MIT: Murder Investigation Team: The Complete Series
Murder Investigation Team was the second post-watershed series spawned by The Bill, the UK’s longest-running police procedural drama. Sharing its parent show’s realism but stripped of soap-style content, this compelling and altogether darker spin-off centres on an elite unit tackling homicide in the capital – from drive-by shootings to ritual murder. Impressively researched (former Metropolitan Police DCI Jackie Malton acting as story consultant) with high-profile guests, this compelling, CSI-style spin-off was executive-produced by The Bill’s Paul Marquess and ran for two series.
Heading the team for Series One is steely DI Vivien Friend and her more intuitive second-in-command, Rosie MacManus; Series Two sees old-school copper Trevor Hands taking the reins under DCI Anita Wishart. Their approaches differ and sometimes clash, but all are polished professionals whose work demands a meticulous process of profiling, forensics and reconstruction – tracing the most intimate details of a victim’s life to identify motive and murderer.