Cold Blood (TV series)

Cold Blood
Genre Crime drama
Written by Tom Needham
Directed by Stuart Orme
Suri Krishnama
Starring Matthew Kelly
Jemma Redgrave
John Hannah
Ace Bhatti
David Calder
Pauline Quirke
Paul Gabriel
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 5 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Kieran Roberts
Carolyn Reynolds
Producer(s) Ian White
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9
Original release 19 October 2005 – 3 January 2008

Cold Blood is a television series first broadcast on 19 October 2005, on ITV1.[1] Three series of the show have been broadcast.[2] The series stars Matthew Kelly as Brian Wicklow, a former serial killer who assists the police with investigations into murders and serial offenders. The series also features John Hannah as Jake Osborne and Jemma Redgrave as Detective Sergeant Granger.[3]

Three official series of the show were produced: two stand-alone feature-length episodes and one final series comprising three individual stories. The show ceased production in 2007 following declining viewing figures; and the final episode was broadcast on 3 January 2008, to a mere 3.98m, a drop of more than 3 million viewers since the first episode.[4]



Series 1 (2005)

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Cold Blood"Tom NeedhamStuart Orme19 October 2005 (2005-10-19)7.10
DS Eve Granger goes in search for answers as to the whereabouts of a young girl, Emma Foley, who disappeared some years previously - and could have become the ninth and final victim of serial killer Brian Wicklow.

Series 2 (2007)

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Cold Blood II"Tom NeedhamStuart Orme5 March 2007 (2007-03-05)6.12
DS Eve Granger finds herself back on the trail of serial killer Brian Wicklow when one of his fellow inmates is found dead in his cell, carrying evidence which indicates that Wicklow is the killer. But has he been framed?

Series 3 (2007-2008)

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Interference"Tom NeedhamSuri Krishnama20 June 2007 (2007-06-20)4.38
DS Granger turns to Brian Wicklow for help whilst investigating a murder supposedly committed by a young boy with learning difficulties, which has been overturned on appeal. But when Wicklow is stabbed, Granger suspects he is playing games with her.
2"Dead and Buried"Tom NeedhamSuri Krishnama27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)4.54
DS Granger's relationship with Jake Osbourne is threatened when she investigates the murder of an Army corporal, who is shot dead during an exercise involving no live ammunition. Does Jake hold vital information?
3"The Last Hurrah"Tom NeedhamStuart Orme3 January 2008 (2008-01-03)3.98
DS Granger comes face to face with Brian Wicklow once more when a young boy named Jake Osbourne is abducted from a shopping centre - and not one for believing in co-incidence, discovers that Wicklow's sister is involved in the kidnap.


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