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Blue Murder (ITV 2003-2004 with Caroline Quentin and Ian Kelsey)

UK / ITV-1 / 13×90 minute episodes 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 May 2003 – 12 October 2009

Creator: Cath Staincliffe / Executive Producer: Carolyn Reynolds / Producer: Hugh Warren

Crime drama series. DCI Janine Lewis is in charge of a murder investigation team and has to juggle her busy career with the life of being a single mum to three kids (Michael, Tom and Eleanor) after her amicable separation from her husband.

Detective Inspector is her right hand man, the pair drawn closer by the fact of nearly having an affair during their training years before.

Blue Murder was popular enough to run for five seasons and is very much the kind of show still being made today not least with the likes of Scott and Bailey.

There was a previous ITV crime drama called Blue Murder, this was a one off that aired in 2000.

cast
CAROLINE QUENTIN as DCI Janine Lewis
IAN KELSEY as DI Richard Mayne
DAVID SCHOFIELD as DCS Hackett
PAUL LOUGHRAN as DS Butchers
NICHOLAS MURCHIE as DS Shap
CEALLACH SPELLMAN as Tom Lewis
JOE TUCKER as Pete Lewis
GEOFF BRETON as Michael Lewis
CATHERINE JENKINS as Eleanor Lewis
NINA FOG as Connie
SUSHIL CHUDASAMA as Shaz Chowhary





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