Set 5 is intense, complex multi-faceted plots, always a bit of an extra twist. Cliff hanging intrigue. Violent crime, progresses through cops to verdict. Box warns of disturbing images, nudity, and language--a huge understatement.
Graphic morgue & crime location scenes. Once beyond the graphic scenes, there is some excellent writing, gripping plot, and relationships of characters. Often confrontational.
NOT KID STUFF--for YA+ with a strong tolerance.
Contemporary filming, often using split screen.
Series leads: DS Mike Walker (David Hayman -'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas') seem it all
DCI Roisin Connor (Victoria Smurfit -'Berkeley Square' 'Ballykissangel') hard body and attitude
DS David Satchell (Dorian Lough -`Notting Hill'); DS Sam Palmer (Vince Leigh)
Dr. Mullins (Gemma Jones -`Dutchess of Duke St' `H Potter'), forensic pathologist for the last "T&R" time (Conviction).
SUBTITLES on all 4 feature-length 90 min episodes, each in 2 parts.
The Rules of the Game
Rent-girl, Sofia (Olga Fedori -oh my!!) dead in a trunk at Heathrow. Suspect a rich Ukrainian who confesses to violent sex upon his release. Decease's sister Maryna (Branka Katic) assults the man, or was it self defense? Walker's after the Ukrainian; Roisin thinks it's another. At odds, the case gets messy, even the outcome.
Kill the King
Walker's Dr friend murdered & Gary Webster (John Lynch) blamed but disappears. Lover-Dr Neelah Shahjani (Shelly Conn -`Silent Witness') confesses finding body with a needle. Dr. Lawson (Ben Miles -`Lark Rise to Candleford' `Forsyte Saga') also suspect. His wife played by Hattie Morahan. Dark secrets and operating table clues emerge.
Randle's (Maurice Roeves) revenge on just released Dyer (Johnny Harris) who claims innocence of an old murder, & accuses another who is a friend of DS Satch. A new violent murder may be sex related. Connor's brother brings bad news and Smurfit plays the emotion well. Then she's gone for the rest of this "T&R set 5. Lies, bent copper, new clues added to old and new cases all have a chaotic blend.
Walker, on leave in Scotland, looks for a friend's sister. Margaret disappeared 8 years before another new case of Anna going missing. Both were married to Kevin Reid. D.I. Mullins (David O'Hara -`Tudors'), DI Lynch (Kerry Fox) and DS Satch make up the crime team in this episode. Kevin & stammering brother Ronnie seem where evidence points. But who? A fiery finish line.