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Law & Order: UK 

UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bradley Walsh ...  Ronnie Brooks 53 episodes, 2009-2014
Robert Glenister ...  Narrator / ... 53 episodes, 2009-2014
Harriet Walter ...  Natalie Chandler 40 episodes, 2009-2014
Freema Agyeman ...  Alesha Phillips 39 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamie Bamber ...  Matt Devlin 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Jessica Gunning ...  Angela 29 episodes, 2009-2014
Dominic Rowan ...  Jacob Thorne 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Peter Davison ...  Henry Sharpe 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Ben Daniels ...  James Steel 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Bill Paterson ...  George Castle 26 episodes, 2009-2010
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Storyline

A half crime Drama/half legal procedure focusing on the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D) Detectives who investigate murders involving the people on the streets of London and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the defendants in court. The police half focuses on the exciting case load of London Metropolitan Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U) made up of dedicated officers including recovering alcoholic Senior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh), who substitutes booze with food, he is a cop from the East End with a tough past and a big heart. His partner is Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Joe Hawkins (Ben Bailey-Smith), a young officer who has come straight from child protection to the murder squad. Their boss DI Wes Leyton (Paterson Joseph) has been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. Once our police heroes start pounding the streets in the pursuit of their prime suspect by piecing together the clues of each and every ... Written by DanDud88

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order: London See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth spin-off of the Law & Order franchise which includes: Law & Order (1990) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) Law & Order: UK (2009) Law & Order: LA (2010) See more »

Goofs

The scene cards at the start of the trial sequences say "Crown v. xyz". In England prosecutions are in the name of the Queen and are annotated "R v XYZ" See more »

Quotes

Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.45 (2014) See more »

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User Reviews

 
pleasantly surprised
15 February 2010 | by jrwilmottSee all my reviews

I have to say I thought this was going to fall flat on its face. I'm sure like other posters that I had gotten so used to the way the US show was directed, acted, and written I simply assumed the British version would jar somewhat, after all it was being aired on ITV, and London is not New York.

I was shocked, it is somewhat more gritty than its US cousin, down to earth, and well adapted and directed, and it has traded suspense for dramatic effect to its credit.

The standard of acting is a little patchy, fine it is television, and the US version is more often that not a little top heavy. Michael Moriarty is one of the most talented actors I have ever had the pleasure to watch, much the same can be said about Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson and Steven Hill, but the assistant DA's were often weak, and so were some of the other protagonists. In the UK show the guests have made a superb showing.

London does not have the mob figures of New York so it will be interesting to see how they translate those particular episodes. If you were thinking that it could not be as good, then I think you too will be in for a pleasant surprise.


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