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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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Series cast summary:
Anna Friel ...  Marcella Backland 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Ray Panthaki ...  DI Rav Sangha / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Jack Doolan ...  DC Mark Travis 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Jamie Bamber ...  DI 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 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Nina Sosanya ...  DCI Laura Porter 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  DC Alex Dier 8 episodes, 2016
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sylvie Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Harry Lloyd ...  Henry Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Tobias Santelmann ...  Yann Hall 8 episodes, 2016
Sophia Brown ...  DC Leanne Hunter 8 episodes, 2018
Shawn Dixon Shawn Dixon ...  Armed Response Officer #1 8 episodes, 2018
Josh Herdman ...  Eric 8 episodes, 2018
Yolanda Kettle ...  Becky Marani / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Patrick Baladi ...  Stephen Holmes 7 episodes, 2016
Jason Hughes ...  Vince Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Victoria Smurfit ...  Maya Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Michelle Terry Michelle Terry ...  Jane Colletti 7 episodes, 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Марчелла See more »

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Buccaneer Media See more »
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Co-Creator and writer Hans Rosenfeldt has written/co-written every episode of the hit Swedish/Danish show The Bridge, which is also the base for the Anglo/French Sky/Studio Canal show The Tunnel. See more »

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Maybe I'm getting old, but.....
28 February 2017 | by haveutoldmomSee all my reviews

I really liked this series. I'm reading some of the other reviews, and I think this should get more love.

If I'm reading this correctly, folks think this is pretty standard, along the lines of "The Fall" ( I'm going to review that too). My problem is I am not comparing this to other shows that are obviously, and clearly comparable. I realize that this is a good, or even maybe best way to judge a show, but I ain't doing it.

I liked the story, the writing and how the actors managed the lines. I liked the lead, I felt I "got her" right away, so any faults she made in character, and her characters behavior got a pass from me. She is a bit much upstairs for law enforcement, but the actor made me want to hope she keeps her job even if she's far from "stable".

I felt most of the characters developed well enough. One reviewer mentioned the stone faced guy, I see that too, but the rest felt like actual people who would say and do the stuff they said and did.

I felt it was well done, smartly done, kept me wanting, and in my view, delivered! In comparison to other stuff out there, I won't say it's the best crime series, but I liked it better than "The Fall", and I'm just digging in my heels and loving the production more than it's categorical rating. I guess I'm saying it ain't the best brand of candy bar, but it's good "sweets".


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