From acclaimed writer Lynda La Plante, these 22 gut-wrenching, multi-layered investigative thrillers will keep you on the edge of your seat from compelling opening to shocking conclusion. The powerhouse team of Detective Superintendent Walker (David Hayman), Detective Inspector North (Kate Buffery), and DCI Connor (Victoria Smurfit) follow each case from crime committed, through investigation and forensics, to courts of law where their efforts will be tested — sometimes to the breaking point. 51 ½ hrs, 18 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Volume I: DCS Mike Walker and DI Pat North investigate the disappearance of a five-year-old girl in East London.
Volume II: A series of sadistic attacks leads the detectives to a repairman who has a mysterious hold on his employees.
Volume III: A girl's disappearance on her paper route grows more complex after grisly clues are discovered.
Volume IV: When a cold case of Walker's is reopened, personal and professional pressures mount for North.
Volume V: The discovery of human skeletons at a bed-and-breakfast triggers a murder inquiry.
Volume VI: North and Walker investigate the brazen kidnapping of a mother in front of her daughter.
Volume VII: Suspicion—Cases converge as the detectives look into a woman's disappearance and eventual murder.
Volume VIII: Blue Eiderdown—A private sex club becomes very public after a young woman falls to her death from a luxury condo.
Volume IX: The Lovers—A honeymoon turns tragic when the groom disappears.
Volume X: Sins of the Father—After a teenager dies, the detectives focus on her secret boyfriend.
Volume XI: Closure—When a rape-and-murder case hits a dead end, DCI Connor calls in a profiler.
Volume XII: Paradise Lost—A teacher's murder looks like an open-and-shut case, until more clues emerge.
Volume XIII: Curriculum Vitae—Connor and Walker investigate an infant's death, with the nanny as the prime suspect.
Volume XIV: Mirror Image—A double murder appears to be a burglary gone wrong, but all is not what it seems.
Volume XV: The Rules of the Game—A Ukrainian billionaire is suspected in the death of a high-priced escort.
Volume XVI: Kill the King—When a friend of Walker's is killed, dark secrets emerge about the victim's life.
Volume XVII: Conviction—An ex-con who maintains his innocence is the target of a revenge plot.
Volume XVIII: The Box—Walker gets entangled in a missing-persons case while on leave.
Volume XIX: Tracks—The discovery of a mud-covered corpse sends the team searching for answers.
Volume XX: Siren—A high-profile murder case has links to international drug trafficking.
Volume XXI: Ghost Train—A teenager's death at a carnival may be connected to a series of crimes.
Volume XXII: Shooter—Walker obsesses over a crime family's misdeeds as they're tried for a deadly robbery.
Behind-the-scenes documentary with cast and crew interviews (46 min.)
Interviews with Lynda La Plante, David Hayman, Victoria Smurfit, and Colin Salmon (41 min.)
Set 6 behind-the-scenes footage (32 min.)
Run Time: 51 ½ hours
Number of discs: 18
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: Stereo
Content disclaimer: Contains graphic scenes, nudity, and coarse language
Stars: David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Taboo), Victoria Smurfit (Marcella, Once Upon a Time), Kate Buffery (Wish Me Luck), Dorian Lough (The Bill), Gemma Jones (Harry Potter films, Bridget Jones films)
Guest Stars: Simon Callow (Outlander), Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Claire Bloom (The King's Speech), Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park), Colin Salmon (Arrow), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), James Wilby (Poldark), Michael Fassbender (X-Men films), Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Fiona Shaw (True Blood), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Julian Glover (Game of Thrones), Pip Torrens (Patrick Melrose), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Charles Dance (The Imitation Game)
"Lynda La Plante at her gruesome best" — Daily Mail (UK)
"Superb crime series" — Sunday Times (UK)
"A British spin on the Law & Order format" — The Boston Globe