Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill is asked to help police track down the brutal killer of three men in Bradfield.
Dr Tony Hill finds his work with the police compromised when a student from his university is abducted.
Tony suspects a killer is luring unhappy children to their deaths when the bodies of three boys are found in different locations in Bradfield. Each of the victims had suffered abuse. Could the killer believe he or she is righting wrongs and alleviating suffering by ending their lives?
An old case reopened by lawyers, catches Tony Hill out. So does the surprise news that Carol Jordan has been replaced. Combative and wily new detective Alex Fielding doesn't like Tony or his methods..
Robson Green and Simone Lahbib are back on the trail of horrific and callous serial killers in a new series of the hard-hitting and acclaimed ITV1 drama WIRE IN THE BLOOD from Coastal Productions.
Place of Execution
‘You shall be taken to the place from whence you came, and thence to a place of lawful execution,
The series follows George Stevenson’s attempts to build a rocket capable of launching 62 miles into the sky, while juggling a chaotic life as a single dad.
A hard man in a hard world, Michael has a secret. Haunted by a tormented past and childhood betrayal, when violence erupts in his home the whole family fights to stop their world from crumbling. Michael goes on the run with Jamie, his young son, and his wife, Stephanie, finds her own painful childhood history repeating itself.
Jack and Kay Chambers are thrilled when the residents of Hadleigh Corner welcome them to their new home with open arms. But then the neighbours invite them to share their beds too…
Robson Green plays Joe Purvis, an audacious character who is always looking for something else, juggling his love life and business ventures, while Stephen Tompkinson plays his brother Trevor, who is sensitive, caring and easily led by his impulsive sibling.
Trevor is re-building his career and his life after separating from his wife and losing contact with their son Daniel, and soon he is involved with Nick's sister, Clare, much to Joe and Nick's mutual disgust. Joe, in typically reckless fashion has started an affair with Viv, their site architect, but how will their relationship survive when she suggests that her big shot ex-husband comes to work on the project?
Pete and Lydia Gray (Robson Green and Sarah Parish) are an unexceptional couple. Until their son is kidnapped. Max's captor doesn't want money - he wants Pete and Lydia to commit a robbery.
The OSC is a revolutionary, international rapid response squad of dedicated police officers, established to combat the menace of serial crime.
Liam manages to gatecrash an important event to gain material for another highly critical article about the government under his pseudonym, but his encounter with the Prime Minister provides more than column inches.
John receives a call from Steve Sheedy, his best friend from Newcastle. Steve has been charged with attempted murder and begs John to help him. John can't let his best friend down, but he has no experience of criminal law and he soon finds himself way out of his depth.
Top fencer Steve McTear (Robson Green) is about to fulfil his dream of joining the British World Championships fencing team when he meets and spends a passionate night with Dr Elizabeth Fraser (Arkie Whiteley), the head of a girls’ school in Scotland.
Richard suddenly realises his life is still worth living during quality time with Tim in the park and he decides to run again - determined to race in the Paralympics and aided by his friend and former coach Clive. Richard and Clive begin an arduous training programme, with Clive the weaker runner, struggling all the way. Whilst running is a turning point for Richard, it isn't for Annie, who still feels completely rejected by Richard. Desperately lonely, Annie turns to Clive for comfort and they begin an affair.
This is the second Edgar Award for a Coastal Productions show. In 2009 ‘Wire in the Blood – Prayer of the Bone’ a special Texas set episode also written by Patrick Harbinson won Best TV Screenplay.
The judges for the 2010 awards said that the screenplay and production values were outstanding.
Place of Execution has been nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson.
Patrick won an Edgar in 2009 for his script of the Wire in the Blood special 'Prayer of the Bone'.
Coastal Productions are currently developing several new projects for television.
These include a new drama based upon the 'Logan McRae' series of dark and disturbing crime novels written by Stuart MacBride. A new comedy drama with the working title 'Trade' about an escort agency. An urban/crime drama based upon novels by Martyn Waites and a single drama based upon the novel 'A Distant Echo' by Val McDermid.
Coastal Productions is delighted to announce that the Mystery Writers of America have awarded an EDGAR for BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY to
“Prayer of the Bone” – Wire in the Blood, Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (BBC America) at the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Awards.
The award was collected by our Producer Phil Leach on behalf of Patrick Harbinson at the MWA 63rd Gala Banquet on April 30 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
The nominees for Best Television Episode Teleplay were:
"Streetwise" - Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Paul Grellong (Wolf Films/NBC Universal)
"Prayer of the Bone" - Wire in the Blood, Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (BBC America)
"Signature" - Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Judith McCreary (Wolf Films/NBC Universal)
"You May Now Kill the Bride" - CSI: Miami, Teleplay by Barry O'Brien (CBS)
"Burn Card" - Law & Order, Teleplay by Ed Zuckerman & David Wilcox (Wolf Films/NBC Universal)
Coastal Productions would like to offer their congratulations to Patrick for writing such a superb episode of Wire in the Blood.
Wire in the Blood - New Novel and All dvd series available.
All six series of Wire in the Blood are now available on dvd in the UK and the new Tony Hill/Carol Jordan novel 'The Fever of the Bone' by Val McDermid is available on 3rd September from all good booksellers.
The Fever of the Bone - synopsis
'You should have been a detective. If there's one thing the last year has proved, it's how good you are at finding things out. Not simple things. Hard things. Things that nobody is supposed to be able to find out. Things that are buried so deep nobody even thinks twice about them. The sort of things that turn people's lives inside out once they're exposed.' Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Struggling with the newly-awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.