Wire In The Blood: Season 5
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Disc 1: The Colour of Amber
When a woman sees a young girl being snatched by a man in a car, Detective Inspector Alex Fielding fears they may only have hours to get her back alive. Will Tony be able to find the abductor in time?
Disc 2: Nocebo
Alex investigates the murder of two children who bear signs of ritual killings. Tony puzzles over what the killer might want to gain and why. And is it one killer or two?
Disc 3: The Names of Angels
Two women are found raped and strangled, wearing the clothing of victims killer years earlier in Europe. As Tony tries to unravel the deadly puzzle, hes confronted by an unpleasant distraction an 18-year-old released killer turns up on his doorstep.
Disc 4: Anything You Can Do
When a vulnerable elderly woman is suffocated in her home, Alex and Tony suspect a security guard who was seen at the scene of the crime by several witnesses. But when the killings escalate, it appears to be the work of more than one murderer.
Interviews with Robson Green, Simone Lahbib and cast, author Val McDermid and production staff
Top Customer Reviews
I finished watching all of Season 1 and have become a fan of this gritty crime drama that follows the investigations led by DI Carol Jordan (Hermione Norris). She is assisted by clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green), a rather eccentric figure who delves deeply into the minds of serial killers, studies patterns of criminal behavior and profiles criminals. His methods may seem strange at times, but he always manages to get results. Both Jordan and Hill make a strange if compelling pair, with Jordan analyzing a case based on evidence, and Hill working based on his knowledge of deviant behavior and what makes people commit disturbing crimes.
Unlike some of the "cozy" mysteries such as the long-running Midsomer Murders - Set One and The Complete Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Wire in the Blood is not for the faint of heart. The crimes are horrific, sometimes involving children, almost always patterned on deviant behavior and the suspects are almost always very disturbed individuals. The crime scenes are difficult to watch as are the way victims are found and even the forensic examinations are graphic and unsettling. Though compelling, this is not really a show to watch in one sitting, and may very well give viewers nightmares.Read more ›
Episode One: Prayer of the Bone, was considered a "special" and is not included in the Season 5 Set. It is scheduled to be released as a separate DVD on August 5th 2008. Each episode is about 83 minutes in length. This is a quality series that seems to improve each year as the character delvelopment matures.
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Episode One: Prayer of the Bone
In the season premiere, Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) finds himself a fish out of water when he's invited to Texas as an expert witness in a case where an Iraq combat veteran has confessed to brutally slaughtering his wife and two young children. His defense team claims that he's suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but the prosecution asks Tony, who met with the soldier in the UK, to join them in disproving that claim. Alone in a strange country, surrounded by hostile lawyers and police, Tony finds himself at the center of a death penalty case with competing legal and political interests. He's insulted, threatened, framed, and physically attacked while the case takes a strange turn. Everyone seems to have a vested interest in the case - everyone except the suspect, who strangely seems determined to die.
Episode Two: The Color of Amber
When a woman sees a young girl being snatched by a man in a car, DI Alex Fielding (Simone Lahbib) fears they may only have hours to get her back alive. Since only one percent of the victims in abduction cases survive beyond a day, new ACC James Morrison (Christopher Colquhoun) reacts by calling an Amber alert, which floods the media with public pleas for information. He also pulls Tony in to help with profiling likely abductors.Read more ›
The show tells the story of a crime detective unit based in a fictional city in northern England. Together with the help of a brilliant but dysfunctional clinical psychologist (played to perfection by Robson Green), they try to solve the most grisly and disturbing murder cases.
Each episode lasts 90 minutes so this gives more room for character and story development. It's also more brutal, intense and violent than most television shows so not for the squeamish.
This is state of the art finely crafted crime drama featuring strong scripts and three dimensional characters you really care for. The acting by all involved is truly superb and the writing is top notch. It's riveting, captivating, engrossing, gripping and powerful stuff with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right until the last minute. This will have you glued on your sofa and make you shiver. Turn off the lights, sit comfortably and enjoy!
Another strength of this season is the character of Alex. I really liked Carol, but Alex is at least as compelling, if not more so. Also Kevin and Paula, as the "minor" characters, are superbly well written and well acted.
And then there's Tony, who is my "small exception." He's as charming and likeable as ever, if not more so, and seems to have become a bit more compassionate and considerate of other people. (I was thoroughly charmed by the popcorn-with-Ben scene!) But a little of his eccentricity is gone. We don't really see just how much of a complete oddball he is. However, they more than made up for it in "Prayer of the Bone" so I can't really even call it a flaw.
If you like a truly suspenseful, intelligent, multi-layered drama, but previous episodes have left you uncertain about watching this series, give season five a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have revised my review from 2 to 4 stars. I initially rated it 2 stars because the first episode did not have closed captioning. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Melissa Mitchell
Difficult to follow at times with such a thick British accent. Activate the subtitles!Published 1 month ago by jean englade
I love the acting of Robson Green whom I saw most recently in Grantchester so I expected more from this series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RUTHEE
I like and watch everything Robson Green is in. Only problem with this show is there's no closed captioning. I don't understand a word they're saying. I'm from the U.S. Read morePublished 2 months ago by wool girl
When I first viewed it on BBC tv about 12 yrs ago... I was delighted and somewhat amazed that Brits were permitted to enjoy racy, tough, gritty, not for fools or celibate viewers... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MAYA PINION
I love this series. It's kind of dark, but oh well. I enjoy the acting and the plots. I wish there was a little less romantic tension, but what can you do?Published 3 months ago by Angela Conley