Gillian Anderson (The X Files) plays DSI Gibson, a top cop from London sent to help the Belfast police with an ongoing murder investigation in this 5 part British tv drama.
Gibson soon realises that several unsolved murders are connected and informs the team that they are looking for one man and unlike recent tv hit Broadchurch we are left in no doubt who that man is.
Right from the beginning we see that the murderer is Paul Spector, a family man and grief councillor played brilliantly by Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time).
Both points of view are presented as equally important. Gibson struggles with personal issues while working the case and Spector attempts to maintain the facade of all-round nice guy while he slowly unravels.
This is absorbing and often uncomfortable viewing. The scenes involving Spector’s young daughter are
particularly upsetting as the young girl slowly discovers that something about Dad just isn’t right.
The Fall is an excellent complex and multi-layered drama which continues the recent run of high quality tv being produced in the UK.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK now.
Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended