Tamzin plays an intrepid journalist turned assistant to a pathologist. Molly Cooper is not only the first secretary to a pathologist (Patrick Kennedy), she is the first woman allowed into a very male world. Set during the Blitz, loosely based on the memoirs of writer Molly Lefebure. UK's The Telegraph reviewed and gave Episode 1, 4 stars (out of 5)!
Tamzin Merchant as Molly Cooper
Also, check out this Radio Times article/interview of Tamzin ...
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What can you tell us about your character, Molly Cooper?
When we meet Molly at the very beginning of the story, she's actually a journalist and reporter for a newspaper in London but she's got this fascination with crime scenes and wants to be a crime writer. Then she and Dr Lennox Collins get thrown together and she starts working for him as his secretary.
Watch a preview trailer for Murder On The Home Front here! (or watch the trailer below!)
PBS Announces the Addition of ‘Murder on the Homefront’ and ‘The Making of a Lady’ to Lineup
Then on the following Sunday, February 16th, another 90-minute drama Murder on the Homefront will air at 10PM following episode seven of Downton Abbey season four. Loosely based on Molly Lefebure’s memoirs (Lefebure was secretary during World War II to the Home Office Pathologist and pioneer of modern forensics, Keith Simpson), Murder on the Homefront is set in London during the Blitz. The series explores both the city’s indomitable nature and the people who chose the dark times to hide their crimes– including a serial killer. The series stars Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), and Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre).More info...
Set during the London Blitz of 1940, Murder on the Home Front is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) is a pathologist new to murder cases, obsessed with pursuing the truth through all means available. He is often at the cutting edge of new thinking in pathology from chemical tests to the controversial inclusion of the study of the psyche. Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) is not only the first secretary to a pathologist, she is the first woman allowed into a very male world. All Lennox knows is that she has a strong stomach, 60 words a minute and a keen brain. When together they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennox has his work cut out convincing the police to have faith in his methods and theories.