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Messiah: The Harrowing 

Red Metcalfe's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell.


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Ken Stott ...  Red Metcalfe / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Neil Dudgeon ...  DI Duncan Warren 3 episodes, 2005
Helen McCrory ...  Dr. Rachel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Maxine Peake ...  DS Vickie Clarke 3 episodes, 2005
Hugo Speer ...  DI Jack Price 3 episodes, 2005
Harriet Walter ...  Professor Robb 3 episodes, 2005
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ...  Richard Eccleshall 3 episodes, 2005
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Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ...  Evelyn McArdle 3 episodes, 2005
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ...  Henry McArdle 3 episodes, 2005
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ...  Tim Evans 3 episodes, 2005
Gil Brailey Gil Brailey ...  Coroner 3 episodes, 2005
Mat Ruttle Mat Ruttle ...  Daniel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Alice Bird ...  Isabel Price 3 episodes, 2005
Imogen Byron ...  Jaqueline Price 3 episodes, 2005
Kay Purcell Kay Purcell ...  Prof Uhomi 3 episodes, 2005
Keir Mills ...  Billy Edwards 3 episodes, 2005
Harry Williams Harry Williams ...  Forensic Officer 3 episodes, 2005
Serena Harris Serena Harris ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 2005
Amarjit Bassan ...  Officer 3 episodes, 2005
Jocelyn Barker Jocelyn Barker ...  Paula Scott 3 episodes, 2005
Laura Wells Laura Wells ...  Tamzin Green 3 episodes, 2005
Ian Midlane Ian Midlane ...  Franco Giardello 3 episodes, 2005
Frank Scantori Frank Scantori ...  John Giardello 3 episodes, 2005
Helen Modern Helen Modern ...  Steph Baker 3 episodes, 2005
Andrew McCulloch ...  Father James 3 episodes, 2005
Robert Hickson Robert Hickson ...  Simon Emerson 3 episodes, 2005
Russell Tovey ...  Robbie McManus, Police Technician 3 episodes, 2005
Shane Zaza ...  Police Technician 3 episodes, 2005
Harry Miller Harry Miller ...  Foreman 3 episodes, 2005
Aaron Neil ...  Stephen Cotter, Solicitor 3 episodes, 2005
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Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  Sara Knightley 3 episodes, 2005
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When the team arrive at a van abandoned on landfill sight they soon realise this is a case, the like they have never seen before. The van door is locked, the glass darkened, an angry buzzing inside. Phoebe is in the front seat, wasps crawling in and out of her open mouth: SAVE ME is written in blood on the windscreen. Red's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell here on earth. Written by Publicity

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28 August 2005 (UK) See more »

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Gyilkos megváltó: A szívszaggató See more »

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London, England, UK

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(3 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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DCI Red Metcalfe: There is no greater pain then to remember in our present grief, past happiness.
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Alternate Versions

In Germany the three original episodes were edited by the German broadcasting station ZDF into two movies, both 85 minutes long. See more »


Followed by Messiah: The Rapture (2008) See more »

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Very entertaining, but not spell-ed-out satisfyingly enough?
30 August 2005 | by carly-morrisSee all my reviews

The first episode of this three-part thriller (fourth in the series) was definitely tip-top in my opinion. It offered all the gore and mystery that kept us glued to our seats during the first Messiah instalment (maybe the other two as well, but not all would agree).

However, the pace and development of the story seemed to be lacking once the Dante connection to the murders was found. While still thrilling and gruesome, the plot became a little complicated to decipher. Personally, I love murder mystery thrillers to be spell-ed out to me, so that I leave happy in the knowledge that I know everything, and I have no unanswered questions.

Still hoping that all would become clear, I watched the final episode intently. Again, it was definitely worth watching, but be warned - if you're lazy like me and want everything to be made very clear, or not clever enough to latch on to what's going on, you may be left a little unsatisfied.

If you're new to the Messiah series, I would definitely recommend the first one, at least as a starting point. This one is still worth a look, though.

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