The Field of Blood (2011–2013)
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The Dead Hour: Part 1 

Not Rated | | Thriller | Episode aired 8 August 2013
Paddy investigates the killing of a human-rights lawyer.


David Kane


Denise Mina (book), David Kane




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jayd Johnson ... Paddy Meehan
Ford Kiernan ... George McVie
David Morrissey ... Murray Devlin
Katherine Kelly ... Maloney
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Con Meehan
Ron Donachie ... DCI Sullivan
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ... Shug Grant
Bronagh Gallagher ... Trisha Meehan
Kelsey Griffin Kelsey Griffin ... Mary Ann Meehan
David Hayman ... Red Willie McDade
Finn Den Hertog ... Danny Burnett
Patricia Kavanagh Patricia Kavanagh ... Vhari Burnett
Bryan Lowe Bryan Lowe ... Young Reporter
Kevin Mains Kevin Mains ... Comedian
Amy Manson ... Karen Burnett


1984:- The miners are on strike and in Glasgow NUM leader Red Willie McDade is suspected of hiding their assets so that the government cannot freeze them. Paddy Meehan and George McVie, reporters for the Daily News, arrive at the scene of a disturbance with police in attendance. However an Irishman assures the journalists that everything is all right and gives them money to leave. The alleged victim, left-wing lawyer Vhari Burnett, declines to press charges but next day Paddy learns that Vhari was murdered. Later the corpse of another lawyer Mark Thillingly, who supported the miners,is pulled from the river. Suicide is assumed, his widow claiming that he had been depressed and behaving oddly before his death. Paddy hands the police the money the Irishman gave her on which are found the finger-prints of Irish gangster Lafferty, though he is not the man Paddy saw at the house. New editor-in-chief Maloney arrives, announcing redundancies to stream-line the paper and make it more populist... Written by don @ minifie-1

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16 August 2019 | by schubej-1See all my reviews

Jayd Johnson was the central character in the Field of Blood Series, this being the second installment. David Morrissey of Walking Dead fame plays the part of a Newspaper Editor. Peter Capaldi, recently Doctor Who, was also in the first series. In the first series she was a "copy boy" for a small newspaper near Glasgow, Scotland. In this series she is an aggressive reporter/journalist. In both series she is a person who tries to resolve crimes as a news person and at the same time do the right thing for her family that she lives with. The only unfortunate issue was the fact that both series were only two episodes. And equally disappointing is the fact that the talented Jayd Johnson has not appeared in anything since.

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