|Also known as||Murder Prevention Unit|
|Created by||Declan Croghan|
|Written by||Declan Croghan|
|Directed by||Justin Chadwick
Mark Lewis Jones
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Simon Heath|
|Running time||48 minutes|
|Original release||30 October 2004 – 4 December 2004|
Murder Prevention was a British police drama inspired by the real-life Homicide Prevention Unit within the Metropolitan Police. It was produced for Five by World Productions who previously produced the television series The Cops. The series consisted of three two-part stories. Later repeats edited the two-parters so that they were screened as three longer running episodes.
According to series creator Declan Croghan, "Murder Prevention is the first pre-crime drama ever, anywhere."
The series followed the work of the fictitious Murder Prevention Unit (MPU) as they attempted to prevent murders from taking place. By using modern scientific techniques and basic police instinct, the unit's aim was to gather enough evidence of intent to kill in order to arrest potential murderers.
- Conor Mullen as DCI Patrick Goddard
- Mark Lewis Jones as DS Ray Lloyd
- Sean Gallagher as DC Neil Stanton
- Michael Smiley as DC Maurice Gibney
- Sarah Smart as DC Karen Hughes
- Tom Brooke as DC Mark Rosen - a rookie profiler
- Episodes 1-2: False Prophet (30 October 2004 and 6 November 2004)
- Episodes 3-4: Last Man Out (13 November 2004 and 20 November 2004)
- Episodes 5-6: Judgement Day (27 November 2004 and 4 December 2004)