Murder Prevention

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Murder Prevention
Also known as Murder Prevention Unit
Created by Declan Croghan
Written by Declan Croghan
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Julian Simpson
Jeremy Lovering
Starring Conor Mullen
Mark Lewis Jones
Sean Gallagher
Michael Smiley
Sarah Smart
Tom Brooke
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Simon Heath
Producer(s) Eleanor Greene
Running time 48 minutes
Original network Five
Original release 30 October 2004 – 4 December 2004
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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.[1] The series consisted of three two-part stories.[2] Later repeats edited the two-parters so that they were screened as three longer running episodes.[3]

According to series creator Declan Croghan, "Murder Prevention is the first pre-crime drama ever, anywhere."[1]


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.[1]



  • 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)


  1. ^ a b c "Murder Prevention - A New Drama Series For Five" (Press release). Five. 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Memorable TV - Murder Prevention". Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  3. ^ "BFI - Film & TV database - Murder Prevention". BFI. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 

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