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Luther

Genres: Drama, Police Procedural
Broadcast on: SABC3, BBC Entertainment, BBC First

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Broadcaster information
International channels
BBC One : 04 May 2010 - 04 Jan 2019
BBC America : 17 Oct 2010 - 17 Dec 2015

South African channels

BBC Entertainment : 28 Feb 2011 - 30 Dec 2013
SABC3 : 05 Apr 2012 - 10 May 2012
BBC First : 22 Mar 2017 - 17 Feb 2019

About the Show

Luther is a British psychological crime drama television series created by Neil Cross which follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther, who is tormented by the darker side of humanity.

Luther shines a light where others fear to tread, into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers, and the shadowy spaces of his own soul...

Starring Idris Elba (The Wire), Luther is a psychological thriller driven by an intellectually brilliant but emotionally impulsive cop.

For Luther, his profession is a vocation rather than a job. He serves his own idea of a moral order as much as rules and codes of criminal law.

Throughout the series we see Luther face a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey. We encounter his capacity for violence as well as his kindness; his sudden vulnerability and dizzying, visionary mind; why his wife left him for another man, and why his colleagues are frequently left open-mouthed in awe.

However as the intensity of his convictions combine with the strength of his passions, they provoke the question of whether Luther is a force for good or a man hell bent on self-destruction.

Luther's confidante initially is his arch-enemy Alice (Ruth Wilson), a beautiful multiple murderess who evades his grasp early on, and with whom he becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits.

As the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Will his personal demons prove to be as dangerous as any of the criminals he pursues?


Starring

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DCI John Luther

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Alice Morgan

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DCI Ian Reed

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Zoe Luther

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Mark North

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DSU Rose Teller

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DS Justin Ripley

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DCI Martin Schenk

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Benny Silver

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DS Erin Gray

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Jenny Jones

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Caroline Jones

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Baba

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Toby Kent

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Mary Day

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DSU George Stark

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DCI Theo Bloom

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DS Emma Lane

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Megan Cantor

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George Cornelius

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DS Catherine Halliday

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Jeremy Lake

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Vivien Lake


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