C.B. Strike (2017– )
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The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 1 

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.


Michael Keillor


J.K. Rowling (novel) (as Robert Galbraith), Ben Richards

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elarica Johnson ... Lula Landry
Amber Anderson ... Ciara Porter
Kadiff Kirwan ... Guy Somé
Bronson Webb ... Evan Duffield
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Derrick Wilson
Holliday Grainger ... Robin Ellacott
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Charlotte Campbell
Tom Burke ... Cormoran Strike
Leo Bill ... John Bristow
Adelle Leonce Adelle Leonce ... Cath
David Avery ... Nico Kolovas-Jones
Kevin Fuller ... Freddie Bestigui
Tara Fitzgerald ... Tansy Bestigui
Greg McKenzie Greg McKenzie ... TV Reporter
Kerr Logan ... Matthew Cunliffe


Disorganized and disabled from military service in Afghanistan, private investigator Cormoran Strike is visited by an old friend, John Bristow, who believes his adopted sister, model Lula Landry, a declared suicide, was murdered. His basis is CCTV footage of a man in the area where Lula was found. An interview with a very young inspector, Eric Wardle, puts Lula's boyfriend Evan Duffield in the clear, sending Cormoran and temporary secretary Robin in pursuit of would-be suitor, rapper Deeby Macc, and fellow flat dweller Tansy Bestigui, who alerted the police to Lula's death. Also in the frame is Lula's greedy friend Rochelle, now fallen on hard times. John's uncle, solicitor Tony Landry, steps in to divert Cormoran and undermine his investigation but then Cormoran discovers another body. Written by don @ minifie-1

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1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Elarica Johnson (Lula Landry) has been tied to another J.K. Rowling project; she played the waitress, a character created for the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) See more »


When Lula gets into the car at the beginning of the episode she can be seen getting into the rear on the passenger side, subsequent internal car footage shows her sitting on this side too. By the time she arrives at home she has moved to the rear on the drivers side. Assuming she knew which direction she would approach her home from it seems unlikely she would have moved position. See more »


Cormoran Strike: [talking to his false leg] Bollocks! Why do I always take you off before I remember to have a piss?
[he reaches for a coffee mug and pees into it]
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I Walk Beside You
(title music)
by Adrian Johnston and Crispin Letts
performed by Beth Rowley
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book is great , TV movie-not really
5 September 2017 | by michal-levandowskiSee all my reviews

Book is a good read, relaxing story (crime), but the movie is slow and with no emotions, but I like the actress playing Robin, she was also good in My cousin Rachel. Book is a good read, relaxing story (crime), but the movie is slow and with no emotions, but I like the actress playing Robin, she was also good in My cousin Rachel

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