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Get clued up on Detective McLean, available to Virgin TV customers on STV Player before anyone else

By Virgin TV Edit

If brilliant Box Sets, exclusive dramas, dazzling documentaries and cracking kids shows are your thing, then it’s time to explore the STV Player on Virgin TV.


Available to all customers at no extra cost, this amazing app is home to over 1,500 hours of seriously top telly. We’re talking about shows you won’t find anywhere else, like addictive crime drama Gracepoint, starring David Tennant, classic series including Taggart and Rebus, and shows for the little ones like In The Night Garden, Pingu and Ben & Holly.


The STV Player is bursting with unmissable entertainment for everyone, and there’s even more to enjoy this November with the arrival of crime drama Box Set Detective McLean. And guess what? It’s exclusive to Virgin TV customers for two months from Tuesday 3 November!

This US-Canadian series stars Kelli Williams (Lie To Me) as Allison McLean, a police officer who balances life at home with her day job busting crooks on the streets of Seattle. But when Allison’s brother Tim (Luke Perry) is jailed, she decides to take in his teenage kids – which means things get a lot more stressful around the house.


Part police procedural, part family drama, Detective McLean is the latest addition to the brilliant STV Player app – and Virgin TV customers can watch it exclusively until Sunday 3 January. Want to know what else you can watch on STV Player? Here are five more drama Box Sets to get stuck into right now…



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Did you know our American cousins made their own version of hit ITV drama Broadchurch? It’s even got David Tennant in it. This gripping ten-part crime drama follows detectives Emmett Carver (Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn) as they attempt to solve the murder of a young boy in a small coastal town.



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When you talk about the gold standard of Scottish crime dramas, Taggart is right up there. Still gritty and compelling after all these years, there are over 100 episodes to watch, including the very first outings for DCI Taggart and later cases.


The Bridge

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Liked the Scandi version of this dark crime thriller? Then you’ll love this edge-of-your-seat US remake. Taking place on the US-Mexico border, detectives Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger, Inglorious Basterds) and Marco Ruiz (Weeds’ Demián Bichir) are called into action when a body is found on a bridge linking El Paso and Juárez.


The Slap

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Based on a best-selling 2008 novel by Christos Tsiolkas, this thought-provoking Australian drama explores the fallout after a man slaps a child who is not his at a barbeque. Starring Melissa George (Alias) and Jonathan LaPaglia (Cold Case), this eight-parter is sharp, tense and full of great performances.


Striking Out

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When Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman, Cold Feet) finds her personal and professional life in tatters, she resolves to go it alone in the legal world. Co-starring Neil Morrissey, Striking Out is one of Ireland’s most popular dramas – now it’s your turn to find out why.

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