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Messiah 

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Stott ...  Red Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Frances Grey ...  Kate Beauchamp 2 episodes, 2001
Jamie Draven ...  Jez Clifton 2 episodes, 2001
Kieran O'Brien ...  Eric Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Ray Trickitt ...  D.C. Nixon 2 episodes, 2001
Neil Dudgeon ...  Duncan Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Michelle Forbes ...  Susan Metcalfe 2 episodes, 2001
Art Malik ...  D.C.S. Emerson 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Woodward ...  Rev. Stephen Hedges 2 episodes, 2001
Colin Gourley Colin Gourley ...  Roger Parkin 2 episodes, 2001
Billie-Claire Wright Billie-Claire Wright ...  Chloe 2 episodes, 2001
Ron Berglas ...  Lubezski 2 episodes, 2001
Howard Crossley Howard Crossley ...  D.C. Freeman 2 episodes, 2001
Eddie Cooper Eddie Cooper ...  Sam Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Gillian Taylforth Gillian Taylforth ...  Helen Warren 2 episodes, 2001
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Alison Reeves 2 episodes, 2001
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

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Release Date:

26 May 2001 (UK) See more »

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Messiah See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

'Michelle Forbes' had to learn sign language for her part and did so within six days. See more »

Quotes

D.C.I. Redfern 'Red' Metcalfe: Ten dead!
D.S. Jez Clifton: At least we saved you.
D.C.I. Redfern 'Red' Metcalfe: That's not much consolation.
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Followed by Messiah: The Promise (2004) See more »

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Realistic, Rough, Raw - apparently some other R's...
24 January 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

/refers to Season 1/

British crime series have remained a sign of quality - accrual of Scandinavian ones in this century has not impaired them but diversified their approach. Messiah is a good example how "good old" episode-based crime has obtained "modern" nuances and cinematography, including fast twists and meaningful use of flashbacks.

As usual, performances are good (in fact, I could not Ken Scott starring somewhere), policemen are realistic, no cute faces and fancy clothes/cars, and the severity of crimes depicted here has a sophisticated reference to the past... And I as did not guess the evildoer, did not suspect even, I would easily give 8 points for constant suspense - in spite of the fact I am not very fond of religious fanaticism or crime - and I intend to watch the following seasons as well.


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