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Season 1 Episode 1
The Mermaids Singing - Part One Part one of two. Thrillers based on the novels by Val McDermid, starring Robson Green as eccentric clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill. In the first tale, he is recruited by DI Carol Jordan to help track down a serial killer preying on men in the northern town of Bradfield, but his methods fail to win much support among the other officers on the case. With Hermione Norris and Philip Whitchurch

Season 1 Episode 2
The Mermaids Singing - Part Two Part two of two. Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill continues his hunt for the serial killer preying on men in the northern town of Bradfield, but finds his efforts hampered by the local police's scorn for his unconventional methods. With only DI Carol Jordan prepared to believe in him, Tony must draw on all his reserves of strength and insight to bring the case to a shocking conclusion. Thriller, starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 1 Episode 3
Shadows Rising - Part One Part one of two. Psychological profiler Tony is assigned to help when a teenager's body is dragged from a lake, while his detective partner Carol visits a celebrity couple being plagued by a stalker. At first the pair find their relationship challenged by having to work apart, but then they find a connection between the dead body and the stalker. Mystery thriller, starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris, with guest appearances by Doon Mackichan and John Michie

Season 1 Episode 4
Shadows Rising - Part Two Part two of two. Beth's murder has a devastating effect on Amanda Vance, leaving her on the verge of a breakdown, although the tragedy at least provides a wealth of clues for Tony and Carol to follow up. However, it soon becomes clear time is of the essence when another girl with a resemblance to the previous victims goes missing. Mystery thriller, starring Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Doon Mackichan and John Michie

Season 1 Episode 5
Justice Painted Blind - Part One Part one of two. An abduction and murder cause professional tension as Tony disagrees with Don's suspicion that the culprit is a paedophile he narrowly failed to convict on a previous occasion. As the killer strikes again, the struggle to find a link between the victims is complicated by Carol's lawyer boyfriend, who puts forward a theory of his own. Psychological thriller, starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 1 Episode 6
Justice Painted Blind - Part Two Part two of two. An unexpected confession from Paul Gregory forces Carol to release her prime suspect. It seems that for once Tony's uncanny profiling skills have failed - until another murder makes it clear the case is far from closed. Starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 2 Episode 1
Still She Cries Tony persuades the police to reopen the case of convicted child-killer Maggie Thomas, enlisting Laura, one of his students, to help probe her disturbed psyche - much to Carol's dismay. Events take a sinister turn when Laura's best friend is abducted, and as Tony and Carol investigate, an increasingly unbalanced and isolated Maggie takes desperate action. Starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 2 Episode 2
The Darkness of Light Tony and Carol investigate when the grisly remains of recent murder victims are unearthed during excavation work on the foundations of a hotel. When the building is subsequently burned to the ground, Tony suspects dark forces from the distant past are still very much active - and wonders whether the fact the hotel was built on the grounds of a ruined abbey could hold a clue to the mystery

Season 2 Episode 3
Right to Silence Carol Jordan is promoted to Detective Chief Inspector but has no time to celebrate as another baffling murder case demands her attention. The killing bears all the hallmarks of Bradfield gangster Gavin Cochran - but he is already languishing in prison. Starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 2 Episode 4
Sharp Compassion Panic grips Bradfield as a murderer targets the most vulnerable members of the community - hospital patients. While Dr Tony Hill ponders possible motives, DCI Carol Jordan's investigation is hampered by an intrusive MI5 officer breathing down her neck and the indifference of colleagues who seem more concerned with promotion than catching the killer

Season 3 Episode 1
Redemption A boy's body is discovered in a warehouse, in circumstances which could point to either suicide or murder. Dr Tony Hill takes on the case when DCI Carol Jordan is injured in an attempted mugging - and two more children's corpses are discovered. Psychological thriller, starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris, with Mark Letheren and Emma Handy

Season 3 Episode 2
Bad Seed Tony's suspicions are aroused by his latest PhD student, a notorious double murderer known as `Mack the Knife', who has been released from prison claiming to have reformed. Three killings take place soon afterwards, all bearing the hallmarks of his crimes of 30 years ago. However, he appears to have a cast-iron alibi - he is disabled with severe arthritis

Season 3 Episode 3
Nothing But the Night The team members are baffled as they struggle to build up a profile of the person they are hunting, as there is no discernible pattern to the crimes, or any clear motive. Meanwhile, Tony has an encounter with a mysterious woman, and Carol oversees a case review that entangles her in police politics and personal deception. Starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris

Season 3 Episode 4
Synchronicity Tony wakes up in hospital after being hit on the head by a would-be murderer - and discovers he is suffering from a brain tumour that is dramatically affecting his behaviour. Meanwhile, a spate of random shootings spreads terror throughout Bradfield, and Carol comes under pressure to bring the sniper responsible to justice. Robson Green and Hermione Norris star

Season 4 Episode 1
Time to Murder and Create An old case is unexpectedly reopened, catching Tony Hill off guard. His surprise is compounded by the revelation that Carol Jordan has left for South Africa and been replaced by new detective Alex Fielding, who has her own way of doing things - and refuses to believe his theory that a serial killer is stalking the streets. Robson Green and Simone Lahbib star

Season 4 Episode 2
Torment Tony investigates the violent murder of a prostitute, and learns the prime suspect was confined to a high-security psychiatric unit at the time. He races to identify the invisible killer before another victim suffers. Meanwhile, Alex forms an uneasy alliance with vice squad officers Shields and Mulligan. Psychological thriller, starring Robson Green

