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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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The bakery scenes were filmed at Healthy Eaters in Brixton, London. See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 20 February 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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Interesting concept badly executed
30 October 2016 | by Commander_SheppardSee all my reviews

The premise established by the first episode is promising but unfortunately from there it meanders in and out of various character's lives without actually delving into them as people. Each character is more like a rough sketch with some color splashed on to fake completion. The story itself is jagged and incomplete. Each throwaway character is variously presented as a likely candidate for the antagonist but never sticks around long enough to matter.

The casting is strong; which makes the poorly finished characters and shifting focus of the drama at the heart of the badly formed story that much more lacking.

Give this a miss unless you're a fan of one of the performers in which case prepare for a bit of a grind.


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4 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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