The veteran Inspector Chappel heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2003   2002   2001   2000   1999  
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
DCI Banks (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe
Doc Martin (TV Series 2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The comic every day lives and mis-adventures of a group of friends most of whom belong to their local unit of the Territorial Army in the North of England.

Stars: Caroline Catz, Kate Gartside, Alistair McGowan
Messiah: The Harrowing (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Red Metcalfe's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell.

Stars: Ken Stott, Neil Dudgeon, Helen McCrory
Coupling (2000–2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander
Valentine's Kiss (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Valentine is the perfect wife and mother, until her husband announces he wants a divorce. Romantic drama.

Stars: Rupert Graves, Katja Weitzenböck, Eliza Bennett
I Want My Wife Back (TV Series 2016)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Murray is a nice guy. Everyone says so. So no-one is more surprised than Murray when, on her 40th birthday, his wife walks out on him. So begins Murray's quest to discover what went wrong and how to win her back.

Stars: Ben Miller, Caroline Catz, Kenneth Collard
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Adventure | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman
Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones
Boston Legal (2004–2008)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen
Countdown to Murder (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary series telling the story of some of Britain's most high-profile murder cases.

Stars: Caroline Catz, Vince Egan, David Holmes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 PC Cheryl Hutchins / ... (28 episodes, 1999-2003)
...
 Inspector Joe Robinson / ... (28 episodes, 1999-2003)
...
 D.I. Pat Chappel / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2003)
Edit

Storyline

The veteran Inspector Chappel heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Can You See The Truth?/Can You See The Lie? (Tagline used in first and second series ad campaigns.)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 January 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Begærets lov  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Drama Trails: 'The Vice' to 'Prime Suspect' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sour Times
Performed by Portishead
(title music)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The reason to watch this series - The Actors
3 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have only watched series 2. The plots are interesting enough - but really, they are almost beside the point. Yes, there are social issues, there are personal issues, there is some suspense, some romance and not hard to figure out plot twists. Also there is this big question. What always baffles non-British is why do British police (in TV series) so often go into knowingly risky, if not potentially fatal situations, unarmed and not backed up. It happens time and time again. It happens here. It happens in other British police, crime, legal series.

So, what is it that makes The Vice - so good? What impressed me was the very high quality of the actors. Their ongoing performances are stellar. There is a constant upward moving arc in character development, in their subtleties, and in the connections they make with their audience. Its ensemble casting at its best. Ken Stott is a master in every way. David Harewood and Caroline Catz are equally intriguing in their roles. The secondary characters are invariably terrific. Highly recommended.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'The Vice' is very annoying srm-1
bring it back filmlover24
Which episode was it...? henry999-1
Complete Series DVD Audio Problem?? ukexpat-3
theme tune paul-field
Question craighall2
Discuss The Vice (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?