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Emilia Fox returns for series 18 of this compelling mystery drama in five thrilling two-part stories that shine a light on the citys dizzying extremities from the rich and the poor, to the powerful and the disenfranchised. In Snipers Nest, London is under siege from a gunman who picks off its citizens at random, and Falling Angels tells the darkly moving story of two people drawn together after they witness a man being hit by a tube train. In Protection, a young girl vanishes without trace and Squaring the Circle pitches us into classic thriller territory as the team investigate a bloody shootout. In One of our Own, the murder of a rising police star triggers an intense and harrowing journey into police loyalty and familial betrayal while the team face down a brutal gang of drug traffickers..
Nikki, Jack, Tom and Clarissa have now meshed into a compelling, dynamic, but all-too-human unit. Together these very different characters pool their formidable resources in pursuit of truth and justice even if they dont always agree on what those terms constitute.
The new series boasts a vivid diversity of episodes which are nevertheless united in holding up a microscope to contemporary London.
Collectively these stories shine a light on the citys dizzying extremities the rich and the poor, the powerful and the disenfranchised, the Golden Mile and the crumbling sink estates, the jaded workers mired in underfunded bureaucracies and the disillusioned young falling through the cracks.
In Snipers Nest, London is under siege from a gunman who picks off its citizens at random, cutting them down in the midst of their complicated and very different lives.
Falling Angels tells the darkly moving story of two people on the fringes a homeless man and a hotel receptionist who are drawn together after they witness a man being hit by a tube train.
In Protection, a young girl vanishes without trace, much to the anguish of her overworked social worker who had tried and failed to have her taken into care.
By contrast, Squaring the Circle pitches us into classic thriller territory as the team investigate a bloody shootout at a City hotel that leaves the nanny of a Russian oligarch dead.
In One of our Own, the murder of a rising police star triggers an intense and harrowing journey into police loyalty and familial betrayal while the team face down a brutal gang of drug traffickers..
Sniper's Nest, Part 1
DCI Jane De Freitas's personal fallout with boss and partner chief superintendent Robert Drake is the least of her worries when three people are shot dead in a petrol station. Nikki and Jack conclude that it is the work of a concealed shooter from long range. A sniper is at large in London. They combine ballistics and wound pathology, along with DCI De Freitas's expertise in victim and killer profiling, to narrow down the suspects. De Freitas contains her undercurrent of animosity towards Drake, as the team work to find the killer apparently striking at random.
Sniper's Nest, Part 2
The sniper plays a macabre game of cat and mouse with police, while Jack forms a friendship with the teenage son of one of the victims, offering sympathy and support. Thomas tries to ensure the safety of his daughter Rosie and estranged wife Julia amidst growing public fear, while fighting his urge to interfere in their lives. Nikki and Jack look closer at the targets to elucidate the hidden motive of the killer. The investigation is scaled up by DCI Jane De Freitas, but it's Jack's shocking discovery at one of the victims' homes that leads the team to the perpetrator.
Falling Angels, Part 1
Nikki and Jack investigate a man run down and killed by a tube train. When a female vicar is then murdered after being followed on the underground, the team face the difficult prospect of building a case against her distraught husband. Nikki forms a bond with high-flying DI Luke Nelson, impressed by his intelligence and compassion. He asks her to help re-evaluate the details of his father's murder when he was a child. When a young roofer is stalked and brutally killed on his journey home, Nelson and the Lyell team identify a suspect on the tube cameras who links the murders, and a full-scale manhunt is launched.
Falling Angels, Part 2
Tension on the tube network threatens to boil over, and security is stepped up. The accidental verdict in the first death is called into question and the witnesses are brought in for interview. Amongst them is Lana Sutherland, a young hotel worker who has taken in a homeless man, Owen. DI Nelson lets Lana slip through the net before he realises she may be harbouring a dangerous killer. Nikki helps Nelson unearth the mystery of his father's death, allowing him to confront and resolve the childhood memories that haunt him. He refocuses on the case and, with Jack and Nikki, discovers the missing key that links the victims.
