A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serial killer in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.


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Series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  DSI Stella Gibson 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Jamie Dornan ...  Paul Spector 17 episodes, 2013-2016
John Lynch ...  ACC Jim Burns 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Aisling Franciosi ...  Katie Benedetto 16 episodes, 2013-2016
Niamh McGrady ...  PC Danielle Ferrington 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Waugh ...  Sally Ann Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Sarah Beattie Sarah Beattie ...  Olivia Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Stuart Graham ...  DCI Matthew Eastwood 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Taggart ...  DC Gail McNally 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Valene Kane ...  Rose Stagg 11 episodes, 2013-2016
David Beattie David Beattie ...  Liam Spector 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Emmett J Scanlan ...  DC Glen Martin / ... 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Richard Clements ...  DC Rick Turner 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Claire Rafferty ...  DC Christine Larkin 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Colin Morgan ...  DS Tom Anderson 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ...  PC Hagstrom / ... 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Archie Panjabi ...  Prof. Reed Smith / ... 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Karen Hassan ...  Annie Brawley 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Martina Dean 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Gerard Jordan ...  Brian Stone 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Tara Lee ...  Daisy Drake 7 episodes, 2014-2016
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Mary McCurdy 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Jonjo O'Neill ...  Tom Stagg 7 episodes, 2014-2016


A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him. Written by vhavnal

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A serial killer is on the loose... And only she can catch him. (Series 1) See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Emmett J Scanlan (Glen Martin) and Bronagh Waugh (Sally Ann Spector) previously played brother and sister in Hollyoaks (1995). They left that show at the same time to appear in this show together. See more »


Early in the series, Burns tells Stella that he's riding in a reinforced car in keeping with the dangerous climate in Belfast. Later, when Ferrington approaches to tell Burns and Stella about the Peter Piper development, Burns lowers the rear window, which wouldn't normally be possible in an armored vehicle. See more »


Paul Spector: Art is a lie. Art gives the chaos of the world an order that doesn't exist.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) See more »

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Very good thriller
13 May 2013 | by themonotonebritSee all my reviews

This is my first review on IMDb but I have used it for years.

I wanted to write about this amazing first episode I just watched, I decided to watch this because it was a featured item on BBC Iplayer, so I went into this completely in the dark.

After the 60 minutes was up I came away some what disturbed, this show really made me fell uneasy. The people who made this hit all the right notes for me, specifically in the pacing and the wonderful casting.

With out giving to much away imagine "A lion stalking it's prey" which has been done countless times before, but in this show it's really frightening and there are some very clever camera shots, particularly the scene with the swooping camera overheard in the house.

The build up throughout the episode made the end scene ever more scary, once you see it you will know what I mean about disturbing, there is only one out come, scary stuff.

I really liked The Fall and I like being scared, I hope the other episodes live up to the first.

Good job all involved.

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