Luther (2010–2018)
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Luther and the team are after the people involved in a violent kidnapping of Jessisca and they are in search of diamonds..

Director:

Stefan Schwartz

Writers:

Neil Cross (creator), Neil Cross
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... James Carrodus
Donatienne Dupont Donatienne Dupont ... Jessica Carrodus
Danny Lee Wynter Danny Lee Wynter ... Tom Meyer
Ania Sowinski ... Evangeline Nixon
Ross McCall ... Daniel Sugarman
Idris Elba ... DCI John Luther
Warren Brown ... DS Justin Ripley
Steven Mackintosh ... DCI Ian Reed
Saskia Reeves ... DSU Rose Teller
Indira Varma ... Zoe Luther
Paul McGann ... Mark North
Alexander Morton ... Bill Winingham
Michael Smiley ... Benny Silver
Ruth Wilson ... Alice Morgan
Graham Turner Graham Turner ... Patrick Holguin
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Storyline

DCI Luther investigates the violent kidnapping of Jessica Carrodus by a gang intent on recovering a batch of stolen diamonds. They've given the woman's husband James an hour to deliver the goods and as proof of their seriousness, have already cut out her tongue. Luther, always ready to bend the rules, retrieves diamonds from another case in the evidence locker but the delivery goes wrong. It's also revealed that one of Luther's colleagues was in on the original robbery. In the midst of all this, Luther's wife Zoe has decided to break all contact with him. When he finds her dead on her kitchen floor, he realizes all of the evidence will point to him as the killer and he goes on the run. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Luther asks his partner to call "Detective Munch, in New York. He works the Special Victims Unit." This is a possible reference to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) which stars Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch, a character which has appeared on American television for over 15 years. The character first appeared as a regular in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and later carried over to become a regular on the equally long-running SVU, also an American NBC show. See more »

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Quotes

DSU Rose Teller: So, they won't give us what we want. We can't give them what they want.
DCI John Luther: No. Can't give it to them, but we can lend it to 'em.
DSU Rose Teller: Meaning?
DCI John Luther: Let's visit the evidence safe.
DSU Rose Teller: Don't wanna hear it.
DCI John Luther: Boss, these are very special circumstances; same rules do not apply.
DSU Rose Teller: Chain of evidence is like the ten commandments: it applies unto time and all eternal. Anything in the evidence safe is sacrosanct; we tamper, we risk voiding active cases.
DCI John Luther: Only if we get found out.
DSU Rose Teller: Am I actually having this conversation? Are ...
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Connections

References Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise Circus
(Title Theme)
Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Dan Brown and Stew Jackson
Performed by Massive Attack
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Who Has the Real Integrity and Love?
11 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Once again this insanely violent series rises to the top. Luther gets a case of a kidnapped woman who is part of a fraudulent effort to pass off phony art. When a group of villains come to double cross them, the man is sent to come up with diamonds that were given as payment. He goes to the police, but he is crooked and can't be candid. She has her tongue cut out by the bad guys (I said it is violent). Everything goes south, including the fact that Luther's colleague, Ian, is in on the heist, not realizing where it would go sour. Unfortunately, everything leads to a huge price being paid for his actions. Like "Game of Thrones," characters are subject to being erased to progress the plot. While this is excellent cinema, it's very hard to watch.


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