Protection, Part 1
When suspected paedophile Dale Barge is found murdered in a children's playground, Nikki and Jack are brought in by inexperienced detective Rory Drennan. It's not long before the team link Barge's death to a missing child, Lizzie Craddock. Jack teams up with Child Protection DI, hard-nosed Gina Conroy. They put pressure on Lizzie's parents, Johnnie and Cheryl, to try to find her. Lizzie's social worker Louise is brought in to help, and Nikki encourages her to stay positive when she blames herself for Lizzie's disappearance.
Protection, Part 2
Daniel Garvey is found dead in his car and social worker Louise fears that he may have been killed by his sixteen year old stepson Kevin, who has just come out of care. Nikki, Jack and Thomas focus in on Lizzie Craddock's movements on the night of Barge's murder. Jack and DI Gina Conroy discover Lizzie's last known location, but fear what they may find there. Louise comes under further pressure when she is forced to make a call on whether a sick child, Ricky Mansfield, is being abused by his parents.
Squaring the Circle, Part 1
A shootout at a City hotel leaves young Ukrainian nanny Sofia Teplov dead, along with an unknown hitman. The Russian oligarch target Maksim Bazhanov narrowly escapes. Nikki and Jack work with young City DI Sarah Parks to ascertain the identity of the dead hitman and find out who is trying to kill Bazhanov and why.Jack is drawn to Sarah, impressed by her ability to juggle work and family when he finds out her daughter has a rare childhood cancer. The discovery of the hitmen's identities as ex-army frustrates the team when they realise they could have been hired by any number of paymasters.
Squaring the Circle, Part 2
A young woman working for the Doshi property moguls, Amy Greenwood, is found dead in Maksim Bazhanov's apartment. Maksim is discovered to have been in a relationship with Yasmin Doshi. Nikki, Jack and Thomas ingeniously prove that foul play was involved in Amy's death and help the police find the missing Bazhanov.Amy's mother Justine is a powerful player in the City Assembly and, fuelled by the death of her daughter, she puts pressure on DI Sarah Parks's investigation. Suspicion soon falls on Adam Lansley of FreeLondon, a violent activist known to target the super-rich. But Maksim is a powerful man with many enemies, and the team find one of them where they least expect it.
One of Our Own, Part 1
Rising star Sergeant Sam Honeywell is found beaten and shot in his burnt-out car in Essex. The police are up in arms in what is a hugely emotive and political case for them, and DCI Jim Sullivan is determined to nail Honeywells killer. When a local drug dealer and son of known crime boss Dean Fallon seems to have his alibi sewn up, suspicion shifts closer to home. Honeywell is discovered to have been in an affair with Kate Parry, wife of his best friend, Sergeant Carl Parry. It looks bad for Parry, and Jack reveals details of Honeywells final moments, which hits Sullivan hard.
One of Our Own, Part 2
Known Essex criminal Jason Simons is found murdered in a way that is perhaps too similar to Honeywell to be a coincidence. As anomalies in his post-mortem stack up, the team discover that Simons was not what he seemed. Traces of drugs on Simonss penknife point them towards a major drugs importation, but his bereaved girlfriend Tess claims to know nothing about it. Suspicion turns back to Dean Fallon, but a discovery in his medical records and the death of the Fallon family lawyer Ben Osrin takes the investigation in an unexpected new direction.. Starring: Emilia Fox as Dr. Nikki Alexander, Richard Lintern as Dr. Thomas Chamberlain, David Caves as Dr. Jack Hodgson, Liz Carr as Dr. Clarissa Mullery
|Run Time:||580 minutes|
|Cast:||Starring: Emilia Fox as Dr. Nikki Alexander, Richard Lintern as Dr. Thomas Chamberlain, David Caves as Dr. Jack Hodgson, Liz Carr as Dr. Clarissa Mullery|
|Number of Discs:||4 Discs|
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