Murder on the Home Front

Murder on the Home Front

DVD - 2014
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Set during the London Blitz of 1940, here is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, c2014
Edition: Original UK ed
ISBN: 9781608830763
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC MUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd, col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Aug 05, 2018

Decent enough way to pass 90 minutes. Good mystery, humorous at times, acting was overly dramatic at times. Had they wished, I think they probably could have gotten a couple of seasons worth of stories by pairing the pathologist and his assistant who were similar to Inspector Foyle and Samantha Smith if you have seen any of those. Lots of swing music.

Apr 02, 2016

A great movie for fans of British mysteries or forensic-based mysteries. A stand-alone movie with the feel of a Masterpiece Mystery or a period series like Murdoch Mysteries.

Sep 22, 2015

Excellent film, casting is very good. Sometimes plot is a bit predictable, but still fun.

Jun 14, 2015

Wish this was a BBC series. I would have liked to see more of this!

Nov 21, 2014

Will keep you guessing to the end! Superbly-done!

Aug 24, 2014

Clean cut language. Well studied story that moves fast in a blend of suspense and British black humor. Excellent acting. A quality movie you wish not to finish. A few gruesome images.

harrybrowne Aug 23, 2014

British drama, well written, acted and directed. Clever, dark humor with great musical score. The old-fashioned methods of detection are fascinating. Exposes typically corrupt cops and government officials. Best line: Execution is "sending faulty goods back to the manufacturer."

Be aware that there a lot of gruesome images.

Jul 25, 2014

PBS film that takes place in London during the Blitz of WWII. Murder mystery, police procedural which brings early forensic investigation to the fore. Patrick Kennedy and Tamzin Merchant are very good as the leads playing colleagues both in crime solving and love. The suspense builds as suspects are eliminated amid street chases and falling bombs.

Jul 20, 2014

Fast paced crime investigation of a serial killer by a young pathologist and his assistant in London during the Blitz.

Jun 01, 2014

Rated 10/10.

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Jul 20, 2014

Opening line: The term autopsy actually derives from the ancient Greek autopsia, meaning to see for oneself. Julius Caesar's proved it
was the second stab wound, the one to the heart, that killed him. Making it highly unlikely he had time to say: 'Et tu Brute?'

Dr,. Collins to cop: And could I have that sandwich bagged, I'll need to examine it.
Cop: No need, Sir. That's mine, that is.
Dr. Collins: This is a crime scene, not a Lyon's tea shop.

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