Underworld (1997– )

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William Smith, a middle-class school teacher from a suburb in London, returns home one day to find his wife Gilda has run off with her boyfriend and taken all his possessions with her. With... See full summary »

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 William Smith (6 episodes, 1997)
Susan Wooldridge ...
 Susan Smith (6 episodes, 1997)
Mike Reid ...
 Graham the Cabbie (6 episodes, 1997)
Camilla Power ...
 Gilda Smith (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Teddy Middlemass (6 episodes, 1997)
Trevor Cooper ...
 Builder One (6 episodes, 1997)
David Troughton ...
 Martin (6 episodes, 1997)
Morgan Jones ...
 Builder Two (6 episodes, 1997)
Gary Lammin ...
 Trevor (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Dad Middlemass (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Aunt Doreen (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Haynesie (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Mr. Jezzard (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Gerald (5 episodes, 1997)
Jonathan Coy ...
 Dennis (4 episodes, 1997)
Paul Clarkson ...
 Policeman One (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Headmaster (3 episodes, 1997)
Sean Gleeson ...
 Policeman Two (3 episodes, 1997)
Charlotte Emmerson ...
 Clare (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Keetchie (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Nurse Sandra (2 episodes, 1997)
Adam Dean ...
 Asif (2 episodes, 1997)
Jimmy Mulville ...
 Rayner (2 episodes, 1997)
Bohdan Poraj ...
 Dr. Stanforth (2 episodes, 1997)
Susan Engel ...
 Alice (2 episodes, 1997)
Clare Clifford ...
 Dog Owner (2 episodes, 1997)
Albert Welling ...
 Susan & William's Father (2 episodes, 1997)
Malcolm Terris ...
 Government Minister / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Jan Pearson ...
 Susan & William's Mother (2 episodes, 1997)
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William Smith, a middle-class school teacher from a suburb in London, returns home one day to find his wife Gilda has run off with her boyfriend and taken all his possessions with her. With the help of his sister, Susan, they begin a search for Gilda, and are drawn into the British crime world and become caught in the cross-fire of two crime lords who have been fighting each other all their lives: the kind-natured Teddy Middlemass, and the sadistic Mr. Jezzard. Written by James Castle

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Underworld rides out the Cockney gangster clichés
28 June 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

With its pathetic drip of a hero and its Cockney gangster psychopaths Underworld could easily have been just another clumsy comedy pastiche, instead it is a gem.

The series is well written, produced and directed, its story brought to life by superb performances. It has an engaging plot whose many twists are sustained by a witty script.

Underworld is a kind of Midsommer Murders-paced bastard child of Mike Leigh and Guy Ritchie (although I think it pre-dates Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

This is a great show, and can currently be watched for free on Channel 4's "4OD" website in the UK - which I highly recommend you do!


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