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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - FAMILY - with Alex Gor­don

BLOOD Acorn, cert 15 DVD 2-disc set £24.99

An Ir­ish fam­ily bonded by blood, but torn apart by sus­pi­cion, is at the heart of this mys­tery drama which ran nightly on Chan­nel 5 re­cently, It’s dark and gritty, not glossy like writer So­phie Pet­zal’s last hit, Riviera on Sky1. It opens with Cat (Carolina Main) trav­el­ling home to a small town near Dublin after the sud­den death of her mother in an ac­ci­dent. When Cat pulls over to be sick she’s lucky not to be breathal­ysed by a lo­cal cop­per. But then, every­one around here knows and re­spects her dad, GP Jim Ho­gan (Adrian Dun­bar - pic­tured). Every­one likes big Jim, only Cat knows he has an­other side, which drove her away. Now she’s back and the ten­sion be­tween her, her dad and sib­lings Michael and Fiona, fizzes with emo­tion. Cat’s sus­pi­cious about her sickly mother’s mys­te­ri­ous fall. It’s a puz­zle with miss­ing pieces. When she dis­cov­ers Jim was hav­ing an af­fair with his sec­re­tary the sit­u­a­tion be­comes ex­plo­sive. Did her mum re­ally turn a blind eye? It seems her brother and sis­ter knew. A threat­en­ing mes­sage from Jim on her mother’s old phone adds to her sus­pi­cion that he killed her. Or are grief and hurt play­ing tricks with Cat’s mind? See great deals on Blood and other TV boxsets, in­clud­ing Line of Duty, at acorndvd. com Who does Dun­bar play in Line of Duty? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Blood com­pe­ti­tion by Dec 13.

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