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Murder on the Home Front (2013)

Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.

Director:

Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

David Kane, Molly Lefebure (memoirs by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patrick Kennedy ... Lennox Collins
Tamzin Merchant ... Molly Cooper
Emerald Fennell ... Issy Quennell
James Fleet ... Professor Stephens
David Sturzaker David Sturzaker ... Freddie Wilkins
Iain McKee ... DS Brady
Ryan Gage ... Danny Hastings
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Holly Atkins Holly Atkins ... Mrs. Clayton
Joey Batey ... Dixie
Susie Blake ... Miss Jenkins
John Bowe ... Ronald Terry
Richard Bremmer ... Charlie Maxton
Letty Butler ... Gilda
Jake Curran ... Beckett
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes ... Jane
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Storyline

At the height of the London blitz Dr Lennox Collins,pioneer of the new forensic science,is enlisted by DI Wilkins after prostitute Mary Williams is strangled and a swastika carved on her tongue. Wilkins' chief suspect is shy young Anglo-German Wilfred Ziegler,who found the body but Lennox dismisses this as Ziegler is left-handed and the killer was not.The trail leads to the Metropole club,frequented by Mary,where Lennox's new assistant Molly meets the sinister owner Danny Hastings but then two more women are killed in the same way. A rent boy places closet gay actor Ronald Terry at the scene of the last murder though Terry denies seeing anything. However Lennox and Molly are soon investigating Terry's apparent suicide - which they work out is murder. Lennox takes Hastings' DNA but is attacked by men in gas masks and,when Wilkins is taken off the case after bullying Ziegler into a confession, it looks as if Hastings has corrupt police officers in his pocket. Acting separately Lennox ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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London 1940. The Blitz. Murder, mayhem and the birth of modern forensics.


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Trivia

The aircraft in the opening titles have D Day marking on the wings but it is set in 1940 See more »

Goofs

During the title sequence the tail-fin of the German bomb dropping over London is that of a "Tallboy" - a British bomb. and not available in 1940. it also seems as if the bombers are dropping bombs nose-first. The predominant bomber during the Blitz, the He111, dropped them tail-first initially. See more »

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Great find on Netflix
26 December 2014 | by gsflash1See all my reviews

I gave it 9 out of 10 because I found it very entertaining. I've read some comments about accuracy (who cares); it's all about the storyline which I thought held up. In the end I want to be entertained and this film accomplished that. Very refreshing compared to the trash we have to see on TV in the US.

I also read other comments on the IMDb message board about the acting and in general that the production was like a high school play. Come on? I think the acting was fine.

In general throughout the entire movie I think they got the look and feel of the era right. I've also seen that they plan on making this into a series. Should be good!!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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