Rent Traces: Series 1 (2019)

3.5 of 5 from 78 ratings
4h 20min
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A body buried in Dundee 18 years ago. A daughter left behind. A murder unsolved. Until now - because Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor) needs to find out what happened to her mum. With help from colleagues at the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy, she follows the trail of evidence. It leads her to new love, old friends, and plunges her into a police investigation. This is a world of clanger and deceit Will Emma have the nerve to follow the evidence no matter where it takes her?
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Juliet Charlesworth
Amelia Bullmore, Val McDermid
British TV, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
260 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
  • Cast Interviews
  • Behind the Scenes
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
- Special Features

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Reviews (1) of Traces: Series 1

Good UK drama - Traces: Series 1 review by JG

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This is basically a crime drama but has more to it than that. It is set in Dundee, which as the extras say is unusual. Although there are a lot of Scottish accents there are American and English ones too. To my southerner's ears none of the dialogue was hard to follow, which can be a failing in modern productions. Molly Windsor is Emma Hedges, the heroine, and the story revolves around her quest to find out about the murder of her mother when she was young. It includes the workings of the Scottish Institute for Forensics and (Anthropology?), the Dundee CID and a building firm which gives it more depth than just a "catch the drug pushers" crime story. It is also a love story which adds more to the mix. It was well written and well acted. One short scene I really enjoyed was between Professor Sarah Gordon the head of Sifa, D.I.Neil McKinven and the heroine Emma . The two look at each other, and Emma looks at both then turns away with a small smile. Although there is no dialogue and it is not explicitly stated, we deduce there is an attachment between the scientist and detective. This subtle drawing of the watcher into the plot is what made it an enjoyable series. It is only 6 episodes, but this means it is not drawn out and can be watched in an evening provided you start early enough. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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