Marcella: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
Marcella

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Buoyed by Anna Friel, Marcella will satisfy any fan of dark crime drama.

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Critic Ratings: 15

75%

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User Ratings: 239

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 4, 2016

Can DS Marcella Backland separate her professional and personal life?

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Air date: Apr 11, 2016

Marcella tries to pieces what unfolded at Grace's - is it something to do with her disappearance?

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Air date: Apr 18, 2016

Marcella is terrified after finding Grace's body - was she involved?

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Air date: Apr 25, 2016

Marcella tries to track down the taxi driver from outside Grace Gibson's house.

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Air date: May 2, 2016

Marcella triumphs over Peter Cullen and finally gets the information relating to Grace's death.

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Air date: May 9, 2016

The killer targets a six-year-old girl which devastates Marcella.

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Air date: May 16, 2016

Jason and Tim clash when he starts to investigative the the death of Andrew Barnes.

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Air date: May 17, 2016

In the desperate hunt for Matthew, Marcella questions Henry at his home.

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Cast & Crew

Anna Friel
Marcella

Actor
Laura Carmichael
Maddy Stevenson

Actor
Nicholas Pinnock
Jason Backland

Actor
Ian Puleston-Davies
Peter Cullen

Actor
Nina Sosanya
DCI Laura Porter

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Ray Panthaki
DI Rav Sangha

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Jamie Bamber
DI Tim Williamson

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Sinead Cusack
Sylvie Gibson

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Harry Lloyd
Henry Gibson

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Critic Reviews for Marcella: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Marcella: Season 1

  • Sep 08, 2021
    Much better than I thought it would be after reading the reviews. I liked it very much.
  • Mar 06, 2021
    Lead actress is great but this is the definition of "meh, it passed the time". Awesome credits song.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    I normally think amnesia as a plot-line is kind of gimmicky. This is more like a series of blackouts that returns as flashbacks. This is a compelling whodunit show that could stand on its own without the amnesia gimmick, and definitely worth checking out. At only 8 episodes (<45 min each), it's quick.
  • Dec 16, 2020
    Marcella should never be allowed to touch another child again, watching season 3 only makes me nauseous!
  • Nov 23, 2020
    I don't remember other series where all charachter were so dislikeble. Even kids are sullen and annoying. Marcella is most incompetent person in this, even tho her husband is good second. This serie is so dark that in the end only thing you can see is plotholes.
  • Oct 10, 2020
    The Anna performance is superb. Detective Backland is a real flesh and blood heroine
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Intriguing, entertaining, quite dark. Watch it
  • Aug 19, 2020
    The show starts fast, which is always a positive. The acting is decent and the storyline makes it a binge-worthy program. Everytime you think you have it worked out, another twist arrives and you have to re-think. The show leads to a surprising finale and sets the tone for Season 2.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    The people are sullen and two-dimensional. There is not one drop of joy anywhere to be found, past or present. Fine that it's dark, but can't anyone even have a personality? Marcella is not likable. Her children are just awful. The only person who is at all likable is the step son of the cold bitch owner of the building business—and then he, too, turns out to be a sicko. Typical Nordic, but certainly not even close to a Wallander!
  • Jun 30, 2020
    Laughable, really bad. It takes more for a dark drama then ominous music and numerous plot-twists and characters.

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