‘Luther’ Season 4 episode guide

Luther series 5

Idris Elba returns to BBC One as murder detective DCI John Luther for a brand new two-part Luther special.

Written by the crime drama’s creator Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (Fortitude), the two 60-minute episodes will feature Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Darren Boyd (Spy) amongst the guest cast.

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Luther’s back. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.

 

Part 1

Tuesday 15 December 2015, 9pm

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On a leave of absence from the police force, Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage on the edge of England. But a visit from his old colleagues at the Met brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth.

Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer has struck the city. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Schenk and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for the police, outsmarting them at every step.

It’s not long before Luther is back in the Bullpen, determined to steal a march on the killer before it’s too late.

 

Part 2

Tuesday 22 December 2015, 9pm

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On the trail of a cannibalistic killer, Luther is dogged at every step by ghosts from his past. Isolated and on edge, it takes every fibre of his being to keep it together. Could a cold case help to unlock a mystery that’s tormenting him?

Meanwhile, the serial killer is still on the loose. Benny’s hacking skills have revealed a list of hundreds of potential victims but, with a rapidly escalating number of crime scenes, Luther must use all his ingenuity to work out where the murderer is headed next.

Discovering it’s all part of a macabre end game, Luther is forced to put himself and his new colleague Emma into the heart of danger to try to stop the killing…

 

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