REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E8/8)

After seven episodes of this compelling yet uneven series, we were down to the final episode. In last night’s penultimate instalment, we wrapped up the Cassie/Lexie storyline. This strand ended explosively and contained plenty of good moments, but let’s face it, if you’re dealing with a storyline that features an imaginary friend turned undercover identity…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E7/8)

It’s time for the final two episodes of this compelling if slightly disjointed crime drama from the pen of Sarah Phelps. At the end of episode four our two fractured, traumatised detectives – Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox – were at their lowest points. Rob had totally unravelled, his past identity crashing into his present-day…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E6/8)

Throughout this series, we’ve examined the theme of identity – who we once were, and how experiences change us. There were no more stark examples of these shifting identities than Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. We know all about Rob’s previous identity, but Cassie’s previous identity story is more complex. After she lost her parents,…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 5/8)

I’ve taken a break for the past week, so I’m just catching up with a few things. One of those things is Dublin Murders, the Sarah Phelps adaptation of two Tana French novels. It’s been an atmospheric, tense and compelling four episodes so far, but in episode four there was a sense that the fault…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E4/8)

Up until now, Dublin Murders has been (mostly) about Rob Riley, the homicide squad detective who was one of the three children who went missing 20 years ago in the woods of Knocknaree and was forced to change his name and his identity. Has partner, Cassie Maddox also had a back story: in a previous…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E3/8)

After last week’s opening two episodes of Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of two Tana French Dublin Murder Squad novels, we were left to ponder a multi-layered story. In the present day, we had the murder of 13-year-old Katy Devlin, whose body was found in the middle of some woods, which were the subject of a tug-of-war…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E2/8)

After last night’s strong start to this multi-layered whodunit, it was established that police officer Rob Riley (Killian Scott) had a hidden past – after the discovery of 13-year-old Katy Devlin in a woodland glade in the present day, it was established that it was also the site of another tragedy 20 years earlier, that…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E1/8)

Right, let’s start again, shall we? This morning, readers will have seen an errant post, which only said ‘very good’. It was obviously a mistake and the WordPress gremlins struck again. If we were to carry on writing reviews so succinctly then that would make our jobs much easier, but, alas, the post that went…

BBC One confirms transmission date for Dublin Murders

One of the things we have been looking forward to in the autumn is the Sarah Phelps-adapted series, Dublin Murders. Based on Tana French Dublin Murder Squad novels, it’s an eight-part series. Here’s a trailer. In the summer of 2006, Rob Reilly (Killian Scott), a smart suited homicide detective and his partner Cassie (Sarah Greene)…