Wire in the Blood

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Wire in the Blood
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Welcome to the Wire in the Blood guide at TV.com. Based on characters in the novels by Val McDermid, Wire in the Blood centres around Dr. Tony Hill, a clinical psychologist who is able to tap into his own dark side to get inside the heads of serial killers. Working with vice squad detectives, Hill takes on tough and seemingly impenetrable cases in an attempt to track down the killers before they strike again. Set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Bradfield, the show is a fast-paced and thrilling ride that borders on the surreal, adding an additional measure of intensity.
Robson Green

Robson Green

Dr Tony Hill

Simone Lahbib

Simone Lahbib

DI Alex Fielding

Hermione Norris

Hermione Norris

DI/DCI Carol Jordan [ 2002 - 2005 ]

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  • ROBSONS EXTREEM PERFORMANCE

    10
    I absolute love this programme, purely because of Robson Green. He plays Tony Hill so brilliantly. He is intelligent yet vulnerable, sexy yet unobtainable. He does not always get the answer right at first but he always gets there in the end showing several other possibilities on the way. The intrigue and mystery stays all the way through the programme, along with will they or wont they with the two main characters falling for each other. Come on Robson give us some more.moreless
  • smarter than your average psycho cop show

    8.0
    the chemistry between the 2 main characters is good, the plots are generally well written, if you like crime shows about serial killers, then this is well worth a look
  • Great show but: Are they experimenting with the camera work now?

    7.5
    Season 6 started strongly but when we get to episode 5 I get the impression someone is trying too hard on the camera work for artistic effect. Perhaps it's meant to unsettle the viewer for greater impact from the plot. To be honest, I just found it really annoying. Did somebody honestly think this scene would be better if shot from behind a pot plant? or behind a open filing cabinet? The camera was then contrived out of focus on the edges periodically, fisheyed, and then darted from one actor to the next with an abundance of hyperactive zeal! Great Plots and I really like the understated, carrier bagged, Dr. Tony Hill and others. Hope they desist from further artistc excesses!moreless
  • A quirky psychologist helps police investigate difficult crimes.

    10
    I am new to British TV but I continue to be amazed at the quality(if not quantity) of their series'. Wire in the blood is one of the best shows I have ever seen. Robson Green as Tony is just off center enough to be eccentric but likeable. He gets fed information and then mulls it over in his mind until it takes shape. His behavior may seem odd, even slightly crazy, but Tony is just working things out in his own way. What I like most is how vulnerable Tony seems. He is not savvy or particularly social; his brilliance actually hinders him. This show is amazing and a must see for any mystery/ police drama fan.moreless
  • Nice one!

    7.1
    I started watching this show in series 1. It was edgy and gritty, with strong performances from everyone. It still is. "Wire in the Blood" is the story of Dr.Tony Hill (Robson Green), a slightly eccentric clinical psychologist who works part time with the police force of fictional Bradford, England. He has a reputation of taking small seemingly unconnected facts puzzling them together and providing a profile for the police to follow. The show is bases on the books written by crime novelist Val McDiarmid. In series 1-3, Hermione Norris played Detective Inspecter/Chief Inspecter Carol Jordan of Bradford CID, who managed to rein Tony's scattered abilities and make sense of them. In series 4, Ms Norris has left the show and Simone Lahbib as Inspecter Alex Fielding has the dubious job of reining in Hill.



    Green is, of course, the lead of the show and he is brilliant. He mixes in just enough idiosyncrasies to make Hill human, endearing and sometimes down right aggravating. Norris brought an adult, feminine, vulnerability to her role as Carol Jordan. Brought up to believe in hard case police work, her world was turned upside down by Tony's presence. In the end, she asks for a transfer. Enter DI Alex Fielding, Simone Lahbib. Ms. Lahbib is an unknown entity to me, but as I finished watching series 4, I felt a bit queasy. When one actor leaves a show and is replaced. It is important to give the newcomer a distinctive identity. Fielding is a single mother with a son and a cat, yet in the second episode of s4, "Torment", the writers were able to slide her easily into the role that would have been Norris'. The "Jordan" character was specific to the McDiarmid book "Torment of Others", of which the episode was derived. The Jordan/Fielding character played a large part. The writing is exceptional, especially for the episode, "Torment". The acting is exceptional. This statement is meant to include: Mark Letheren(DI Kevin Jeffries); Emma Handy (DC Paula McIntyre) and Peter Sullivan (ACC Paul Eden). When there is an ensemble cast and crew that work their hardest to put out the best product possible, it makes viewing a very satisfying activity.moreless
  • ROBSON GREEN STARS AND PRODUCES ANOTHER SERIES OF THE UK HIT, WIRE IN THE BLOOD.

    Wired for crime

    • Blue carrier bags?
      Does this mean that Dr. Tony Hill is suffering with OCD? (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) As he is always carrying the blue plastic...
      01/01/12
      5
    • Is it any better?
      I dont know about anyone else, but i think that the show isnt as interesting as it was before DCI Carol Jordan (Hermione Norris) l...
      09/18/09
      5
    • When Does The Next Season Start?
      Just curious if anyone knew. I have to rely on BT in order to get the episodes, so I have to plan in advance as much as possible. :)
      03/07/09
      31
    • Series 4 DVD
      Does anyone know whether they are going to realease Series 4 on to DVD?I watched the first ep of series 5 on Wednesday and it was ...
      06/17/08
      4
    • Series 5 DVDs
      Looks like series 5 will be released on 08-Jul. The interesting thing is that Prayer of the Bone is not part of the set. Nice - ...
      04/12/08
      2
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    Themes

    undercover cops, issues with authority, illegal activities, high stake situations, ruthless killing