Luther Series 1

Luther

Episode 1 Luther returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius’s parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, unable to find evidence to convict, he becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the suspect – who has set her sights on him and his estranged wife.

Episode 2  A gunman begins murdering uniformed police officers, prompting the detective to taunt the killer on TV in the hope of inspiring him to turn his anger on him and come out into the open. To his horror, Luther also learns that Alice Morgan has been investigating his past – and is threatening to tell Zoe what she has discovered.

Episode 3 The stakes are raised in the search for a woman abducted by a writer of the occult who was suspected of committing a similar crime 10 years previously. Mark is beaten up and, suspecting Luther is responsible, he tries to get him suspended from the police, prompting the DCI to work through the night with Ripley to find evidence not only of the kidnap victim’s whereabouts but of her captor’s guilt.

Episode 4 A spate of murders occurs across London, and Luther suspects they were committed by the same villain. However, hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and a huge pool of witnesses seem to point to the contrary. Meanwhile, Henry Madsen wakes from his coma, giving the detective reason to fear for his career – and Alice’s life.

Episode 5 The DCI begins to suspect he has been double-crossed by one of his closest confidants, as an operation to buy the freedom of an art dealer’s wife from armed hostage-takers goes wrong. Luther turns to Zoe for support – but the person he believes has betrayed him has got there first.

Episode 6 Framed for murder and betrayed by one of his closest colleagues, the detective reluctantly accepts the aid of the calculating Alice Morgan, and turns to his love rival Mark North to help clear his name. Meanwhile, DSU Rose Teller struggles to come to terms with Luther’s apparent crimes, and is forced to take ruthless action to bring him to justice.

Thriller, starring Idris Elba,Warren Brown, Indira Varma, Steven Mackintosh, Saskia Reeves, Ruth Wilson and Dermot Crowley.

This show is a little bit too violent for me, but I’m curious to see how far the relationship between Luther and Alice goes.

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