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Luther: Episode 5

After an art dealer's wife is taken hostage at gunpoint, Luther and the team are called in. The men responsible want payment in diamonds so Luther ends up substitutes a bag of replacement diamonds from the Serious Crime Unit's evidence safe. As the gang show up to pick up the gems they are arrested by Luther and the team but when everything starts to unravel Luther begins to suspect that he has been double crossed by Reed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Tuesday June 01st, 2010

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Writer: Neil Cross

Alternate Airdates:

US (BBC America) Nov 14, 2010

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael Smiley
As Benny Silver
Alexander Morton
As Bill Winningham
Ania Sowinski
As Evangeline Nixon
Danny Lee Wynter
As Tom Meyer
Donatienne Dupont
As Jessica Carrodus
Graham Turner
As Patrick Holguin
Ross McCall (1)
As Daniel Sugarman
Thomas Lockyer
As James Carrodus
Main Cast
Idris Elba
As DCI John Luther
Ruth Wilson
As Alice Morgan
Warren Brown
As DS Justin Ripley
Dermot Crowley
As DSU Martin Schenk
Paul McGann
As Mark North
Saskia Reeves
As DSU Rose Teller
Indira Varma
As Zoe Luther
Steven Mackintosh
As DCI Ian Reed
Episode Notes
This episode marks the death of Zoe.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SiaBreathe Me 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorNeil Cross
Executive ProducerPhillippa Giles
ProducerKatie Swinden
Associate ProducerIdris Elba
Production DesignerPaul Cross
EditorTania Reddin
Line ProducerLeila Kirkpatrick
First Assistant DirectorCherry Gould
Second Assistant DirectorBen Harrison
Director of PhotographyJulian Court
Casting DirectorAndy Morgan
ComposerPaul Englishby
Production ConsultantGordon Ronald
Warning: Luther season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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