a fly. See more »


Alice Morgan: This man Burgess; he's just a naughty child, showing off. You already know his flaw, his compulsion to dominate, to be in control, and you already know how to exploit that.
DCI John Luther: How?
Alice Morgan: Oh, come on. Change the state of play.
DCI John Luther: Yeah, well, I tried that with you, and I failed.
Alice Morgan: Only just.
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Feeling Good
Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Muse
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Another Attempted Frame
10 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Luther's being is not very popular certainly. His wife has left him and he wants her back. Alice is lurking in the background. She considers herself his ally and she imposes herself in his life. She beats up Luther's rival in love and Luther is blamed for it. The case this time is a satanic guy who kidnaps women who are young mothers, keeps them, drains their blood, and uses it to write evil messages on walls. Because he was severely beaten by a cop and let go because of it, he has managed to gain a kind of immunity. So Luther must find an unconventional method to bring him in. Meanwhile, he is being investigated for his shady police methods. It's easy to root for him because, once again, the villain is so horrible.

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