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Real Detective: North Of The Border Series 1

Crime & Investigation, Drama, Factual Documentaries / 8 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Format, Non-Theatric

A WAM Media GRP Production commissioned by the CBC

Real Detective: North Of The Border is a gripping true crime series that brings to life the real investigations of Canadian detectives by blending first-person interviews with scripted drama. Each episode features a different detective telling the story of a real case in Canada that challenged them like no other. In bringing intimate, raw interviews with detectives together with dramatisation, the series offers an eye-opening and emotional look at a detective’s journey and what it takes to break a case from the detective’s perspective.

Episode 1: Detective Herb Curwain investigates the disappearance of Julie Stanton, a young woman in Pickering, Ontario.

Episode 2: When three generations of a family are killed, Detective Mike Eastham travels across the country and back again in search of answers.

Episode 3: Joel Zalsos arrives from the Philippines to join his wife in Calgary, Alberta – but is murdered less than a month later; Detective Thomas Barrow investigates.

Episode 4: A young couple is murdered at home, and the only witness for Detective Don Forgan to interview is the woman’s 3-year-old son.

Episode 5: Terrified sex worker Nadine Taylor asks Detective Penny Hart for help – then goes missing soon after.

Episode 6: Detective Debbie Harris investigates a 6-alarm fire – with the evidence is up in flames.

Episode 7: Bill Clark investigates the missing person case of John Brian Altinger, which leads him into the world of internet homicide.

Episode 8: Detective Rod Piukkala investigates the death of Darlene Prioriello, as the mysterious murderer taunts him and threatens to kill again.


Dramatised Storyline re-enacted by:

Episode 1: Eric Johnson (Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, American Gods)

Episode 2: John Pyper-Ferguson (Agents Of SHIELD, Casa Grande, The 100)

Episode 3: Paul Popowich (The Bridge, Rogue, The Spencer Sisters)

Episode 4: Aidan Devine (Designated Survivor, Eyewitness, Diggstown)

Episode 5: Jewel Staite (The Killing, Motive, Family Law)

Episode 6: Amy Price-Francis (Fifty Shades Darker, King, Grey’s Anatomy)

Episode 7: Lochlyn Munro (Lucifer, Riverdale, Major Crimes) and Michael Ironside (The Alienist, The Machinist, Top Gun)

Episode 8: Hugh Dillon (The Killing, Yellowstone, Mayor Of Kingstown)