Blue Murder (UK TV series)

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Blue Murder
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Genre Drama/Crime
Created by Cath Staincliffe
Starring Caroline Quentin
Ian Kelsey
Paul Loughran
Nicholas Murchie
Belinda Everett
Saskia Wickham
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 19 (List of episodes)
Running time 60 mins
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Original run 18 May 2003 (pilot)
6 September 2004 –
12 October 2009
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Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.


Created by Cath Staincliffe, who also wrote several episodes, it centres on a single mother of four trying to balance a demanding career with raising her young family. Her ex-husband has since started a new family.

First shown on 18 May 2003, five series in total were broadcast. The fifth series debuted on 7 September 2009. The cast includes a new detective played by Belinda Everett, with the first episode featuring Holliday Grainger, Chris Hall, Siobhan Finneran and Chris Gascoyne. Guest stars in subsequent episodes include Mark Benton, Lee Boardman, Kieran O'Brien, Brendan Coyle, Heather Peace, Tina O'Brien, Sylvia Syms and Anthony Flanagan.


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