Marcella (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

74%

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User Ratings: 256

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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

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Anna Friel
Marcella

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Laura Carmichael
Maddy Stevenson

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Nicholas Pinnock
Jason Backland

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Ian Puleston-Davies
Peter Cullen

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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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Critic Reviews for Marcella: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Marcella: Season 1

  • Nov 07, 2022
    The acting was decent, but the writing is completely convoluted and overly complicated. There are so many twists and turns, that the entire thing becomes a bloody mess instead of a more clever and thought-out story. It's like eating a cake with every single extra element added to the mix, so that the taste is more cloying and nauseating rather than an interesting or even just fun ride.
  • Oct 14, 2022
    great acting and good plot twists.
  • Aug 09, 2022
    Season one was pretty good. Rav is the only character I even liked. Marcella just meh. Jason, Tim totally bad.
  • Feb 13, 2022
    Really good season 1. I liked the way they made her stronger and the season went ton
  • Nov 05, 2021
    Here's a good hint: If the audience despises the main character and hopes she gets killed off asap, then you have a massive problem, massive.
  • 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.

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