McCallum (TV series)

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GenreCrime drama
Created byStuart Hepburn
Mike Cullen
Written byVarious
Directed byVarious
StarringJohn Hannah
Gerard Murphy
Zara Turner
James Saxon
Richard O'Callaghan
Alex Walkinshaw
Suzanna Hamilton
Richard Moore
Nathaniel Parker
Eva Pope
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Executive producerRobert Love
ProducerMurray Ferguson
Running time120 minutes (w./advertisements)
Production companiesSTV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Original networkITV
Original release28 December 1995 (1995-12-28) –
7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)
RelatedRebus (2000-2007)

McCallum is a British television series that was produced by STV Productions (Scottish Television) and ran from 1995 to 1998.

Dr Iain McCallum was the original lead character, played by Scottish actor John Hannah. McCallum is a forensic pathologist working in the morgue of St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End,[1] who travels by Triumph Motorcycle, is generally charming and solves murders. The character has romantic involvements with two of the other principal characters, Joanna Sparks (played by Suzanna Hamilton), and later Dr. Angela Moloney (played by Zara Turner). The last episode did not include McCallum and Angela as the story stated that they had taken jobs in America. They were replaced by Dr. Dan Gallagher (Nathaniel Parker) and Dr. Charley Fielding (Eva Pope).



Pilot (1995)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"The Key to My Heart"Stuart HepburnPatrick Lau28 December 1995 (1995-12-28)TBA
McCallum investigates when the body of a missing Vietnamese banker washes ashore, but soon has other problems to worry about when a female police officer that he has been having an affair with is found dead - and the police label him as the prime suspect.

Series 1 (1997)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Sacrifice"Stuart HepburnSarah Hellings13 January 1997 (1997-01-13)TBA
McCallum investigates when a well-known baker is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in his award-winning baker's shop and his family try to cover up the circumstances surrounding his death.
2"Touch"Ben RostulRichard Holthouse27 January 1997 (1997-01-27)TBA
McCallum investigates the death of a young Brazilian prostitute is who is found dead after having been scalded. However, the situation is complicated when the post mortem reveals that she died from a superbug bacterial infection and that she had previously suffered from two drug-induced heart attacks.
3"Dead But Still Breathing"Mike CullenRichard Laxton10 February 1997 (1997-02-10)TBA
McCallum finds that he has become a moving target when a killer with a grudge against him attempts to exact revenge with a combination of poisonings and threatening telephone calls.

Series 2 (1998)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"City of the Dead"Mike CullenRichard Holthouse6 January 1998 (1998-01-06)TBA
McCallum finds himself defending his own colleague after his absence from work results in a tragic road accident which results in the death of an elderly man.
2"Harvest"Ben RostulChristopher King13 January 1998 (1998-01-13)TBA
McCallum is convinced that a serial killer is at work when a mutilated body is found in a sewer - and more bodies turn up with graze marks and organs missing.
3"Dead Man's Fingers"Jane HollowoodDavid Tucker3 February 1998 (1998-02-03)TBA
McCallum finds himself implicated in the death of a hospital worker when she names him in her diary as the father of her unborn baby.
4"Running on Empty"Mike CullenPeter Smith17 February 1998 (1998-02-17)TBA
McCallum is suspicious after his examination of two bodies reveals no cause of death - but when the lab is broken into, the theft of vital samples proves to be a clue.

Special (1998)[edit]

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Beyond Good and Evil"Russell GascoigneRichard Holthouse7 December 1998 (1998-12-07)8.18m
Gallagher goes on the hunt for the necrophilia-like murderers of two women who have kidnapped his girlfriend. Will he get to her in time, or will she become their latest victim?


  1. ^ Show summary on Accessed on 2 May 2014.

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