"Wire in the Blood" (2002) TV Season

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Ratings / Votes
8.2/ 10 (2937 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Circle Multimedia [gb] - (in association with) (season 1)
Coastal Productions [gb]
Independent Television (ITV) [gb]
Ingenious Broadcasting [gb] - (in association with) (seasons 5-6) (as Ingenious Broadcasting 2 LLP)

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All Producers

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Release Date
(Denmark) - 20 August 2002
(Australia) - 27 September 2002
(UK) - 14 November 2002
(Sweden) - 11 July 2004
(Switzerland) - 16 July 2004

Running Time
69 (8 episodes)

Enter the mind of a serial killer. Inside the mind of a killer

based-on-novel, british-tv, investigation, murder, police, psychiatrist, serial-killer, team,

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  1. Crime
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

Dark and twisting mystery series based on the characters created by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. Set in the fictional English city of Bradfield, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is recruited as a criminal profiler for the police department. Aiding DCI Carol Jordan (and DI Alex Fielding in later episodes), the doctor's eccentric methods and deep understanding of the criminal mind help track down vicious serial killers and solve the most gruesome of crimes. L. Hamre Plot not found

Movie Certificate

M (Australia)(some episodes)
MA (Australia)(some episodes)


E1 Entertainment [ca] - (2009) (USA) (DVD) (season 6) (as E1 Entertainment U.S. LP)
Edel Media & Entertainment [de] - (2009-2011) (Germany) (DVD) (seasons 2-6)
Eesti Televisioon (ETV) [ee] - (2005-) (Estonia) (TV)
Epix Media [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD) (season 1)
Independent Television (ITV) [gb]
Koch Vision [us] - (2005) (USA) (DVD) (season 1)
Koch Vision [us] - (2005) (USA) (DVD) (season 2)
Koch Vision [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD) (season 3)
Koch Vision [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD) (season 4)
Koch Vision [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD) (season 5)
Lance Entertainment [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD) (season 1)
Lance Entertainment [us] - (2005) (USA) (DVD) (season 2)
Lance Entertainment [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD) (season 3)
Mystery Channel [jp] - (2005) (Japan) (TV)


  1. Butler, Steven (III) (cast security)
  2. Cheeseman, John (cast security)
  3. Stone, Kezz (production assistant) (2006)
  4. Timmons, Mark (cast security)

Other Titles

  1. "Hautnah - Die Methode Hill" (2002) (ENG)


- The plastic "blue bag" that Tony Hill is often seen with was gleaned from Robson Green's research for Wire in the Blood, which involved spending time with revered criminal psychologist Julian Boon, who Green describes in part as an "extraordinary, intelligent, nice guy who carried his life in a blue bag and travelled on a double-decker bus. No-one looked at him twice."

- The title "Wire in the Blood" is a phrase that comes from T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets": "The trilling wire in the blood / sings below inveterate scars / appeasing long-forgotten wars." As for the meaning, in an interview 'Robson Green' (qv) said the phrase was taken to mean a genetic kink, something impure and unusual in the blood, that leads to the kind of psychosis Dr. Tony Hill might deal with. Series writer 'Val McDermid' (qv) says: "Who knows what Eliot really meant by that line? Robson's explanation is as good as any. For myself, I've always taken it to be a metaphor for the thrill of adrenaline surging through the bloodstream. But we'll never know for sure".