General Information

Glossary: T
First Air Date: May 12th, 2013
Last Air Date: October 28th, 2016
Created By: Allan Cubitt
Star Casts: Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson, John Lynch, Niamh McGrady, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Colin Morgan, Bronagh Waugh, Stuart Graham
Aired On: RTÉ One
Episode Runtime: 57 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 17 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: RTÉ One - The Fall

Last Updated: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:55:01 +0000

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The Fall


When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Seasons and Episodes

Series 1 (5 Episodes)

1: Dark Descent - Aired: 2013-05-12

When a murder in Belfast remains unsolved after 28 days, DSI Stella Gibson is called in to review the case.

2: Darkness Visible - Aired: 2013-05-19

DSI Stella Gibson's worst fears are realised as Spector's murder spree in Belfast continues and she faces very real consequences after a reckless decision.

3: Insolence & Wine - Aired: 2013-05-26

As DSI Stella Gibson takes control of the hunt for the serial killer striking women in Belfast, the realisation that his perfect kill is tainted pushes Spector into looking for his next victim.

4: My Adventurous Song - Aired: 2013-06-02

When Eastwood's investigation into Olson's murder throws open some uncomfortable truths for Burns, Gibson comes under increased pressure in her hunt for Belfast's killer.

5: The Vast Abyss - Aired: 2013-06-09

The killer's latest attack gives Gibson renewed impetus. As the net appears to be closing in, Spector makes a dramatic confession and a decision that binds his fate to Gibson.

Series 2 (6 Episodes)

1: Walk the Line - Aired: 2014-11-09

Gibson continues her hunt for the killer.

2: One Named Peter - Aired: 2014-11-16

Stella Gibson realises that her mistakes have put the life of Rose Stagg in danger.

3: It's Always Darkest - Aired: 2014-11-23

After the breakthrough identifying the killer, Stella Gibson must play a waiting game.

4: Strangler - Aired: 2014-11-30

A shocking revelation proves how terrifyingly manipulative Paul Spector can be.

5: The Fall - Aired: 2014-12-07

As the investigation tightens around Paul Spector, he makes a bold break for cover.

6: In Summation - Aired: 2014-12-17

With Paul Spector in custody, DSI Gibson searches for clues to help find Rose Stagg.

Series 3 (6 Episodes)

1: Silence and Suffering - Aired: 2016-09-25

Stella Gibson has finally arrested Paul Spector, but he has been shot by jealous husband James Tyler, leaving the staff at Belfast General Hospital battling to save his life. As the shooting hits the news, the powers-that-be question Gibson's handling of the case, while Spector's young partner-in-crime Katie plots to help him.

2: His Troubled Thoughts - Aired: 2016-10-02

Gibson and Burns are hauled over the coals by the Police Ombudsman and the Policing Executive for their conduct and handling of the case. When Spector’s name is released to the press as the arrested suspect in the Belfast Strangler case, his wife and family are forced to deal with the consequences.

3: The Gates of Light - Aired: 2016-10-09

Spector's legal team move into action, determined he won't stand trial.

4: The Hell Within Him - Aired: 2016-10-16

Gibson comes face to face with the depths of Sally-Ann's desperation.

5: Wounds of Deadly Hate - Aired: 2016-10-23

Spector's legal team are determined that he will never stand trial. Anderson and Ferrington make a discovery from the past that may help Gibson build her case.

6: Their Solitary Way - Aired: 2016-10-28

The series concludes as Gibson and Anderson put fresh evidence to Spector, with explosive results. Spector's new-found friendship with another inmate develops, with devastating consequences.