Murder on the Homefront Series 1 Episode 1 (ITV) Review

British crime dramas seem to be getting shorter and shorter, with ITV’s newest, Murder on the Homefront, coming in at just two hours. The first was shown last night, and proved itself a perfectly passable distraction that may have done rather well had it been blessed with six or so weeks to tell its story. As it stands, this is the setup to next week’s resolution, and the mystery is nicely intriguing. Based on the memoirs of real-life assistant to famed pathologist Keith Simpson, Molly Lefebure, we’re introduced to brilliant pathologist Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) and plucky journalist-turned-assistant Molly Cooper as they begin to investigate a string of gruesome murders in London during the Blitz. Three women have been strangled and each is found to have a Swastika etched into their tongue. A loner of German descent is implicated (framed?) and eventually arrested, but further evidence uncovered by Collins suggests that he wasn’t to blame after all. READ MORE...

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