If you like police crime investigative team action then this DVD, Murder Investigation Team is one for you. Aired on A&E in the U.S. and on ITV in the UK in 2003 it follows a group of elite detectives out to solve some of the horrific crimes in metropolitan London.

The leaders of the team are DI Vivien Friend (Samantha Spiro) and DC Rosie MacManus (Lindsey Coulson). With the gritty reality of police work, solving these crimes takes part grueling procedure and part instinct. The team pursues those who do unthinkable deeds as a part of the Special Crimes Unit of London’s Metropolitan Police. Guest stars are Richard Hope, Michael McKell and Richard Huw.

This series includes 8 episodes with each filled with action, raids, and chases resulting in a lot of arrests. There are so many crimes, such as drug busts, incest, murder, rape and prostitution.

The 8 episodes are:

1.    Moving Targets – DI Friend heads the investigation involving a police officer being shot
2.    Daddy’s Little Girl – Could the suspect in the murder of a 3 year old girl that was found in concrete really be guilty or are they innocent?
3.    Rubbish – Are body parts being taken from those alive? They find a little boy dead in a refuse barge that has had his heart ripped out.
4.    Reading, Writing and Gangbanging – Detectives try to find a connection between the murder of a vagrant and a teacher’s suicide.
5.    Red Heads – While investigating a kidnapping case they find a 2nd victim walking the streets with practically no clothes on.
6.    Lambs To The Slaughter – When a released pedophile is released he is stabbed and while investigating his case the man’s past records have just vanished from the files. The Team has to ask what happened to them.
7.    Models and Millionaires – When a model’s body is found, the detectives disagree on who is the suspect in the crime.
8.    The Bigger The Lie – While covering a story dealing with racial issues a journalist is murdered causing a lot of headaches for the Investigation Team.

The set comes with 3 discs and runs approximately 391 minutes. There is some bonus features which include Episode 1 commentary with series creator Paul Marquess and series consultant Jackie Malton and an interview with actor Michael McKell.

Murder Investigation Team, Series One goes on sale on March 1, 2011. If you would like to reserve your copy early just click on the Amazon link above and pre-order it. ‘

Jan Barrett

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