The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
The BBC dumped Ripper Street, citing poor ratings, and yet it seems to be launching a very similar period crime drama this week. Vienna Blood is based on a series of successful novels by Frank Tallis, adapted for the screen by Steve Thompson. Matthew Beard takes the lead role of
Max Liebermann, a brilliant young English doctor living in the titular Austrian city while studying under psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. His path crosses with that of local police detective Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), and his help proves invaluable in solving a baffling and disturbing murder case.