The Body Farm

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (863)

The Body Farm is an intriguing television series that aired from 2011 to 2012, starring Tara Fitzgerald. It was a spin-off of the popular British drama, Waking the Dead. As the title suggests, the show is centered around a team of forensic scientists who work on a remote research facility, used for studying body decomposition and forensic entomology.

The show's premise is intriguing, as the research facility is unlike any other forensic lab seen in television. The show focuses not only on crime-solving but also on the methods used by scientists to determine how long it takes for a body to decompose. The team often deals with complex and gruesome cases that are difficult to solve, making it a thrilling and captivating watch.

Tara Fitzgerald portrays Dr. Eve Lockhart, the lead forensic investigator of the team. She is a brilliant scientist with a sharp mind and a keen eye for detail. Her character is both impatient and impulsive, often disregarding protocol to get the answers she needs. Yet, her impulsive nature doesn't make her reckless or insensitive, as Fitzgerald skillfully portrays a character who is empathic and caring, who takes on the burden of being the mediator for the team.

The show’s ensemble cast is excellent as well. Among them, Keith Allen plays the eccentric and unpredictable Professor Leo Dalton, who is head of the facility. He is a man with a Bohemian spirit and quirky nature, often disregarding his responsibilities in favor of indulging his whims. Mark Bazeley plays Dr. Mike Collins, the handsome yet dependable and loyal assistant to Dr. Eve Lockhart. The team is rounded off by a pair of enthusiastic and bright students: Rosa Cadenas (Wunmi Mosaku) and Oggy (Finlay Robertson).

The Body Farm is a remarkably well-crafted mystery drama that keeps the audience engaged by providing a unique arc of investigation. Each episode brings the team out into the field, tasked with solving a gruesome crime. The forensic experts get more edge-of-the-seat action than any traditional investigation drama, as they uncover evidence from the bizarre and sometimes gruesome surroundings.

One example of the diverse plot arcs that The Body Farm takes involves the team investigating the murder of a blind girl. The team is tasked with solving the murder, which may have been perpetrated by her close friend, who is also visually impaired. In another, the team is investigating a case where three boys were murdered, and it appears their deaths are connected to their use of an online game. In these seasons, the show's writers explore not only the forensic science at the heart of the cases but also the family and social dynamics that play a part.

Each episode of The Body Farm provides insight into the science behind decomposition and forensic technology, while simultaneously capturing the grieving families and close social circles of the victims. The show employs various visual techniques to showcase the central themes of the series - the decomposition of the human body. It uses advanced CGI technology to simulate a real-life environment, showcasing the various states of decomposition and applying them to the crime scene itself.

In conclusion, The Body Farm is a remarkable show that stands out from the usual hierarchy of procedural forensic dramas. It provides gripping storylines with satisfying conclusions, consistently featuring well-crafted characters who bring their unique perspective to the team. That, along with the show’s unique format and captivating method of storytelling, makes every episode worth watching.

The Body Farm is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 13, 2011.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 18, 2011
The team investigate the death of a man in an apparent robbery at a classic car garage.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 11, 2011
Eve investigates the death of a prominent human rights lawyer killed in a domestic fire.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 4, 2011
The team visit a prison to investigate the body of a girl killed in unusual circumstances.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 27, 2011
The team are called to a fishing village when the body of a fisherman is found at sea.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 20, 2011
The team discovers body parts on the estate of a rich recluse.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 13, 2011
Eve Lockhart and her team find that helping victims of crime is messier than they expect.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (863)