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Babylon 

A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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Complete series cast summary:
Nick Blood ...  Warwick 7 episodes, 2014
Andrew Brooke ...  Banjo 7 episodes, 2014
Bertie Carvel ...  Finn 7 episodes, 2014
Cavan Clerkin ...  Clarkey 7 episodes, 2014
Adam Deacon ...  Robbie / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Jill Halfpenny ...  Davina 7 episodes, 2014
Paterson Joseph ...  Charles Inglis 7 episodes, 2014
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Matt Coward 7 episodes, 2014
Brit Marling ...  Liz Garvey 7 episodes, 2014
Stuart Martin ...  Tony 7 episodes, 2014
Ella Smith ...  Mia 7 episodes, 2014
Jonny Sweet ...  Tom Oliver 7 episodes, 2014
Vic Waghorn ...  Police Sergeant 353 / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Nicola Walker ...  Sharon 7 episodes, 2014
Owain Arthur ...  Nobbo 6 episodes, 2014
James Nesbitt ...  Richard Miller 6 episodes, 2014
Martin Trenaman ...  Miles 6 episodes, 2014
Jim Howick ...  Jerry / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Ralph Brown ...  Grant Delgado 5 episodes, 2014
Dermot Murnaghan Dermot Murnaghan ...  News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra Barbara Serra ...  News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Mark Womack ...  Hopwood 4 episodes, 2014
Lasco Atkins ...  Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson Sam Coulson ...  Patrick 3 episodes, 2014
Roxy Dunn ...  Cathy 3 episodes, 2014
James Lance ...  Granger 3 episodes, 2014
Liza Sadovy ...  Caroline Carey 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Red BMW Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Layke Anderson Layke Anderson ...  Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Lee Asquith-Coe Lee Asquith-Coe ...  Cross Rail Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Antonia Bernath ...  Female Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Navin Chowdhry ...  Adeel 2 episodes, 2014
Adrian Finighan Adrian Finighan ...  Al-Jazeera Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
John Glynn John Glynn ...  Householder 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Marco 2 episodes, 2014
Hayward Ho Hayward Ho ...  Rioter 2 episodes, 2014
Polly Maberly ...  Female IPCC Investigator 2 episodes, 2014
Nathan Mack ...  Tyler 2 episodes, 2014
John-Luke Roberts John-Luke Roberts ...  Harry 2 episodes, 2014
James Robinson ...  PCSO's Husband Mr. Lovett 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Thorpe Christopher Thorpe ...  Bomber 2 episodes, 2014
Susannah Wise ...  Jennifer Miller 2 episodes, 2014
Sophie Wu ...  Carly 2 episodes, 2014
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American PR consultant Liz Garvey is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Richard Miller to help the police force improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing Territorial Support Group officers Davina, Robbie and Clarkey as they arrive at a not very well-organized Kurdish protest march where Robbie has to remember he is being filmed and tone down the abuse. Elsewhere Officer Warwick accidentally apprehends an innocent mother whom he has erroneously suspected of being a drug addict. Liz's introductory speech is interrupted by news that a sniper is randomly shooting people around the capital and her disgruntled assistant Finn, annoyed at being passed over for promotion, deliberately makes her look stupid at a press conference by withholding information - as a result of which he is almost sacked. Liz discovers that the sniper is an embittered divorcee who is posting messages on Twitter, from which she locates where he is hiding. The TSG dump Matt ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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9 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Danny Boyle directed Trainspotting (1996) based on an Irvine Welsh novel. After seeing Filth (2013) (also based on Welsh material) directed by Jon S Baird Boyle hired Baird for this show. See more »

Quotes

TSG Officer PC Damian Clake (Clarkey): We are the police, we are in charge. That is the message.
TSG Officer Robbie: We are the daddies. We are the sheriffs of this town.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.25 (2014) See more »

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Interesting
12 February 2014 | by lzvictorSee all my reviews

Looking at this in the whole, we liked it. There are times when you are not sure if it is a drama, a mocumentary, a spoof of reality television, or what they are going for. Many of the characters in this show typify the characters we see in life. The person who shares WAY too much, the one who is not there because it would mean being responsible, and the ones who do the exact opposite of what they should be doing because they think it benefits them.

We all know the ones who leak info to the wrong people and undermine their bosses on purpose. We also all know the bosses who do anything to avoid responsibility if there could be any impact other than taking credit where credit is not due. We all know the people who speak and act completely without any kind of filters except their partners.

This is a perfect example of how corporate and government organizations run today with people more concerned about their personal agendas than the good of the company, or the good of society or simply what the right thing to do. A Padalekian philosophy of avoid anything that has repercussions and throw anyone under the bus instead of actually doing anything for yourself. If this one philosophy could be avoided, the entire world would be so much a better place and this movie is a wonderful example of how so many people simply try to avoid doing what they should do and instead focus on doing what they think will advance them or undermine others around them the most in the same pursuit.

A true and excellent example of Padalekianism at it's finest only lacking the ruthless mental abuse of the ones under the subject's control. Highly recommend it because it will keep you entertained between funny and mild suspense but don't go look to this for any extreme emotion, just good simple film making that makes you walk away thinking how ludicrous a world we live in because we see all of these people in our daily lives and hope we are separated by distance from them.


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