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Marcella is a new multi-stranded crime drama from internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge). Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella centers on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life, driven by rejection and intuition. Co-created with Nicola Larder (The Tunnel), the series is Rosenfeldt’s first drama created for an English speaking audience. Following his global success with The Bridge, Marcella captures Rosenfeldt’s genius in creating truly compelling female characters. Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30’s who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end of her marriage to the love of her life and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work--her sense of self shattered. She is immediately assigned to one of her old cases that she first worked on in 2003. A spate of recent killings has occurred, all carrying the same hallmarks as those unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Has the killer re-appeared or is this a copycat murderer? How will Marcella cope with returning to duty when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she’s seeking or lead her dangerously into territory she must avoid at all costs? Told in Rosenfeldt’s unflinchingly clear Nordic style, the series leads the audience through an unpredictable narrative maze full of hooks and action with suspicion falling on nearly all of the characters right up until its final moments.
|1||HDVideoEpisode 1||After 11 years absence away from the force, DS Marcella Backland finds herself drawn back to police work following the return of the Grove Park Killer, her last case before she left to start a family. In 2005, the killer tied the victims' hands and feet with cable ties before taping a plastic bag around their heads. The case went cold. But now, over ten years later, it seems he has returned. Marcella is driven by the news that her previous lead suspect, Peter Cullen, is out of prison for manslaughter and now working in a bakery on a prison placement scheme. But nobody else on her team thinks it could be Peter, and Marcella's lone wolf approach quickly alienates her new colleagues. But Marcella's also pre-occupied with the breakdown of her 15-year marriage to Jason Backland. It's a huge blow to her when he tells her he no longer loves her. She believed they were happy.||46:17||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEpisode 2||Marcella tries to make sense of the previous evening's events. Meanwhile, the Gibson family are in a state of panic when Grace is discovered missing, and Marcella scours CCTV footage in an attempt to discover more about Grace's disappearance. Cara returns home from her latest Sinnr exploit. She's managed to swipe a watch, some earrings and a bracelet. Cara's unaware of their significance and the danger she's put herself in - all of these items are recognisable as trophies taken by the Grove Park Killer. Peter Cullen continues his prison work placement at the bakery and is delighted by his budding friendship with a young postgraduate student called Maddy. Marcella warns Maddy that Peter is dangerous, but Maddy assumes she's safe - Peter's supervisor Guy is always with him. But later, we see Guy head out with Peter and leave him to his own devices.||45:46||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoEpisode 3||Marcella is traumatised. How could she have known where Grace's body was? Is she responsible for burying her there? Grace's body is discovered by the police and Marcella tries to keep her head, hiding the fact that she was one of the last people to see Grace alive. She's a capable liar with her colleagues. As Jason grieves the death of his girlfriend and Marcella struggles with her demons, of what she might be capable of, when in fugue... the pair unexpectedly cling to each other. Their sex isn't a romantic revival, more the collision of two people lost in their own problems. Later, Marcella discovers the true extent of Jason's affair and enacts her own cruel revenge.||45:47||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoEpisode 4||Clive Bonn is brought in for questioning, but his immoral motives for being at Hampstead Heath near Grace's burial site exonerate him from being the murderer. Maddy can't get hold of Adrian after their last fight and Peter is still pursuing her. He surprises her on her doorstep and walks her to her university. As she's about to leave, he gives her a gift-wrapped present, its significance will later be horrifically telling for Maddy. Laura and Rav question Marcella about why she was looking at CCTV from Grace's house, but Marcella manages to conceal the truth. She's told to look through it again for a minicab as one has been seen near two of the previous victims' houses. Laura pressures Marcella to give her DNA after blood is found at Grace Gibson's house. Marcella, realising that the blood is probably hers, devises a plan to avoid the truth coming out. Marcella's brilliant ability to deceive once again comes to the fore.||45:48||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDVideoEpisode 5||Marcella is back to the drawing board after realising Peter Cullen can't be the culprit for the current spate of murders. Cara's sex-cam threats lead back to the IT business owned by the Gibson’s family friend, Matthew. When questioned he denies having any involvement. Marcella plays Peter at his own psychological games in the interrogation room, taunting him as a disappointing failure. His pride pricked, Peter cracks and makes a confession. Jason meets with DTG's intelligence firm to get leverage on Andrew Barnes so he can claw his job back by getting the Lambeth project back on track. The firm's agent, Stuart, explains that Barnes is spotless. Afterwards, in private, Jason accepts some "unofficial" help from Stuart in dealing with the man blocking the development. Their conversation is left open ended and open to much interpretation.||45:30||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoEpisode 6||Marcella and the team race against the clock to find six year old May, whom the killer has abducted. The suspicion is that May witnessed her babysitter, Beth being attacked and startled the killer. The police start tracking May's location, but are soon thwarted much to Marcella's despair. The SOCO forensic officers find strands of hair in Beth's lifeless hand, but tests for DNA will take a couple of days. A neighbour claims he saw someone in a blue hoodie carrying the girl - which CCTV footage confirms. Marcella is on a very personal quest, trying to get into the mind of the killer: why not kill May on the spot? Can they get to her before he makes any more decisions? Marcella locates the killer's burning car in the wastelands surrounding City airport. May is lying face down in a puddle, hands and feet bound by cable ties. Marcella tries desperately to resuscitate her, but is it too late?||45:20||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|7||HDVideoEpisode 7||Mo El Sayed holds Marcella hostage at home. He saw her move Grace's body and wants a confession for killing Hassan. Did she murder him to stop him speaking up? Marcella falls into a fugue as Mo holds a knife to her throat, but when she comes to, she's alone and untied. Why did Mo leave her unharmed? DI Tim Williamson questions Sylvie about DTG's relationship with Andrew Barnes. They're under the spotlight, after Tim learns they had a lot to gain from Barnes' demise. When the line of enquiry reaches Jason, things get heated. At the police station, Marcella suspects Yann is too emotional to be the killer after he has a panic attack in his cell. His behaviour isn't indicative of someone capable of murder. Marcella argues her case with the rest of the team, claiming the DNA evidence held against him is weak; hairs ripped from the head contain far more roots than the ones found in Beth's hand. Could Matthew have planted Yann's hair on the scene?||45:36||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|8||HDVideoEpisode 8||After spending the night with Tim, Marcella goes to Henry for more information to help track down Matthew. Little does she know that Matthew is desperately trying to attract her attention from the cellar, where he is being held captive. She hears nothing, however, and tells Henry she thinks Matthew is the killer. After leaving, Henry viciously tells Matthew how his plan to frame him is working. But what will he do with Matthew now? At the police station, Rav wants to focus on Yann and Matthew as suspects, but Marcella is suspicious that Henry didn't seem to know that Matthew couldn't have moved Grace. Surely he knew about his best friend's back problems? Marcella looks into Henry's alibi for the night of Grace's murder. Mark traces his phone to a pub, where it turns out there was a break-in that night. It could have been Henry... Marcella confides in Jason about her suspicions and enlists him to help her snoop around Henry's office. She manages to download documents which reveal Henry had access to Matthew's diary, so knew his whereabouts exactly...||46:24||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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