Wire in the Blood

ITV (ended 2008)




Episode Guide

    • The Dead Land, Part 2
      The Dead Land, Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Tony is put under police protection when the area mental health commissioner is brutally murdered. As Tony and Hall uncover the rituals behind the serial killings, the team follows the evidence to a likely suspect, but Tony realises that not all of the victims are who they appeared to be.
    • Unnatural Vices, Part 1
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      The dissected remains of a young Kurdish woman are found in a torched suitcase on a patch of wasteland, and police suspect it may be an honour killing, until further remains are found on the site. DC Collins, on assignment to the team, finds himself personally involved as the case develops.moreless
    • Still She Cries
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Dr Tony Hill is working with Maggie, a patient of his for over 5 years, to locate where she buried her victims. But he finds his work with the police compromised when he allows one of his own pupils, Laura, to help with the investigation as part of her PhD studies. When a student from his university is abducted and murdered and he won't let Laura help, she lashes out at him and unwittingly provides a link to the killer.moreless
    • Justice Painted Blind, Part 2
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Paul Gregory makes an unexpected confession, forcing DI Jordan to release her prime suspect in the murder investigation. Dr Tony Hill believes that the killer is dispensing a perverted justice, while Carol's new boyfriend has his own idea as to who the murderer might be. Meanwhile, there are two unsolved paedophile crimes to investigate.moreless
    • The Wounded Surgeon
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      When Jason Eglee comes up for parole, Tony's first case with the police comes back to haunt him. After the discovery of a girl was murdered in the same circumstances as Eglee's former victim, Tony has no doubt that Eglee is starting a new spree. Tony's confidence begins to crumble and Alex decides she can no longer permit him to work for the police.moreless
    • Nothing but the Night
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Carol recalls Tony from a publicity tour for his latest book to help with an investigation into the murder of a woman beaten to death with a steam iron. A series of bizarre murders follow, but Tony is distracted by the unwelcome attentions of a stalker.
    • Unnatural Vices, Part 2
      Unnatural Vices, Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      DC Collins confesses to a relationship with the latest victim. Alex's investigation into those involved in Bradfield's thriving sado-masochism scene continues, as Tony tries to get inside the head of the killer. The investigation takes on greater urgency when a member of the team disappears.
    • The Dead Land, Part 1
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      The bodies of a number of homeless men, all stabbed through the heart, are being dumped around Bradfield's financial district. A new detective, Hall, joins the team when Alex is called away.
    • From the Defeated, Part 2
      From the Defeated, Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Alex and Tony continue their investigation into a series of murders of young men. The case takes a turn when an Asian man is killed in different circumstances. Meanwhile, cannibalistic serial killer Michael Bryant escapes from custody, has Tony in his sights.
    • Justice Painted Blind, Part 1
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      An 11-year-old-girl is abducted and a young woman is strangled. DS Merrick is quickly convinced that a known paedophile, acquitted of murder three years before, has struck again, leading to a clash with Tony Hill, who believes that the attacks suggest a different killer.
    • Nocebo
      Season 5 - Episode 2

      The bodies of a teenage girl and a young boy are discovered, bearing the apparent hallmarks of ritual killings, drawing Alex Fielding and Tony Hill into the world of black magic. Several suspects are identified, but is voodoo magic being used to frustrate the investigation?

    • Sharp Compassion
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A serial killer is at large, and is targeting patients at Bradfield hospital. Carol asks Tony to consider possible motives, while her own investigation is hampered by the interference of an officer from MI5, and the career ambitions of members of her team.
    • The Colour of Amber
      Season 5 - Episode 1

      An 11-year-old girl is snatched from a run-down housing estate. DI Alex Fielding launches a public appeal - an Amber alert - while Dr Tony Hill builds a profile of the likely suspect. A distraught mother identifies the missing child as her daughter, and police arrest a paedophile who lives on the same estate, but there are no leads, until the body of a young girl is discovered.

