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The Field of Blood 

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Series (2011–2013)
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Glasgow 1982, a young girl investigates mysterious murders in a world of men.
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Matt Costello Matt Costello ...  Con Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Jayd Johnson ...  Paddy Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Bronagh Gallagher ...  Trisha Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Ford Kiernan ...  George McVie 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Kelsey Griffin Kelsey Griffin ...  Mary Ann Meehan 4 episodes, 2011-2013
David Morrissey ...  Murray Devlin 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Brian Pettifer ...  Father Richards 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Jonas Armstrong ...  Terry Hewitt 2 episodes, 2011
Peter Capaldi ...  Dr Pete 2 episodes, 2011
Robert Dickson Robert Dickson ...  Calum Ogilvey 2 episodes, 2011
Kevin Guthrie ...  Sean 2 episodes, 2011
Ron Donachie ...  DCI Sullivan 2 episodes, 2013
Louise Goodall Louise Goodall ...  Tracy Dempsie 2 episodes, 2011
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ...  Shug Grant 2 episodes, 2013
Alana Hood Alana Hood ...  Heather Allen 2 episodes, 2011
David Hayman ...  Red Willie McDade 2 episodes, 2013
Barrie Hunter Barrie Hunter ...  Duty Sergeant 2 episodes, 2011
Pauline King Pauline King ...  Caroline / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Stephen McCole ...  Danny Ogilvey 2 episodes, 2011
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ...  Henry Naismith 2 episodes, 2011
Amy Manson ...  Karen Burnett 2 episodes, 2013
Stuart Martin ...  DC Dan Burns 2 episodes, 2013
Des McAleer Des McAleer ...  Paul Neilson / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Martin McCardie Martin McCardie ...  Lafferty 2 episodes, 2013
Brian Vernel ...  Darren Naismith / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Michael Nardone ...  DI Michael Gallagher 2 episodes, 2013
Katherine Kelly ...  Maloney 2 episodes, 2013
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Set in Glasgow in 1982, Paddy Meehan is a young girl in a world of men; a feisty copy boy in the sexist, hard-boozing, cutthroat world of journalism. Paddy dreams of being an investigative reporter, and she grabs the opportunity when a young boy, Brian Wilcox, is kidnapped and found murdered. Paddy sees connections to a year-old crime that nobody else sees and she is determined to make it her story. But when Paddy crosses the line, she becomes outcast from her devoutly Catholic family and puts the lives of her colleagues, as well as her own, at risk. The closer she gets to the murderer, the closer she gets to murder; and the price of achieving her dream will prove greater than she can ever imagine. Written by Bye

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Ron Donachie, who plays DCI Sullivan also played another DCI, DCI Ross in The Bill (1984) See more »

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Another above-the-average British miniseries
26 August 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

This millennium has seen a big blooming of solid (mini-)series, often at the expense of films focusing on topics and audiences not to my taste any more. New angles and approaches have been developed or deepened, and distinct performers employed. Being a vast country with numerous distinct folks and regions, the UK has an endless potential to "fit in" crimes into dozens of places where local and tourists can have their joy of recognition.

The Field of Blooda takes us into the 1980ies Glasgow, when the biggest technical facilitators for both the police and journalism were pagers and then unconnected PCs... On the other hand, you could smoke and drink almost everywhere and a lot :) The crimes were still severe, and journalists have always had to "be creative" for obtaining information, but the world in those days was rather reserved than open.

Apparently the atmosphere is well created and the characters realistic, but the leading performance (Jayd Johnson as Paddy Meehan) fell down on two smaller performances - David Morrissey as Murray Devlin and Peter Capaldi as Dr. Pete Walker, particularly in dialogues. Thus "only" 7 points from me, as I have recently seen UK crime series more versatile and interesting, e.g. Shetland, What Remains, Luther, and others.


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