Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

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Series cast summary:
Caroline Quentin ...
 DCI Janine Lewis / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ian Kelsey ...
 DI Richard Mayne / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Paul Loughran ...
 DS Butchers / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Nicholas Murchie ...
 DS Shap / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ceallach Spellman ...
 Tom Lewis (19 episodes, 2003-2009)
Eden Garrity ...
 Ellie Lewis / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
...
 Pete Lewis (12 episodes, 2003-2007)
Geoff Breton ...
 Michael Lewis (11 episodes, 2003-2009)
Saskia Wickham ...
 Louise Hogg / ... (10 episodes, 2006-2009)
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Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

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...It's all in a day's work.

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18 May 2003 (UK)  »

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[DCI Lewis has just disciplined DI Mayne for inappropriate behaviour, and is walking along the corridor]
DI Richard Mayne: I'm holding two fingers up at you. Is that allowed?
DCI Janine Lewis: Fine.
DI Richard Mayne: You're off your head.
DCI Janine Lewis: And you're an arrogant winker.
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Good British Police Drama
13 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just streamed the series on Netflix over the weekend...quite enjoyed it. They put together a very good ensemble cast that played off one another rather well throughout the 5 seasons. Sure there were some hiccups now and again...characters appearing then vanishing without notice or trace...lol...and on a police drama too ;P. It gives a more realistic view of the police that make up the squads in the UK, 'real' people with 'real' lives mucking up the works and managing somehow to keep all the balls in the air. DCI Lewis is as 'real' as it gets being a full time cop and mom...never quite getting it all right...but life is messy and this drama really brings home that reality. The story lines played out as well as any drama on TV British or US. Sorry to see it didn't survive a while longer...I grew to really like the characters and would have liked to see where they got on to. :) Well worth a watch if you like police dramas...Brits got this spot on I think.


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