    • Torment
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      A prostitute is murdered and the m.o. matches that of a convicted serial killer. Tony Hill tries to get answers from the convict, who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and who refuses to cooperate. Things get worse when DC Paula McIntyre is kidnapped by the killer.
    • The Mermaids Singing, Part 1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is asked to help police track down the brutal killer of three men in Bradfield. Detective Inspector Carol Jordan hopes his skill as a profiler will crack the case, but Tony's off-beat methods cause others to dismiss him. When a cop is killed, the pressure for results mounts. The police focus on the gay scene, while Tony is convinced the killer is sending a message on the body of his victim.moreless
    • The Mermaids Singing, Part 2
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Carol builds a strong relationship with Tony. She uses all her police skill to produce as much evidence as possible, and then Tony analyses every detail. He puts himself in the killer's shoes, until he can almost sense the killings themselves. As Tony nears the solution, having discovered the ultimate profile of the killer they're pursuing, he becomes the unsuspecting target of the killer himself.moreless
    • Redemption
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Tony suspects a serial killer is luring dejected children to their deaths when the bodies of three young boys are found in different places in Bradfield. Each of the victims had suffered maltreatment. As it becomes more obvious that these victims are being placed at very specific sites, Tony comes to realize that the killer is trying to tell police something about their past.moreless
    • Falls the Shadow, Part 2
      Falls the Shadow, Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Tony, suspected of the involvement in the murder of two psychologists, is desperate to prove his innocence. Some lateral thinking leads him to a connection between those deaths and the prostitute murders.
    • The Names of Angels
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      The bodies of two women found in Bradfield had been raped and strangled. Both are wearing clothes and carrying identification belonging to two other women, killed years earlier on the continent. DI Fielding and Tony Hill find connections with local businessmen, but they might be the victims of identity fraud. Tony receives a visit from a recently-released killer, while Alex asks him to help with her son.moreless
    • Synchronicity
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Tony is admitted to hospital for tests after being hit on the head by a suspect, where it's discovered he has a brain tumour. Meanwhile, a sniper appears in Bradfield, killing apparently randomly, leaving deck cards in every spot he chooses to fire from. Carol attempts to track the killer down, but Tony's involvement is affected by his new awareness of his own mortality.moreless
    • Time to Murder and Create
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Tony Hill is discredited when a rapist convicted on the basis of a forensic psychological profile is released on appeal. He offers to assist an investigation into the murder of a body found buried in a field but new DI Alex Fielding doesn't want him anywhere near the case, until it appears that a sadistic serial killer is at large.moreless
    • Shadows Rising, Part 2
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Carol and Tony find their relationship challenged by running parallel investigations rather than working on the same one. The attacks on the Vances escalate, and when further human remains are discovered in the tarn, a connection between the two cases is discovered, suggesting that the Vances may be next.
    • Falls the Shadow, Part 1
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Tony, speaking at a convention on experimental psychology, becomes the prime suspect when a fellow delegate is brutally murdered in her hotel room. Alex, meanwhile, investigates a series of murders of street prostitutes.
    • From the Defeated, Part 1
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      The body of a young man is discovered, having apparently been beaten, strangled and shot. When a second body is linked to the first, it seems he may have killed the first man. But who killed the second?
    • Shadows Rising, Part 1
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      When two teenagers' bodies are pulled from a Northumberland lake, Dr. Tony Hill immediately suspects a multiple killer. In a seemingly unrelated incident, DI Carol Jordan is called to the home of popular talk show hosts Jack and Amanda Vance, who fear they are being stalked. As the dead girls are identified as suspected runaways, the attacks on the Vances escalate dramatically.moreless
    • Right to Silence
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      A murder bears the hallmarks of a gang boss who is already serving time in prison. Carol suspects that he ordered the killing from jail, but Tony is unable to assist, and her conduct of the investigation threatens her recent promotion.
    • The Darkness of Light
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Bodies of are discovered at the Norton Hotel during the digging of new foundations, and the hotel is subsequently burned to the ground. Further digging at the grounds, the site of an old abbey, uncovers older corpses, suggesting that the murderer has been operating across five centuries.
    • Bad Seed
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Tony becomes convinced that a series of vicious murders are the work of killer William 'Mack the Knife' MacAdam, who has enrolled as a PhD student in Tony's university class following his release from prison.
    • Anything You Can Do
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      An elderly woman is suffocated in her own home. DI Fielding and Tony Hill stage a public meeting and suspect a security guard with a dysfunctional relationship with his own mother. Similar murders follow, showing increasing daring but with sufficient differences to suggest that there are two murderers at large. Psychologist Jonathan Goode arrives and drives a wedge between his old friend and Alex.moreless
    • Hole in the Heart
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      When Tony saves student Kurt from leaping to his death, he wonders why someone might want to take their own life. Meanwhile a businessman and his accountant die in a horrible fire. These are not the last pair of corpses found in Bradfield and Alex finds herself turning to Tony for help.moreless
    • 1/7/08
      Tony Hill is called as an expert witness for the prosecution at the trial in Austin, Texas of a war veteran accused of slaughtering his family. Darius Grady has confessed to the killings but claims to be suffering from PTSD and to have been hallucinating at the time. Alone in a strange country, Tony is insulted, threatened, attacked and framed, but is determined to discover what really happened to the Grady family.moreless
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