In a bitter sweet drama, two dysfunctional brothers Joe and Trevor Purvis, are forced to work together for economic reasons. They come down to London to renovate a house for a London couple... See full summary »
Having married into a family with Mafia connections, Donna thought her husband George was the diamond in the rough. But after his arrest, she sees layers of him beneath her worst fears, and finds herself fighting for her safety and sanity.
Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers who've proved their honesty during their service and sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.
Well the first episode of this new series has finished and i for one really enjoyed it. It puts a newish twist on cop dramas. The two leads Nick Berry [ Eastenders, Heartbeat ] and Stephen Tompkinson [ Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel ]have proven themselves elsewhere and seem to gel well. The stories ( this first one at least ) seem to have enough surprises to keep you guessing right to the end. Even though the BBC do seem to have an unfortunate habit of showing too much as a trailer for the second episode at the end of the first, and seem to re-cap 85% of the first at the start of the second.
In the first story Nick's character has to investigate his old Squad, which is now run by his Wife's best friend's husband who is also a close friend of his. "Garth" Tompkinsons character, gets involved with the lives of the Prostitutes he's using to try and get information on a Madame who is running them.
All stories mix and leads to a stage where almost everyone is under suspicion of something and your left guessing till the very end what the outcome will be.
Check this series out. It deserves to run for quite a while...which probably means it'll be cancelled after one season, as seems to be the norm these days for anything that dares to be innovative or different from the diet of soap operas and makeover shows that fill 80% of the schedules these days.
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