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Blue Murder 

Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

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Cath Staincliffe
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Series cast summary:
Caroline Quentin ...  DCI Janine Lewis / ... 19 episodes, 2003-2009
Ian Kelsey Ian Kelsey ...  DI Richard Mayne / ... 19 episodes, 2003-2009
Paul Loughran ...  DS Butchers / ... 19 episodes, 2003-2009
Nicholas Murchie Nicholas Murchie ...  DS Shap / ... 19 episodes, 2003-2009
Ceallach Spellman ...  Tom Lewis 19 episodes, 2003-2009
Eden Garrity Eden Garrity ...  Ellie Lewis / ... 13 episodes, 2006-2009
Joe Tucker ...  Pete Lewis 12 episodes, 2003-2007
Geoffrey Breton Geoffrey Breton ...  Michael Lewis 11 episodes, 2003-2009
Saskia Wickham Saskia Wickham ...  Louise Hogg / ... 10 episodes, 2006-2009
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Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

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...It's all in a day's work.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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6 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(pilot episode) (2 parts) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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[DCI Lewis has just disciplined DI Mayne for inappropriate behaviour, and is walking along the corridor]
DI Richard Mayne: I'm holding two fingers up at you. Is that allowed?
DCI Janine Lewis: Fine.
DI Richard Mayne: You're off your head.
DCI Janine Lewis: And you're an arrogant wanker.
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good series
23 June 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Thanks to the show "Jonathan Creek," I became a fan of Caroline Quentin. She stars in "Blue Murder," a British series about a DCI Janine Lewis (Quentin) as she works police cases and deals with her chaotic private life as not only a single mom, but the mother of a new baby. The series begins when she's pregnant with her last child, and her husband Pete (Joe Tucker) has already taken off with another woman, though he and Janine haven't actually gotten a divorce. Fortunately, at least for the first years of the series, Tom is around to babysit. In the last year he and his wife move to Spain.

Janine's team consists of Ian Kelsey (Richard Mayne), with whom she has an on again/off again relationship, DS Butchers (Paul Laughlin) and DS Shap (Nicholas Murchie), all of whom create very full characters and make a good ensemble. The cases are interesting and make for good drama.

I don't think the ensemble work comes anywhere near "NCIS" or "The Closer" but over time, we get to know the team. The team doesn't have the humor and the characters don't have the individual focus of the above-mentioned shows; the emphasis is very much on its star, her family, and to a lesser extent Ian.

Really enjoyable and well-acted; sorry this didn't go longer, but what there was, was very good.


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