Rellik (2017)
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Gabriel comes face to face with the prime suspect, but his deep and personal connection to the case could see him jeopardizing his career. As a dangerous game of cat and mouse ramps up to a shocking climax, Gabriel begins to lose control.


Sam Miller




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dormer ... DCI Gabriel Markham
Jodi Balfour ... DI Elaine Shepard
Paterson Joseph ... Isaac Taylor
Paul Rhys ... Patrick Barker
Rosalind Eleazar ... Christine Levison
Lærke Winther ... Lisa Markham (as Lark Winther)
Shannon Tarbet ... Hannah Markham
Ray Stevenson ... Det Supt Edward Benton
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Police Officer
Michael Wildman ... DI Martin Brook
Faye Castelow Faye Castelow ... DS Jenny Roberts
Kieran Bew ... DI Mike Sutherland
Mimi Ndiweni ... DC Andrea Reed
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Alex
Joseph Macnab ... DC Sam Myers


Sixteen days earlier, following the theft and destruction of a lap-top from Isaac's office, set fire to at the police station, Gabriel roughly questions acid attack victim Christine, who tells him she destroyed it as it contained conversations about her abuse by her father as a child and he lets her go. At the same time Elaine, having anonymously sent photos of her affair with Gabriel to his wife Lisa, attends her father's funeral. A further flashback reveals the true nature of Christine's admissions to Isaac. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 September 2017 (UK) See more »

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First broadcast 9-10pm Monday, 18th September 2017 on BBC One in the UK, the number of viewers plummeted to 2,080,000 plunging Rellik out of the Top 30 rankings for the channel for the period 18th September 2017 - 24th September 2017. See more »


Jodi Balfour plays a song by The Style Council and speaks about how it annoyed her father who was a big fan of The Jam. The Style Council weren't formed until 1983. Balfour wasn't born until 1987. Assuming she was of an age to listen to music she would probably have had to be have been born some time in the late 1970s, which would make her character improbably ten years older than the actress playing her. See more »


You're the Best Thing
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by Style Council
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Episode 2
19 September 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Obviously the British public prefers the Williams siblings ITV drama, Liar as the viewing figures for the second episode of Rellik fell off a cliff.

We spool back Sixteen days earlier. At this point not all seven murders have happened. The acid attack on Markham seems to be more recent as you can see from the scarring. As he searches for leads his personal life is imploding.

From the various timelines we see Markham questioning acid attack victim Christine while driving up the wrong side of the road, it scares Christine enough to talk but is she telling the truth?

The psychiatrist Isaac's laptop was stolen and set on fire. Christine confesses to destroying it as contains information she told the psychiatrist such her childhood abuse from her father.

Elaine who has been having an affair with Markham and still wants him despite his scars has anonymously sent photos of her affair to his wife Lisa. She confronts Markham about the photos but it seems clear that this has always been a shaky marriage.

Director Sam Miller is better known for directing episodes of Luther and he has that similar style of grimy dread. The jumbled up timeline means the viewer has to concentrate and still has me interested although I admit it is not all clear.

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