Luther (2010– )
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Episode #4.1 

While on a leave of absence, Luther is suddenly dragged back into his former life in London to battle the demons of his past and to stop a cannibal serial killer.


Sam Miller


Neil Cross (created by), Neil Cross

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Episode cast overview:
Idris Elba ... DCI John Luther
Warren Brown ... DS Justin Ripley
Joanna Croll ... Chloe Morley
John Heffernan ... Steven Rose
Darren Boyd ... DCI Theo Bloom
Rose Leslie ... DS Emma Lane
Laura Haddock ... Megan Cantor
Dermot Crowley ... DSU Martin Schenk
Michael Smiley ... DS Benny Silver
Michael Obiora ... Errol Minty
Simone James Simone James ... Mel Cornelius
Patrick Malahide ... George Cornelius
Charlotte Pyke ... Roberta Wise


Luther is informed of Alice Morgan's death, leading to his abduction of gangster George Cornelius, who is allegedly responsible for her murder. Soon afterwards he is called in by his boss Martin Schenk to help catch a serial killer who eats his victims' organs. All the victims had spy-ware installed by Steven Rose but when Luther leads a raid on Rose's house it is empty and Luther sees Rose escaping. Then a young woman brings him a message from Alice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

17 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The house that Luther was living in at during his leave is located at Seven Sisters, between Eastbourne & Seaford in East Sussex, England. This area location has also appeared in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire & numerous art works. See more »


At the end of season 3, Alice Morgan asks Luther to get rid of the coat. John throws his coat from a bridge in London to Thames. In season 4, with no apparent reference to this, the coat re-appears on John. See more »


[first lines]
DCI John Luther: So, now what?
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Paradise Circus
(Title Theme)
Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Dan Brown and Stew Jackson
Performed by Massive Attack
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Heee's Baaaack!
15 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are two things at work in this episode. First of all, Luther gets the news that Alice is dead, killed in Antwerp. He has great love for this utterly psychotic but precious character. At the beginning of the episode he has gone into self imposed exile. But he leaves that to try to find out what happened to Alice. Meanwhile, the bad guys keep getting worse. This time it's a character who is killing and eating people. Luther only gets involved when a good friend, who apparently does the same type of work as Luther, is killed when a booby trap goes off while he is investigating the cannibal. Luther also alienates a mafia type when he kidnaps him and takes him to his apartment. He has information on Alice, or so Luther thinks. This, of course, is not good news. Overall, a great episode setting up the second very well.

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