Now good guys are the nutters
The return of BBC1’S
saw a gruesome massacre in a farm shop: the owner stabbed to death, his daughter raped and burned, his grandson suffocated.
Those organic foodie types can get quite nasty if they catch you selling Turkey Twizzlers, huh?
No, I’m joking. The culprit was not into whole foods, although he was definitely a bit nutty.
The trouble was that the cops and forensic pathologists trying to track him down were even nuttier.
Follow this if you can – the head of a private forensics laboratory kept a dead junkie in his home freezer for ten years, using her DNA to send the cops on a wild goose chase after a non-existent female serial killer dubbed The Wraith.
As if that would happen! For a start, where did he put her when it was time to de-ice the freezer? My neighbours will pop the odd bag of peas in theirs for me but they would definitely draw the line at a naked, tattooed baghead.
One female cop, DI Ginny Gray, was driven so mad by the fruitless search that she went all “West Midlands Serious Crime Squad” on the farm shop murder suspect, torturing him into naming The Wraith.
The other one, DSI Tom Byrne (Vincent Regan) had apparently gone so doolally, he could not help i mpersonating fiery MP George Galloway.
It was a ripping yarn – one of those twisty-turny plots where you are never quite sure who you can trust.
Well, I say never. This being the BBC, it was always likely that the pregnant Asian detective was going to be a goody and the villain would turn out to be the pompous, middle-class white man.
Still, what better way to round off the weekend than imagining a family being brutally slain then gawping at their charred corpses?
Anything is better than thinking about going back to work, I suppose.