Brusque DI Vivien Friend (Samantha Spiro, Cold Feet
) and intuitive DC Rosie MacManus (Lindsey Coulson, EastEnders
) lead an elite murder investigation team for London’s Metropolitan Police. Reflecting the reality of police life, their work is part grueling procedure, part gut instinct. From the makers of The Bill
, the series brims with twists and turns, false leads, and surprising resolutions. 8 episodes, 6 ½ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences. More titles from Acorn Media
Episode 1: Moving Targets
The MIT team investigates the murder of one of their own: Sgt. Matthew Boyden, who was hiding a double life far more complicated than anyone suspected.
Episode 2: Daddy’s Little Girl
A girl’s body is found three years after her disappearance, perfectly preserved in concrete at a building site. Forensic evidence suggests an open-and-shut case, but DI Friend suspects there’s more to uncover.
Episode 3: Rubbish
Sifting through clues takes a keen eyeand a strong stomach. The team conducts a painstaking search through the rancid decay of a Thames refuse barge after the discovery of a child’s body among the trash.
Episode 4: Reading, Writing, and Gangbanging
A vagrant is beaten to death and a respected teacher commits suicide. These seemingly unrelated deaths are inextricably linked, and the MIT team must connect the dots, revealing along the way marital strife and a devious motive.
Episode 5: Red Heads
The investigation of the murder of abductee Penny Wake is disrupted midstream when a second kidnapping victim, Kathy Monroe, is found wandering the streets drugged and disoriented. The only apparent connection: both are redheads.
Episode 6: Lambs to the Slaughter
A pedophile recently paroled from prison is murdered. Vigilantes are suspected, and no tears are shed. However, a deeper look into the criminal’s past reveals a cold trail. Was the victim’s persona a painstaking tangle of lies?
Episode 7: Models and Millionaires
Glamorous model Natasha McKay had married welland died horribly, turning the suspicions of DC Rosie MacManus to McKay’s nouveau riche husband. But for the first time ever, DI Friend finds herself questioning MacManus’s motives in her pursuit of the truth.
Episode 8: The Bigger the Lie
A gangland killing seems textbookexcept the victim was an investigative journalist on the verge of a career-making scoop. At the heart of her story lies a community fraught with racial tension and bitterness, resulting in tragic consequences for the MIT.
"Intelligent, edgy, and gripping"The Times (UK)
"Well paced and intriguing"London Evening Standard
"Dark and gritty"The Guardian (UK)