Real Detective: North Of The Border Series 1
Crime & Investigation, Drama, Factual Documentaries / 8 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, 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 (Fifty Shades Darker, Vikings, Orphan Black)
Episode 2: John Pyper-Ferguson (Agents Of SHIELD, Burn Notice, Suits)
Episode 3: Paul Popowich (The Bridge, Rogue, Acceptable Risk)
Episode 4: Aidan Devine (Designated Survivor, Eyewitness, The Girlfriend Experience)
Episode 5: Jewel Staite (The Killing, Motive, Castle)
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, Twin Peaks (2017))