Deceit: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Deceit: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Tv Season Info


Niamh Algar
as Sadie Byrne/Lizzie James
Eddie Marsan
as Paul Britton
Harry Treadaway
as Detective Inspector Keith Pedder
Deka Walmsley
as Chief Inspector Mike Wickerson
Charlie Carter
as D.C. Martin Long
Rene Costa
as Under Cover Detective
Paul O'Kelly
as P.C O'Kelly
Karl Farrer
as Uniformed Police
Kirsty Averton
as Hairdresser
Anna Tierney
as Samantha Bisset
Maria Louis
as Pauline Napper
Alexander Garcia
as James the dog handler
William Owen
as Star Journalist
Simon Kunz
as Justice Ognall
Danny Parsons
as Andre Hanscombe
Colin Thompson
as Press photographer
View All

Critic Reviews for Deceit: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

It seems unlikely that the Metropolitan Police will welcome Channel 4's new four-part dramatisation of the hunt for the killer of Rachel Nickell, since it's a reminder of yet another of the Met's historic catastrophes.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Absorbing and unsettling.

August 16, 2021 | Full Review…

At first this gut-punch of a miniseries looks like a tawdry sex-thriller throwback to the '80s... What unfolds, though, is the extensively researched true story.

September 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Deceit was styled as a slick, propulsive procedural. Given the awful subject matter, however, it failed to fly either as true crime or as escapist thriller. In the end it was really just fooling itself.

August 23, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Yet, for all Algar's passionate intensity, our main character felt strangely unknowable, and not just because the real person now lives under a lifelong anonymity order.

August 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Deceit is magnificently and stylishly directed by Niall MacCormick, whether in the claustrophobic exchanges between Byrne and Stagg, the profoundly moving moments of revelation or the horror.

August 23, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Deceit: Season 1

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

Discussion Forum

Discuss Deceit on our TV talk forum!

News & Features