Hard Sun (2018)
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Luke 21:25 

A murderer confesses to a priest that he wants to challenge God into revealing Himself by targeting those people who help others. Grace makes an offer to Hicks.


Nick Rowland


Neil Cross, Tim Dragga (script associate)


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Episode credited cast:
Jim Sturgess ... DCI Charlie Hicks
Agyness Deyn ... DI Elaine Renko
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Grace Morrigan
Derek Riddell ... DCS Roland Bell
Jojo Macari Jojo Macari ... Daniel Renko
Lorraine Burroughs ... Simone Hicks
Varada Sethu ... DS Mishal Ali
Owain Arthur ... DS Keith Greener
Joplin Sibtain ... DS Herbie Sarafian (as Chook Sibtain)
Adrian Rawlins ... DS George Mooney
Ukweli Roach ... Will Benedetti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siddiqua Ahktar Siddiqua Ahktar ... Dr. Jenny Bale
Kirsty Averton Kirsty Averton ... Jamie Unwin
David J Biscoe ... CID
Stefano Braschi Stefano Braschi ... Jason Walker


As Elaine interviews two criminals who allege that Charlie killed his partner Alex help line operator Jamie Unwin is murdered and disturbed former aid worker Thom Blackwood confesses to priest Dennis Chapman he was responsible to show that God does not exist as He did not intervene to save a good person. Seeing the priest at the murder scene Charlie follows him, saving him from Blackwood, who escapes and claims more victims. A disturbing visit to Daniel, unsettled by Grace Morrigan asking him about Hard Sun leads Elaine to suggest killing her. However Morrigan approaches Charlie threatening his family unless he persuades Elaine to give her the hard drive. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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6 January 2018 (UK) See more »

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Episode 1.3
27 January 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The best scene was the nasty MI5 officer Grace Morrigan going to see Elaine's son at the hospital and getting attacked. It was nice to see her getting a dose of her own medicine. I still find it hard to fathom why she cares so much about Hard Sun. The world is going to end in 5 years, surely there are better things to do with your life?

The rest of the episode is Neil Cross's rip off of his own Luther series. We even get Dermot Crowley who plays Luther's boss turn up as a priest who has heard a confession from a troubled aid worker who is going on a killing spree of murdering good Samaritans to show that God does not exist. The leaked Hard Sun report has inspired or unhinged him further.

So just another serial killer of the week story, the fate of the world is on hold.

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