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|Wire in the Blood Prayer of the Bone|
Actors: Robson Green, Tom Nowicki, Julio Cedillo, Brad Hawkins, Dell Johnson
Director: Declan O?Dwyer
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
When an accused rapist confesses to brutally slaughtering his family in a small Texas town, renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) is called from across the Atlantic to testify as an expert witness. Al... more »
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What a great introduction
Compusurge | New York City | 05/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a Wire in the Blood fan for eons, I can tell you first hand that if you are not already hooked on the series, "Prayer of the Bone" is a super way to introduce yourself. But beware... watch this one-off and you'll likely be buying full seasons going forward."
Orianos | Eden, NC USA | 10/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the complete set of Wire in the Blood and it is one of the best psychological crime dramas I've ever watched. Robson Green is magnificent as Tony Hill the Criminal Psychologist who profiles criminals and murders. I'm also a big fan of Criminal Minds, but Wire in the Blood is more explicit and raw at times and it keeps you rivited to your seat. For people who are into crime series and especially the psychological aspect of the criminal mind you don't get any better than Tony Hill."
He took his blue plastic bag all the way to Texas
phantomfan | Ohio, USA | 08/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are many wonderful things about this brilliantly unique episode of the "Wire in the Blood" series, which takes the fish-out-of-water concept and pushes it to almost painful extremes.
It's physically uncomfortable seeing our beloved Dr. Tony Hill out of his native soggy England (where he is strange enough) and sweltering in a Texas summer, surrounded by people who not only don't know him (and don't want him), but don't have the slightest idea how his mind works. Without allies, Tony doggedly pursues the truth in what appears to be a cut-and-dry triple murder when he begins to see discrepencies that no one else sees. The resolution is a little disappointing, but getting there, as always, is a fantastic and bizarre ride, Tony Hill style.
I especially enjoyed seeing America (even Texas, which is sort of its own entity) through the eyes of the Brits, and it was so well done than even as an American I felt very out of place; Tony wasn't the one with the accent, everyone else was. The over-bright lighting, visuals of fans in every room, and the sarcastic Texas-y music in the background gave it an incredibly foreign "feel." Extremely well done.
Tony is even more eccentric and unpredicable than usual, and even attempts the occassional joke, which is very rare for him. The setting of this episode naturally gives rise to more humor than usual, although of an entirely non-comedic kind. It is all the fish-out-of-water moments, the clashing of two magnificently different cultures, that make us laugh while we squirm uncomfortably for our bemused hero. Again, extremely well done.
This is not the best story, but it's a mediocre story told exceptionally well. A true must-see for any fan of the series.
Two things puzzle me, though. Why the title? And what DOES he carry around in that blue pastic bag?
"Wire in the Blood ... Prayer of the Bone (2008) ... Koch Vi
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Koch Vision presents "WIRE IN THE BLOOD: PRAYER OF THE BONE" (7 January 2008) (90 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Only the first two episodes of the first series, "Mermaids Singing" and "Shadows Rising", are based on McDermid's books, the rest having been written by others. However, the second episode of series four, "Torment", is an adaptation of McDermid's novel "The Torment of Others" --- The series has appeared in America on the cable channel BBC America, in Australia on the public channel ABC, in France on NT1, in Germany on ZDF, in Brazil on HBO and in South-East Asia on the cable channel the Hallmark Channel
Wire In The Blood is an ITV television series, based on characters created by Val McDermid, which teams a university clinical psychologist, Dr. Anthony "Tony" Valentine Hill (Robson Green), with a tough female Detective Inspector, originally Carol Jordan (Hermione Norris) but replaced by Detective Inspector Alex Fielding (Simone Lahbib) from series four onwards -- (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Under the production staff of:
Declan O'Dwyer - Director
Bill Boyes - Producer
Sandra Jobling - Executive Producer
Patrick Harbinson - Screenwriter
Prayer of the Bone
Original Air Date: 7 January 2008
Story line and plot, Tony Hill (Robson Green) finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings when he travels to Texas to assist the local district attorney in the case of Darius Grady (Brad Hawkins) who is accused of murdering his wife and two children --- Tony had already met Grady when the latter was stationed at a US military base near Bradfield and was charged with the rape of a local 15-year old --- He was sent home by the military before he could be prosecuted in the UK but is using the same defense in the murder of his family as he did then: that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his service in Iraq --- While he doesn't find that Grady is suffering from PTSD, Tony finds far too many holes in the case for him to believe Grady is guilty.
the cast includes:
Robson Green ... Dr. Tony Hill
Brad Hawkins ... Darius Grady
Merrille McCommas ... Julie Rice
Naima Imani Lett ... Anita Addison
Dell Johnson ... Sheriff Phelps
Ryan Rutledge ... Amare Phelps
1. Robson Green
Date of Birth: 18 December 1964 - Hexham, Northumberland, England, UK
Date of Death: Still Living
Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from the BBC Collection film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 90 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOC-6541 ~ (8/05/2008)"