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Murder On The Home Front

Published: Mon 15 Apr 2013

 

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Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire, Parade’s End) and Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre, The Tudors) head up a cast that includes James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Vicar of Dibley) and Emerald Fennell (Any Human Heart, Anna Karenina) in the new crime drama, Murder on the Home Front for ITV.
 
It is loosely based on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure, who was secretary during the Second World War to the Home Office Pathologist and pioneer of modern forensics, Keith Simpson.
 
Set during the London Blitz of 1940, Murder on the Home Front, sheds a different light on the everyday horrors of living in a city where death can visit at any moment.  Vibrant, defiant and energetic this is a world of people living life for the moment.
 
It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.  As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. 
 
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