Murder on the Home Front

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (2,162)

Set in London during WWII, Murder on the Home Front is a crime drama that is based on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure, who was a young journalist during the time. The series follows the story of Dr. Lennox Collins, played by Patrick Kennedy, and his reporter assistant, Molly Cooper, played by Amanda Fairbank-Hynes. The two work together to solve a series of murders that take place in London during the war.

The series is set against the backdrop of the Blitz, when London was under constant attack from Nazi bombers. While the focus of the series is on the murders and the investigations surrounding them, the war is never far from the forefront. The bombings, air raid shelters, and the general sense of danger and unrest are always present, adding a layer of tension to the already gripping storyline.

Lennox Collins is a pathologist who is called in to help with a murder investigation. He is a brilliant doctor, but his abrasive personality and unconventional methods make him unpopular with the police. However, when Molly Cooper, a young and eager reporter, arrives to cover the story, the two soon find themselves working together to solve the case.

Molly is a young woman who is determined to make a name for herself in the world of journalism. She is resourceful, intelligent, and brave, and quickly proves herself to be a valuable asset to Lennox's investigations. Her presence also adds a bit of levity to the series, as her enthusiasm and quirkiness contrast with Lennox's more serious attitude.

The mysteries in the series are complex and engaging, with plenty of twists and turns to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Each episode features a different murder, and Lennox and Molly must use their skills and intelligence to piece together clues and solve the case. The murders are often gruesome and disturbing, but they are never gratuitous, and always serve to move the story forward.

One of the things that sets Murder on the Home Front apart from other crime dramas is its attention to historical detail. The series captures the feel of London during WWII perfectly, from the bomb-damaged buildings and the rationing to the constant fear of air raids. The series also examines the role of women during the war, and the ways in which they stepped up to fill the gaps left by men who were off fighting.

The acting in the series is top-notch, with Patrick Kennedy and Amanda Fairbank-Hynes delivering standout performances. Kennedy is perfectly cast as the eccentric and often difficult Lennox Collins, and his chemistry with Fairbank-Hynes is undeniable. The supporting cast is also excellent, with notable performances from David Sturzaker as DCI Merville and James Fleet as Professor Lance.

The series is visually stunning, with high production values and gorgeous cinematography. The attention to detail in the sets and costumes is impressive, and the series really succeeds in transporting viewers back to wartime London. The music, composed by Jonathan Goldstein, is also excellent, and adds to the overall atmosphere of the series.

Overall, Murder on the Home Front is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas, historical fiction, and WWII stories. The series is well-written, well-acted, and visually stunning, and offers a unique perspective on wartime London. The mysteries are engaging and the characters are unforgettable, making this one of the best shows of its kind.

Murder on the Home Front is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on February 16, 2014.

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1. Murder on the Home Front
February 16, 2014
When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins, on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?
Murder on the Home Front
101. Murder on the Home Front
May 9, 2013
From PBS - Set during the London Blitz of 1940, Murder on the Home Front, is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) is a pathologist new to murder cases, obsessed with pursuing the truth through all means available. He is often at the cutting edge of new thinking in pathology from chemical tests to the controversial inclusion of the study of the psyche. Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) is not only the first secretary to a pathologist, she is the first woman allowed into a very male world. All Lennox knows is that she has a strong stomach, 60 words a minute and a keen brain. When together they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennox has his work cut out convincing the police to have faith
Where to Watch Murder on the Home Front
Murder on the Home Front is available for streaming on the Masterpiece website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Murder on the Home Front on demand at Apple TV and PBS.
  • Premiere Date
    February 16, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (2,162)