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The Fall

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Programming note: Our coverage of The Fall is of the first two seasons only.

Not for the fainthearted, this BBC crime drama, created by Allan Cubitt, is a sophisticated view of serial murder from two perspectives: a female detective, and the killer himself. And neither one is what you'd expect. Gillian Anderson plays Stella Gibson, The Fall's unflinching lead investigator. Jamie Dornan portrays enigmatic psychopath, Paul Spector. Assists from John Lynch, Archie Panjabi and Ian McElhinney round out the subversive cast. The Fall manages to give you everything you want out of this kind of story but never in the way you expect you're going to get it. Did we mention Gillian Anderson is in it?

Season One

1.1 Dark Descent
1.2 Darkness Visible
1.3 Insolence and Wine
1.4 My Adventurous Song
1.5 The Vast Abyss

Season Two

2.1 These Troublesome Disguises
2.2 Night Darkens the Street
2.3 Beauty Hath Strange Power
2.4 The Mind Is Its Own Place
2.5 The Perilous Edge of Battle
2.6 What Is In Me Dark Illumine

Season Three

(Not yet written)
3.1 Silence and Suffering
3.2 His Troubled Thoughts
3.3 The Gates of Light
3.4 The Hell Within Him
3.5 Wounds of Deadly Hate
3.6 Their Solitary Way


The Fall season one review by Billie Doux

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Gillian Anderson (DSI Stella Gibson)
Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan)
ACC Jim Burns (John Lynch)
Sally Ann Spector (Bronagh Waugh)
Professor Tanya Reed Smith (Archie Panjabi)
PC Dani Ferrington (Niamh McGrady)
Morgan Monroe (Ian McElhinney)
DCI Matt Eastwood (Stuart Graham)