Welsh detective Noel Bain solves crimes in his own waywith unerring instinct, keen intelligence, and a passion for defending the innocent. Philip Madoc is the brooding sleuth in a series that has been compared to Cracker and Wallander for its dark authenticity and strongly drawn characters. “Gripping detective drama”Daily Record (UK). Each series is 68 episodes, 1013 hrs, 34 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
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Episode 1: Black Silence
During a strike at the local coal mine, Bain investigates the murder of a 17-year-old prostitute. He suspects that the powerful, intimidating strike leader Roderick Tate is involved, but the evidence points to another man.
Episode 2: White Rocks
A young mother is beaten to death at a run-down holiday camp, and her 7-year-old sonwho may have witnessed the crimedisappears. Racing against time to find the boy before the murderer does, Bain uncovers secrets worth killing for.
Episode 3: Gameboys
When the charred body of a young man is found in a peaceful farming community, Bain’s investigation leads to a series of shocking discoveries: drugs, rent boys, and a town elder who’s not as respectable as he seems.
Episode 4: Rest Not Secure
A gang war is brewing, but Bain is preoccupied with troubles at home: his teenage daughter, Hannah, has moved out, resentful of his job as a policeman. When Bain retreats to a remote cabin for some privacy, he is taken hostage by an escaped prisoner bent on revenge.
Episode 5: Son of His Works
A gruesome killing in the woods links a secretive religious cult to a troubled urban neighborhood and a heroin dealer to a prominent married judge and his lover. Bain must untangle a web of clues to learn the truth behind the murder and expose a fraud.
Episode 6: Rachel Hardcastle
Bain is flattered by the romantic attentions of Rachel Hardcastle, a successful concert pianist and sophisticated, attractive woman. Then her husband turns up dead, and Bain becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Episode 1: Bloodline
What looks like a suicide pact between brothers gets complicated when another body is found. Bain uncovers a family saga of blackmail, abuse, and revenge and also copes with disturbing news from his daughter, Hannah.
Episode 2: Deathwatch
When the charred remains of a body are found inside a burned-out car, Bain travels to a town where vigilante justice prevails. Despite the locals’ disrespect, he attempts to unravel an unsettling chain of events that led to murder.
Episode 3: Gameplan
Bain goes undercover at a seedy seaside resort to investigate a young woman’s murder. Then Hannah shows up for her own holiday, much to her father’s chagrin.
Episode 4: Head of the Valleys
Called in to investigate a five-year-old corpse found beneath a parking lot, Bain suspects a local crime dynasty and their ruthless matriarch. While tracking down leads, he confronts his own attitudes towards wealth and power.
Episode 5: Inheritance
A wooded sanctuary in a small rural village has become a battleground between big business and local environmentalists. Investigating a string of violent killings, Bain is caught between two militant and potentially dangerous groups.
Episode 6: Strange Territory
When a teenager turns up dead in a Celtic burial ground, the top suspects are her scorned boyfriend and the local psychic who discovered her. Inconsolable with grief, the victim’s family decides to take justice into their own hands.
Episode 7: Green Wounds
Plagued with nightmares about the death of his wifekilled 12 years earlier by a drunk driverBain takes a leave of absence to seek revenge against the man who ruined his life.
Episode 1: Shadow Falls
Investigating a suspicious suicide in a tightly knit community, Bain wants to close the case and go home. Prompted by his daughter, Hannah, he digs deeper, unearthing a dark secret that binds three couples together.
Episode 2: Box
Bain tracks a sexually disturbed killer who holds his victims captive. At the same time, he copes with a new constable at the station: his daughter, Hannah, whose courage and inexperience soon put her in danger.
Episode 3: The Inner Life of Strangers
When a successful pop singer suddenly retires and comes home to Wales, not everyone applauds her decision. Then two of her closest business associates are murdered, and unless Bain can stop the killer, she may be next.
Episode 4: Colour Blind
The death of a young Pakistani man looks like a hate crime, but is it? Racial tension is the last thing the community needs, and it’s up to Bain and his team to keep the situation from escalating into full-scale violence.
Episode 5: Sound Bites
Abandoned by his ambitious father and left to care for his mentally ill mother, the son of a local politician vows revenge. Bain follows a trail of fire to learn the truth about the family’s past.
Episode 6: Engineer
A couple commits a desperate act when their only daughter falls into a coma after a routine surgery. All they want is a public admission of guilt from the surgeon; all Bain wants is to prevent another tragedy.
Episode 7: Blood and Water
A young pregnant woman is killed by her jealous foster brother. A witness to the crime won’t come forward, and the killer’s brother is a policeman who covers for him. With this kind of stonewalling, will Bain get his man?
Episode 8: The Little House in the Forest
When a 15-year-old girl is found murdered, a pedophile living alone in the forest is easy to blame. But Bain knows that simple answers aren’t always the right ones, and he steps in to help a young colleague solve the case.
"Gripping detective drama"Daily Record (UK)
"Madoc is wonderful as DCI Bain."Western Daily Press (UK)
BAFTA Cymru (Wales) Award Winner for Best Sound (2001)