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Marcella 

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Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
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2020   2018   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Anna Friel ...  Marcella Backland / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2020
Ray Panthaki ...  DI Rav Sangha / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2020
Jack Doolan ...  DC Mark Travis 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Jamie Bamber ...  DCI Tim Williamson / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Jason Backland 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Imogen Faires Imogen Faires ...  Emma Backland / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Asher Flowers Asher Flowers ...  Edward Backland 11 episodes, 2016-2018
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Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims. Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella Backland is a detective in her late 30's who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what's happened in her life. Written by ahmetkozan

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Detective. Witness. Suspect.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Well-done, but with too many holes in the story
11 July 2016 | by birckSee all my reviews

I wasn't bothered by the things some reviewers have complained about, like Marcella's indeterminate age or the characters that seem drawn from stock figures in other cop shows. It's an engaging story, with well-drawn characters that react to each other the way real people would react. The only disappointment for me was (as others have noted) that, with eight episodes to accomplish their objective, the writers couldn't fill in the numerous blank spots they created in the narrative. More blank spots than I'm used to seeing, like 5 or 6 pop-up characters who seem to have no purpose other than shoving the plot in a new direction, after which they disappear without a trace. Even at the very end, when Marcella has got the job done and can finally stop thinking about it, another character presents her with evidence that points to her, Marcella's, involvement in at least one of the murders. Then it ends. Huh? Possibly I missed some of the details that would have solved the problems I noticed, but there are a lot of them. On the other hand, it is quite watchable, and the dialogue is mostly comprehensible to Americans.


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4 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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