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Murder Prevention (C5 2004, Conor Mullen, Sean Gallagher)

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Crime drama series Murder Prevention focuses on the work of the MPU (Murder Prevention Unit) who specialise in stopping the crimes before they get the chance to occur. The team, all of whom bring specialist skills with them, are led by DCI Patrick Taylor, second in command is Ray Lloyd, one time Special Branch hard man. Others on the team include surveillance man Neil Stanton, victimology specialist Karen Hughes, profiler Mark Rosen and undercover man Maurice Gibney.

The series was made up of three two part stories.

Surprisingly gripping, often violent and full of bad language, MP is a well made series with a basis in reality, although it is a little heavy on the jerky camera movements for that post modern make you feel sick vibe. Scotland Yard has a real life Murder Prevention Unit – set up in 2001.

production details
UK / Channel Five – World Productions / 6×50 minute episodes / 2004

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Creator: Declan Croghan / Producer: Eleanor Greene / Script Editor: Claire Hirsch / Production Design: Robin Tarsnane / Police Advisor: Mark Williams-Thomas / Criminological Advisor: Prof David Wilson / Costumes: Anne Rudd / Executive Producer: Simon Heath

cast
CONOR MULLEN as DCI Patrick Goddard
MARK LEWIS JONES as Sgt Ray Lloyd
SEAN GALLAGHER as DC Neil Stanton
MICHAEL SMILEY as DC Maurice Gibney
SARAH SMART as DC Karen Hughes
TOM BROOKE as DC Mark Rosen


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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