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British Mystery SeriesThe Commander
Producer: Acorn Media
Rights: 6 Releases, 3/1/19 to 2/28/21
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The Commander is a British mystery/crime/drama series starring Amanda Burton (Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse, Silent Witness)as the principal character, Commander Clare Blake. Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. The female commander is no pushover: she is a complex character, complete with faults and a very realistic life.

Commander Blake’s superb detective skills and ability to manipulate her fellow workers who have it in for her, keep her ahead of the pack.

Commander Blake plays tough but has a big heart. She has suspicion that DS Hall just might be innocent in the death of his mother who was violently murdered. Commander Blake is also a great friend to DCI Doug James as he tries to juggle the investigation of DS Hall’s mothers murder right after his own baby was abducted from the hospital just hours after being born. Commander Blake is on the investigation to find DCI James’s baby, following every lead. Commander Blake finds herself having to make a difficult and shocking decision. This series is full of suspense and mystery.

Commander Clare Blake feels the heat of these high-profile cases and more while proving herself to the Police Service. The series is written by the prolific Lynda LaPlante (Prime Suspectand many others). There are now 17 episodes available.

Episode descriptions:

301: Abduction Part 1: 
DS Hall is prime suspect when his mother is violently murdered. All the while, DCI Doug James’s wife is expecting their first baby.

302: Abduction Part 2: Commander Blake leads the investigation into the abduction of DCI Doug James’s baby. DS Hall recalls an important piece of information that may help prove his innocence into the murder of his mother.

303: Abduction Part 3: The team discovers the identity of DCI James’s baby’s abductor and is taking immediate action. DS Hall suspects someone else was at his mother’s house when he found her body.


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