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Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)

DI Tom Thorne hunts for a psychopath who may have formed a depraved partnership.


Benjamin Ross


Dudi Appleton (screenplay), Mark Billingham (novel) | 2 more credits »




Credited cast:
Joe Absolom ... Stuart Nicklin
Jaleh Alp Jaleh Alp ... Jana Lovik
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo Freddie Annobil-Dodoo ... Uniformed Copper
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Ruth Brigstocke
Mark Barrows Mark Barrows ... Officer Mitch
Claire Benedict ... Maeve Reynolds
Steph Bramwell Steph Bramwell ... Jocelyn Evans
Tom Brooke ... Martin Palmer
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Seema Khera
David Charles David Charles ... Berger
Tim Chipping ... Surveillance Officer
Estella Daniels ... Karal Turay
Malcolm Davies ... Surveillance Officer
Helen Elizabeth Helen Elizabeth ... Receptionist
O-T Fagbenle ... Dave Holland (as O.-T. Fagbenle)


Two women have been murdered within hours of one another near St. Pancras station, but in quite different ways. When a connection is made with two other murders which occurred months before, but also on the same day, DI Thorne realizes two serial killers may be at work in a macabre partnership. Written by Anonymous

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Although directly adapted from Mark Billingham's novels, there are many notable differences, including; Brigstocke (Lorraine Ashbourne)'s gender has been changed; Dave Holland (O-T Fagbenle)'s ethnicity has been changed; and Phil Hendricks (Aidan Gillen) is portrayed as a short, partly tattooed Irishman with a full head of hair, a juxtaposition of the tall, bald, heavily pierced, heavily tattooed Mancunian described in the novels. See more »


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Pretty damn good but it isn't Scott and Baily
25 March 2015 | by dalescotbatesSee all my reviews

A few reviewers here have rated this as a 1 which I really don't understand. The performances from the actors are first rate and the direction is superb for a TV series. If you compare it with Luther which, don't get me wrong, is wonderful, it's far more believable and better acted. Alright, it has the annoying tendency of all British cop shows to have a "damaged" police officer as the main protagonist, and yes, the procedures aren't exactly accurate, but this is a TV series, not a documentary. If it followed a police officer's role to the letter it would be pretty damn boring. If you want to see something like that then the nearest you'll get to it is the excellent Scott and Baily. Everybody in this show shines. It even has the superb Eddie Marsen in it! I suspect that followers of the books will be a little miffed but as I haven't read the books I couldn't give a monkey's. It might be worth bearing in mind that a book and a TV series are two different things. As for me, I'm gutted they decided not to make more series.

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31 October 2010 (UK) See more »

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Die Tränen des Mörders See more »

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1.78 : 1
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