The Fall (2013–2016)
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DCI Eastwood tells Burns that he took a call on Olson's phone which was made at a hotel by rogue cop Rob Breedlove, whom they link to Aaron Monroe, his businessman father Morgan and a ... See full summary »


Jakob Verbruggen


Allan Cubitt (created by), Allan Cubitt


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Anderson ... Stella Gibson
John Lynch ... Jim Burns
Michael McElhatton ... Rob Breedlove
Sinead Murphy Sinead Murphy ... Vicky Olsen
Jamie Dornan ... Paul Spector
Niamh McGrady ... Danielle Ferrington
Bronagh Waugh ... Sally Ann Spector
Sarah Beattie Sarah Beattie ... Olivia Spector
David Beattie David Beattie ... Liam Spector
Stuart Graham ... Matt Eastwood
Patrick O'Kane ... Charles Chandler
Simon Delaney ... Jerry McElroy
Séainín Brennan ... Liz Tyler (as Séanín Brennan)
Archie Panjabi ... Reed Smith
Laura Donnelly ... Sarah Kay


DCI Eastwood tells Burns that he took a call on Olson's phone which was made at a hotel by rogue cop Rob Breedlove, whom they link to Aaron Monroe, his businessman father Morgan and a prostitution racket. When quizzed about it Breedlove kills himself but Burns confronts Morgan Monroe with his findings. Spector is censured by his boss for making an impromptu and empathetic house call to his client Liz Tyler, a battered wife whose husband James has complained about him. However Spector ensures that Liz goes to a refuge whilst arranging for her husband's arrest. Spector sends a bizarre, anonymous letter to Sarah Kay's father, claiming he would not have killed her if he had known she was pregnant. Stella believes it is less a case of remorse than annoyance that his 'perfect' murder was tainted but allows Mr Kay to make a public appeal nonetheless. A friend of pathologist Reed Smith comes forward and tells Stella she once met a one night stand whom she knew only as Peter who tried to ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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"Show Me Love" by Robyn released Oct of 1997 is the song playing during the intruder scene towards the end of the episode. See more »


PSNI issues the Glock 17 to all constables. Visible in several episodes, but especially this one, all the actors appear to be carrying Glock 18 machine pistols. These are easily distinguished by a prominent selector switch on the side of the slide. See more »


Stella Gibson: What will you tell your daughters in the future? About how to stay safe?
Reed Smith: Pretty much what I tell them now. Don't talk to strange men.
Stella Gibson: Strange men?
Reed Smith: Any man.
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The Morning of New Joy
Performed by Allan Cubitt
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22 August 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I'd argue this was the showcase episode of the first series, Stella seems to be getting a little bit closer, but Spector seems to be getting more brazen, and is prepared to take more risks.

The ending was edge of the seat viewing, I can't think of many other shows that have made me feel so uncomfortable as a viewer, he is relentless, and quite simply put he is a monster, as villains go he's great, but she needs to catch him.

I've been so impressed with Dornan and Anderson, I would argue this is Gillian at her very best, she's terrific.

No wonder it was a ratings winner, 9/10.

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Release Date:

28 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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