The Blue Murder - Complete Series 1-4 box set contains seven discs and all episodes from the detective series, in which Caroline Quentin stars as the lead role of DCI Janine Lewis--a single mother of four children, who juggles the demands of family life with her high-profile job. Blending the gritty, fast pace of murder investigations with the warmth and chaos of family life, Blue Murder provides a fresh take on modern day policing in contemporary Manchester. Lewis, who is passionately committed to her work and family, is back after maternity leave, separated from wayward husband Pete, and striving to balance the responsibilities of her career with the demands of her four children.
Other characters appearing on the show are DI Richard Mayne (Ian Kelsey), a self-assured and ambitious co-worker and close friend of Janine's; DCS Louise Hogg (Saskia Wickham), Janine's quiet but authoritative superior; DS Tony Shap (Nicolas Murchie), the street-wise copper who plays by his own rules; DS Ian Butchers (Paul Loughran), the diligent and reliable rival of Shap; and DC Lisa Goodall (Rhea Bailey), the quiet achiever who's looking to one day move up the ranks of the team.
Having returned to work after maternity leave, DCI Janine Lewis is striving to find a balance between the responsibilities of her high-pressure career and demands at home. Separated from her husband, Lewis attempts to bring up her four children alone, while at the same time dealing with the pressures of solving complicated murder cases.