Murder: The Complete Series
March 21st 2016 | Acorn | DVD
Rich in forensic and psychological detail and with unique depth of characterisation, Murder: The Complete Series - out on March 21st from Acorn - picks apart a murder in its terrible complexity.
Following on from the original innovative BAFTA award-winning single drama Murder: Joint Enterprise (included on a bonus disc), Murder: The Complete Series digs deep into character and motive to unearth the hidden truths behind the riverside killing of a Scottish doctor; the disappearance of a wealthy philanthropist from her lover’s home; and the cold-blooded murder of an off-duty policeman.
Co-creators Robert Jones (Ballykissangel) and Kath Mattock (Buried) spent months in the public galleries at the Old Bailey researching real-life cases for inspiration and authenticity and the films are intercut with CCTV footage, live action and forensic evidence. The protagonists speak to camera giving their version of events. The story is heard from every angle and casts the viewer as a jury-member, forcing the viewer to decide: Guilty or Not Guilty?
The episodes feature a stellar cast including Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), Morven Christie (Twenty Twelve), Jessica Barden (The Lobster), Karla Crome (Misfits), Joe Dempsie (Skins), Stephen Dillane (The Tunnel), Robert Pugh (Justice), Lauren Socha (Misfits) and Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless).
- The Telegraph