MIT – Murder Investigation Team

M.I.T (Murder Investigation Team) are a team of police officers who specialise in murder investigations. The show’s first plot-line was launched from the long-running police series THE BILL when long-standing regular Sgt Matthew Boyden was gunned down in a street in the preceding BILL episode and MIT were called in to investigate. Other than this initial crossover there were no further contacts with THE BILL regulars. All the characters in MIT were new and had not previously appeared in THE BILL. The series returned in 2005 with longer 90 minute episodes and a much changed cast retaining only 3 of the original cast – the new cast now including Diane Parish as DC Eva Sharpe reprising her character from THE BILL. Series 1 was billed as M.I.T., series 2 had the title fully spelt out.

The MIT abbreviation was removed from the international broadcasts to avoid confusion with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first series was filmed with the working title Think Murder.

The first series debuted on 3 May 2003, and ran for eight episodes. After a two year hiatus, a second series of four 90-minute episodes aired in 2005.

Series 1 Cast-

Steven Pacey as DCI Malcolm Savage
Samantha Spiro as DI Vivien Friend
Michael McKell as DS Trevor Hands
Richard Hope as DS Danny Purvis
Howard Ward as DS Jim Daws
Lindsey Coulson as DC Rosie MacManus
Andrew Somerville as DC Patrick Lincoln
Joe Shaw as DC Scott Granger
Richard Hew as Dr. John Cornell
Vincenzo Pellegrino as Dr. Fergus Gallagher

Series 2 Cast –

Meera Syal as DCI Anita Wishart
Michael McKell as DI Trevor Hands
Lindsey Coulson as DS Rosie MacManus
Richard Hope as DS Danny Purvis
Diane Parish as DC Eva Sharpe
Will Mellor as DC Jed Griffiths
Abhin Galeya as DC Simon Tait
Hugh Sachs as Dr. Charles Renfield
[edit] Also Featuring
Lisa Maxwell as DI Samantha Nixon (1 episode)
Tony O’Callaghan as Sergeant Matthew Boyden (1 episode)
Nicola Alexis as PC Ruby Buxton (1 episode)
Roberta Taylor as Inspector Gina Gold (1 episode)