Season 4 Episode 3
A Hole in the Heart Hill investigates a series of mysterious deaths resembling the martyrdom of Christian saints and realises they are being instigated by a shadowy figure who presides over a sinister suicide cult. A local vicar seems the most likely suspect, but his own death rules him out of the investigation - and events culminate in a surprise revelation. Psychological thriller, starring Robson Green

Season 4 Episode 4
Wounded Surgeon Hill's judgement is called into question by the press, which gleefully seizes on DNA evidence suggesting he may once have unwittingly helped secure the conviction of an innocent man. Finding himself the subject of a media witch-hunt, he experiences a crisis of confidence - which is exacerbated by Alex's decision that she can no longer permit him to work for the police

Season 5 Episode 1
The Colour of Amber An 11-year-old girl is snatched from a troubled housing estate, presenting a fresh challenge for clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, who sets about trying to build up a profile of her abductor before time runs out. Unfortunately the case turns into a murder inquiry with the discovery of her body, and the team is left racing to save another innocent life. Robson Green and Simone Lahbib star

Season 5 Episode 2
Nocebo The murder of two youngsters in ritual slayings lead the police into a case of black magic - and things soon become more incredible, from animal sacrifices and paintings in blood to two of the team apparently cursed by voodoo dolls. Tony remains sceptical throughout - until Alex and her son become the killer's next targets. Thriller, starring Robson Green and Simone Lahbib

Season 5 Episode 3
The Names of Angels Two successful career women are found raped and strangled in imitation of similar murders years earlier in continental Europe. Tony picks up the links with Bradfield's own business community, but his investigations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of teenage killer Jack Norton, who is on the run from his social workers because he cannot cope with life `released under licence'

Season 5 Episode 4
Anything You Can Do The suffocation of an elderly woman proves the prelude to a string of similar killings - and makes Tony wonder whether respected psychologist Jonathan Goode, one of his personal heroes, could be involved. As events unfold, it begins to seem increasingly likely that his idol not only has feet of clay, but may also be dangerously unbalanced

Season 6 Episode 1
Unnatural Vices - Part One Part one of two. Psychologist Tony Hill investigates what appears to be the honour killing of a Kurdish woman. However, the site where the body was found yields remains of other victims and an even more gruesome motive for the crimes. New colleague Chris Collins seems reluctant to pull his weight when a middle-aged teacher of his acquaintance is added to a growing list of the dead. Robson Green and Cristian Solimeno star in the thriller based on the novels by Val McDermid

Season 6 Episode 2
Unnatural Vices - Part Two Part two of two. Chris Collins admits he concealed a relationship with the killer's latest victim and is therefore a potential target himself. As Tony delves into the sordid world of Bradfield's sadomasochism scene, he realises he must protect Alex from the full horror of the crimes, and when his temporary assistant goes missing he is left to battle it out with the elusive enemy alone. Drama, starring Robson Green, with Simone Lahbib and Cristian Solimeno

Season 6 Episode 3
Falls the Shadow - Part One Part one of two. Tony meets an old friend at a psychology convention and, after an evening's drinking to celebrate his success as a speaker, is forced to resist her advances. The next morning she is found murdered in her hotel room, and suspicion falls on Tony as he was the last person to see her alive. Back in Bradfield, Alex hunts a serial killer targeting prostitutes, and another experimental psychologist is killed close to home. Psychological thriller based on the novels by Val McDermid, starring Robson Green and Simone Lahbib

Season 6 Episode 4
Falls the Shadow - Part Two Part two of two. After another colleague is murdered, Tony is arrested as prime suspect. With time to ponder the ritualistic nature of the attacks, he finally finds a link with the prostitute killings. Alex refuses to let him offer himself as bait to lure the perpetrator into the open - not realising he is already a target. Thriller based on the novels by Val McDermid, starring Robson Green, with Simone Lahbib and Mark Letheren

Season 6 Episode 5
From the Defeated - Part One Part one of two. Tony becomes absorbed in a bizarre chain of murders in which each perpetrator in turn becomes the next victim but the unusual modus operandi of beating, strangulation and shooting - always with the same gun - remains the same. Completely caught up in the case, he fails to pick up dark hints from cannibal Michael, whom he helped to convict, that he is planning to escape from the secure unit where he is held. Thriller, starring Robson Green, with Simone Lahbib and Mark Letheren

Season 6 Episode 6
From the Defeated - Part Two Part two of two. The serial killing of men comes to a halt, but the abduction of a widow indicates the perpetrator has broadened his ambitions - and murder is not his only motivation. Psychopath Michael makes good his escape from the secure unit, wearing the clothes of the prison chaplain he duped, and Tony is lined up as his next victim. Drama, starring Robson Green and Simone Lahbib

Season 6 Episode 7
The Dead Land - Part One Part one of two. A killer starts dumping the bodies of homeless men in the financial district of Bradfield, leaving little for Tony to work on except the bizarre ritualistic nature of the crimes. Oxbridge graduate DI Andy Hall fills in for Alex when she suffers a family bereavement and Kevin moves into Tony's flat to offer police protection when it becomes clear a stalker has the clinical psychologist in his or her sights. Drama, starring Robson Green, with Mark Letheren and John Hopkins

Season 6 Episode 8
The Dead Land - Part Two Part two of two. Tony decodes the meaning of the ritual killings of homeless men and realises a clue to the murderer's identity has been under his nose all the time. Aware everyone has the potential to become a killer, he fails to foresee the threat to his own life from the mysterious stalker. Drama series, starring Robson Green, with Simone Lahbib and Mark Letheren



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