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DR. TONY HILL GOES TO TEXAS
on July 25, 2011
WIRE IN THE BLOOD is a fantastic psychological thriller from the UK. I'm a fan of the series and or Robson Green. I lost track of the show after Series 5 so I was surprised that there is a Series 6 and also a movie version called PRAYER OF THE BONE. Dr. Tony Hill leaves his Bradfield Police colleagues for Texas to delve into the mind of a man who has just murdered his wife and two children. Of course, when Tony Hill is in town, no crime is ever as it seems. Unlike in the series, there is no serial killer on the loose in this movie..just one horrific crime and one suspect. It seems highly unlikely that a police department in Texas would be calling in a psychologist from England to help them prosecute a case.
I thought it might be interesting to see Dr. Hill in a new location but Texas was not the right place. The twangy music seemed to cheapen the production values. This movie seemed like a low-budget film. I wondered if it aired on TV in the UK. I don't think this movie would hook you on the WIRE IN THE BLOOD series if you have never heard of Dr. Tony Hill. Stick with the TV episodes. Robson Green is a fine actor and the series regulars are a great team of actors. If you like a psychological police drama, you won't be disappointed. The Bradfield Police Department needs you, Dr. Tony Hill. Don't leave town again.