Told in reverse, the show follows DCI Gabriel Markham and his team as they try to hunt down a serial killer.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Dormer ...  DCI Gabriel Markham 6 episodes, 2017
Jodi Balfour ...  DI Elaine Shepard 6 episodes, 2017
Paterson Joseph ...  Isaac Taylor 6 episodes, 2017
Lærke Winther ...  Lisa Markham 6 episodes, 2017
Shannon Tarbet ...  Hannah Markham 6 episodes, 2017
Ray Stevenson ...  Det Supt Edward Benton / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Kieran Bew ...  DI Mike Sutherland / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Reece Ritchie ...  DC Asim Fry / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Michael Wildman ...  DI Martin Brook / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Joseph Macnab ...  DC Sam Myers 6 episodes, 2017
Peter Coe Peter Coe ...  Undercover Policeman 6 episodes, 2017
Alex Gillison ...  Undercover Police 6 episodes, 2017
Tuncay Gunes ...  Police Officer 6 episodes, 2017
Susan Hughes Susan Hughes ...  Under cover Police officer 6 episodes, 2017
Faye Castelow Faye Castelow ...  DS Jenny Roberts 5 episodes, 2017
Mimi Ndiweni ...  DC Andrea Reed 5 episodes, 2017
Annabel Bates ...  Jill 5 episodes, 2017
Rosalind Eleazar ...  Christine Levison 4 episodes, 2017
Paul Rhys ...  Patrick Barker 3 episodes, 2017
Clive Russell ...  Henry 3 episodes, 2017
Tanya Reynolds ...  Sally 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel Eghan ...  Undercover Police 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Shaeffer ...  Steven Mills 2 episodes, 2017
Charlotte Dylan Charlotte Dylan ...  Cassie Hughes 2 episodes, 2017
Tina Chiang ...  Jules 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Nardone ...  Jonas Bonar / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Oliver Gatz ...  Alan 2 episodes, 2017
Rudi Dharmalingam ...  Alex 2 episodes, 2017
Kirsty J. Curtis ...  Woman At Rave / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Nathan Whitfield Nathan Whitfield ...  Barman / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Luke Kemp ...  Man At Rave 1 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Manoj Anand ...  Plain Clothes Police Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Lasco Atkins Lasco Atkins ...  News cameraman / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Susanne Brown Susanne Brown ...  Raver 2 episodes, 2017
Harsha Morarji Harsha Morarji ...  Plain Clothes Police Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Gino Picciano Gino Picciano ...  Cafe Customer 2 episodes, 2017


Starting at the end, with a suspect caught, the series moves backwards in time through the string of gruesome murders, gradually unraveling the truth. Enigmatic, unrelenting and charismatic, we follow DCI Gabriel Markham as he is propelled in an obsessive hunt for a serial killer who left a mark on him both physically and mentally. As the clock ticks back, and Gabriel's personal and professional lives unfurl, we explore the painful psychology of a man disfigured, while the shock waves from the crime ripple out in reverse. Alongside a thrilling chase to catch a brutal killer, Rellik explores the very nature of motivation, as we delve deeper into the past to uncover the events that shape a person into who they will become.

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Brave concept, though not new!
12 September 2017 | by jonmccannSee all my reviews

Firstly, I agree with the first review submitted, it is kinda hard to keep a track of what is going on...However, as also acknowledged by the title, it is purposefully done this way, otherwise it would just be another serial killer TV series, with the same old theme, so I think it is a brave attempt at something different, to try and keep your mind guessing!

I have to say though, this is not new, it has been done before, although this is far more adventurous given it spans six episodes.

Overall, I do understand the issue from the first review, but I found once I got used to the time shifts, which admittedly did take me about 20 - 30 minutes, I could keep up with the overall general plot-line, but maybe with missing the odd thing. From what I have understood, time shift occurs around the time when the narrative takes on a specific meaning, if you watch the 'key' bit (no spoilers promise), you will understand what I mean. So this may help if you are yet to watch and intrigued. It also ties up the beginning and end sequences, so you are not left with a totally mind boggling finish, how this will pan out over 6 episodes though I am unsure!

I would recommend this is given a chance, I don't think it has more than one series in it, but then I don't think that is the intention, I believe this is a one off series. Either way, I have marked it based on a fairness for trying new things, but no higher than 7 as once you get the gist of what's going on, there are no dramatically new police story lines (that I can tell), and so it is just a different way of telling the same usual 'cop chases serial killer' story line.

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