2010, 5 seasons to date
Crime / Drama / Mystery
By Neil Cross
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John Luther is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found.
Three women, last seen walking home alone at night, have been murdered in five weeks. The killer, Graham Shand, removes a necklace from the latest corpse to give his unfaithful wife Linda for her birthday before striking again. He is a failed taxi driver with a virility problem and Luther eventually traps him - after spotting the tell-tale necklace on Linda - with the aid of undercover decoy Layla, though it is Linda who has the last word. Elsewhere, Alice, still running free despite being a prime suspect, kills Henry Madsen to 'save' Luther.
Luther leaves Jenny in his flat to investigate an incident at a service station where a man with a baseball bat killed one motorist,maimed another and destroyed their cars. From CCTV footage it appears that he was rolling dice to select victims. The same man later enters an office disguised as a motor-cycle courier and kills five more people before Luther arrests him though in custody he refuses to speak. As Luther returns home to find that Jenny has killed Toby Kent after his attempted rape of her the dice man's exact double prepares another outrage.
Luther and Jenny dispose of Kent's body and give Baba cause to believe that he was actually killed by her other henchman Frank. To ensure that there will be no reprisals he threatens her with the ultimate weapon of revenge - Alice. Meanwhile the second dice man murders four people on the subway and Luther deduces that the two killers are twins,competing to see who can claim the most victims. With this in mind he plays on the vanity of his prisoner,Robert Millberry,to help him net his brother Nick,leading Luther into a showdown with Nick Milberry.
Still fishing for dirt on Luther, the desperate Gray and Stark visit Mary, suggesting that Luther killed his wife. However Gray begins to sense that Stark is getting out of control in his desire for revenge and confides in Ripley. Meanwhile a young couple are saved from an attack by thugs by a mysterious man who shoots two of the assailants dead. Both of the dead pair are convicted killers and later another man who had been charged with murder is found hanged. Through a website, Luther discovers the perpetrator to be Tom Marwood, taking revenge on killers freed by the...
Luther discovers Ripley's corpse and is charged with his murder by Stark and Gray, but whilst in transit the police car is attacked and Luther is rescued by Alice Morgan. After Marwood goes on the rampage at Luther's flat Superintendent Schenk is aware that he killed Ripley and Mary is taken to a hideaway by Stark and Gray, though Gray starts to sense that Stark wants to reel Luther in for a confrontation. Marwood meanwhile abducts the wife of the doctor at the prison where Caitlin's murderer is held and threatens to kill her unless the doctor gives him a lethal ...