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Blue Murder 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2003–2009)
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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2009   2007   2006   2004   2003  
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Cast

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 ...  Michael Lewis 11 episodes, 2003-2009
Saskia Wickham Saskia Wickham ...  Louise Hogg / ... 10 episodes, 2006-2009
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Murder See more »

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Budget:

GBP50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[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 British Police Drama
13 May 2013 | by suzyq1068See all my reviews

Just streamed the series on Netflix over the weekend...quite enjoyed it. They put together a very good ensemble cast that played off one another rather well throughout the 5 seasons. Sure there were some hiccups now and again...characters appearing then vanishing without notice or trace...lol...and on a police drama too ;P. It gives a more realistic view of the police that make up the squads in the UK, 'real' people with 'real' lives mucking up the works and managing somehow to keep all the balls in the air. DCI Lewis is as 'real' as it gets being a full time cop and mom...never quite getting it all right...but life is messy and this drama really brings home that reality. The story lines played out as well as any drama on TV British or US. Sorry to see it didn't survive a while longer...I grew to really like the characters and would have liked to see where they got on to. :) Well worth a watch if you like police dramas...Brits got this spot on I think.


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