Murder City

VIBE – Mondays from 23 July, 8.30pm

Detangling webs of lies, uncovering the source of splatters of blood and trips to the casino – it’s all an average day for these cops.

It’s a case of good cop bad cop in this British crime drama as DI Susan Alembic (Amanda Donohoe, L.A. Law), the most talented DI in her department, pairs up with the arguably less talented ‘comic relief’ of DS Luke Stone (Kris Marshall, Love Actually). As this detective duo tackle more murders than you can shake a gun at, how much will they uncover in the darker side of London?

VIBE – Mondays from 6 June, 9.30pm

A mismatched pair of British detectives solves apparently unsolvable cases, unravelling the truth behind serial killings, crimes of passion and ruthless assassinations.

This cutting edge, contemporary series peppered with dark humour sees former LA Law star Amanda Donahoe return to television as tough, methodical detective Susan Alembic, paired up with the unorthodox Luke Stone (Kris Marshall – Love Actually) in a busy inner city murder squad. While Stone’s unconventional ideas set him apart from the rest of the team, Alembic is usually there to defend him, with their very different approaches proving crucial as they strive to unlock murder mysteries and track down killers. Working closely with the rest of the squad, their investigations bring them face to face with tormented pasts, grim secrets and deadly deceptions as they follow up grisly discoveries and frequently put their own lives in jeopardy.

Dynamic detective duo DI Susan Alembic (Amanda Donohoe) and DS Luke Stone (Kris Marshall) are back to solve more compelling murder cases in a second series of ‘Murder City’.

Wednesday 13 December, 8.30pm TV One

The mismatched pair of murder detectives hold very different approaches to solving crime. Alembic is tough, methodical and stubborn. Amanda Donohoe says her character is definitely not someone you’d want to get on the wrong side of: “You don’t want to mess with her. She’s an iron fist in a velvet glove. She’s bloody good at her job, despite operating in a man’s world.”

But she is also very protective of her frequently misunderstood colleague. “Luke Stone wakes her up to her intuition and to embrace his cryptic way of thinking. I think it’s more of a mental relationship rather than a physical one,” says Donohoe. “The nicest thing about them is that he’s like the kid brother, rather than the lover, she wants.”

Stone, on the other hand, is fascinated by the investigations, examining each case from the opposite view to his colleagues. “Stone is cool and not cool at the same time,” says Kris Marshall. “He’s a loner, he’s stubborn, quite arrogant, and he’s got nothing to lose. He gets himself so involved in the crimes and getting underneath the skin of killers.” In this series of ‘Murder City’ he applies his unique skills to a suspicious suicide, the complicated murder of a pampered banker, and the strangling of a promising student.

In this week’s episode: When the dead body of a woman is thrown from the top of an apartment block killing one of the tenants, the tenant’s fiancee, Lucy, witnesses the whole thing – she didn’t see anyone leave the building. Alembic and Stone try to establish whether this is accidental double murder or something more sinister.