Murder on the Home Front
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When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?
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Collins is socially awkward and Molly is a gee-whiz, wide-eyed girl reporter. Together they have a certain symmetry. This is a lighthearted, stylized frolic for anglophiles and British mystery lovers. While it has the same backdrop as FOYLE'S WAR, it is much more insouciant. The plot is clever and all the characters had intriguing faces. Whoever did the casting had some fun. If you want an escape to wartime London with a mystery to solve, this just may be the ticket. 4.5 stars.
This film was created by Carnival Films, the leading independent producer of films in the UK which are broadcast there on the BBC. It recently aired on PBS in the UK but in an edited form. I did not see the PBS version but the package of the DVD states clearly “Original UK Edition” and, at 93 minutes, it would not have fit into the PBS 85 minute time slot. Just as importantly, there are enough graphic images of severed body parts, blood and brief full nudity (though of dead bodies) that viewers with weak stomachs should be aware of these scenes. Still, I loved this film.
I’ll leave a few other reviewers to discuss the details of the plot – though I don’t like “spoilers. This is not so much as a “mystery” as a “Police procedural drama” (the words used by the Director in the bonus feature on the DVD). If the TV series “CSI” were taking place in the war years of 1940s London (with bombs being dropped daily and fallout shelters being the norm), this would be an episode of “CSI – The war years”. There is great chemistry (no pun intended, really!Read more ›
I bought mine off of itunes for $1.99, it was listed as a "pilot" . I thought that for twenty something dollars this was the whole season, apparently not... So save your self some money and buy it from itunes...
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During the blitz of 1940 a pathologist seeks to discover the identity of a serial killer using scientific methods (now common place by the police) despite many clues being... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Walter Yeo
This is an interesting easy-going tale of a pathologist living during the London Blitz of 1940s and his assistant/secretary, both of whom are self-motivated and averse to following... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Israel Drazin
Murder on the Home Front is very intriguing and I enjoyed it very much. I wondered if there will be a sequel? I would get that as well.Published 3 months ago by Judith M. Davis
I like British mysteries and British acting a great deal and this a very good mystery which is set in London during WWII. The cast is excellent and the story line is very good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent murder mystery set in World War II London during the Blitz. Wonderfully atmospheric with characters who draw you into the story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Arthur Maglin
The nicest thing I can say about this is that it's waste of money!Published 6 months ago by Robert Fox
Save your money! We had to stop watching this after about 15 minutes. The actors were childish and silly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by joeln
Loved this Show!! Great cast and setting. Watched it too fast and was left wanting more.Published 6 months ago by EMOBATL