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Wire in the Blood: The Complete Series 1 [DVD] [2002]


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  • Actors: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold, Simone Lahbib
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revelation Films
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Dec 2003
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000094P1S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,227 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Robson Green and Hermione Norris ('Cold Feet') star in this 3 part television drama adapted from 2 best selling novels by Val McDermid. In 'The Mermaids Singing', considered quirky and eccentric, Tony Hill (Green) is asked by Carol Jordan (Norris) to help her track down the serial killer of young men in and around Bradford. In 'Shadows Rising' another multiple killer is stalking teenage girls. Whilst in 'Justice Painted Blind' an 11-year-old girl is abducted and a young woman is strangled. Hill and Jordan investigate all of these crimes.

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Dr Tony Hill (Robson Green) is a clinical psychologist. Intelligent and compassionate, Hill is called into an ongoing case by ambitious D.I. Carol Jordan (Hermione Norris). Until now, the only serial killers Dr Tony Hill encountered were safely behind bars. Now the murderer is on the loose. When D.I. Jordan invites Hill onto the case, they work together to hunt down a vicious serial killer in the opening film, Mermaids Singing. The murders are increasingly chilling and each one gets closer to home.

3 discs contain:
Mermaids Singing
Shadows Rising
Justice Painted Blind


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Mar 2004
Format: DVD
The second season of Wire in the Blood is every bit as good as the first, filled with gruesome crimes and twists and turns. All four episodes are included on this dvd - Still She Cries, The Darkness of Light, Right to Silence and Sharp Compassion. Even the weakest of these (the far-fetched The Darkness of Light) is very watchable.
Building on the events of the first season, Clinical Psychologist Dr Tony Hill (Green) and DI/DCI Jordan (Norris) have developed a professional relationship that is very much in the Mulder and Scully mould - one relies on fact and the other on intuition. There is a closeness, trust and caring that suggests more than friendship but never goes beyond. The relationship between the two is pivotal to the series and both leads do a great job.
As with the first dvd, the extras are barely woth mentioning (short interviews with Green, Norris and the author of the books) but this dvd is still worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 July 2010
Format: DVD
"Wire in the Blood," another strong British television detective series, is based upon the work of prize-winning British author Val McDermid; it's based in her fictional Midlands city of Bradfield, which she undoubtedly based upon the very real Midlands city of Manchester, where she worked as a journalist for 16 years, and still lives. It's filmed in the little-seen in the U.S. Midlands, rather than London, of which we see so much, and as such, it has a real background feel to it. It's a crime drama/police procedural, dealing as a rule with the capture of serial killers (a theme some of us may find we've seen too much), and it is gritty, sometimes gory. McDermid, of course, is considered one of the leading lights of the school of British mystery writing known as tartan noir -- rather more violent and bloody than the usual, and, thankfully, lightened occasionally by that dour Scots humor. Written by a Scot, duh, which McDermid is. And all those English seem to whisper while they work: it could sure use subtitles.

The series advertises itself these days as "based upon characters created" by McDermid. Robson Green stars as Dr. Tony Hill, psychologist-academic-profiler, giving a wondrous performance; handsome, praises be, intense, intelligent, fallible and flexible. He is ably supported by Hermione Norris as Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, Emma Hardy as DC Paula McIntyre, and Mark Letheren as DS Kevin Geoffries. And they all seem to whisper while they work: the series could sure use subtitles.

Unfortunately, McDermid hasn't written nearly enough to keep a series going, and the episodes collected in Series 2, which are written by others, are not up to her standard.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mikki S on 15 May 2003
Format: DVD
Robson Green has two fan bases - the over 30 Mum who remembers dapper Robson in 'Soldier Soldier' and me. I am neither 30, nor am I a Mum, and I couldn't stand the aforementioned, until I saw 'Wire in the Blood'...
Green's master stroke was accepting the script of a drama slightly more complex than most he has played before. Traditonally his roles have been rather flat, lacking in depth, and thus turned some viewers like me off. However as Dr Tony Hill, a police psychologist, he shows facets of his acting ability that were previously hidden under a bushel - the man undeniably has talent.
Hermione Norris cannot be ignored as Green's colleague, a driven and smart woman with more than a little attraction to our complex friend. There are scenes between the two of great tension, frustration and tenderness, and the suspense will tear you apart.
The storylines are engaging, and occassionally a little shocking, but by that token they spark emotion and bring a level to this police drama that is largely unparalleled in UK crime drama(it will certainly appeal to Morse and CSI fans). McDermid's symbiosis of the private and personal lives of her characters takes you into their worlds and to a certain extent you start to empathise with their emotions.
'Wire in the Blood' is the surprise addition to my DVD collection this year, and righteously so. Not bad for a man whose middle name is 'Golightly'....
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Dec 2004
Format: DVD
Most aspects of the stories have been discussed in the preceding episode reviews, so I won't add anything other than to say I own both Wire in the Blood seasons and can highly recommend them as an any season gift, or to enjoy yourself.
A few words on Robson Green....
Prior to viewing WITB I was entirely unfamiliar with both Robson and his acting career. However, I've found his characterization of Tony Hill always fascinating, compelling and a delight, so I was frankly surprised by the somewhat negative comments by several UK reviewers concerning Robson and his abilities as an actor. From what I've read, it would seem that they are dragging behind them a heavy load of "Robson Green Baggage." I would suggest to any other UK viewers hesitant to give WITB a look due to prejudices against Robson Green: Drop the RB baggage outside the front door, sit down, turn off the lights, and enjoy some of the finest writing, producing and acting (yes, Robson too) that television has to offer.
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