55 Degrees North (2004–2005)

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A London detective moves to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on a corrupt colleague.

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Season:

2 | 1

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2005 | 2004
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Gilet ...
 DS Nicky Cole (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Claire Maxwell (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andrew Dunn ...
 Sgt. Rick Astel (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Errol Hill (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mark Stobbart ...
 PC Martin Clark (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Hodgson ...
 DS Frank Maguire (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Darren Morfitt ...
 DS Patrick Yates (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Emma Cleasby ...
 Sgt. Katherine Brookes (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jaeden Burke ...
 Matty Cole (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Georgina Hodge (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Brian Protheroe ...
 James Wren (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Nellist ...
 Humby / ... (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 DI Russell Bing (7 episodes, 2005)
Sam Williams ...
 Mikey (7 episodes, 2005)
Christian Rodska ...
 DI Dennis Carter (6 episodes, 2004)
Neil McCaul ...
 Chief Supt Daniel Baxter / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ian McLaughlin ...
 Sgt. Clive Edwards / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
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A London detective moves to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on a corrupt colleague.

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6 July 2004 (UK)  »

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This series was called "The Night Detective" when it aired on BBC America. See more »

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More than clichés
30 October 2005 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Given how much crime drama is on TV, I don't know how programs avoid using genre formulae and "cliches" - but this show has a charm of its own. I was pleasantly surprised by it.

The charm is due in large part to Don Gilet, who provides an attractive focal point. Clichés though they are, I like the "chalk and cheese" relationship with the old-timer in uniform; the urbane at-home mentor; and the sexual tension with the lawyer (although I like the flirting with the policewoman better).

Themes of corruption and racism add some edge to the mix.

I've only been through Newcastle a few times - but the night settings not only add to the mood of this show, they also give the city an allure that might not come across so well in daylight.

We've just had the first series here in Australia. I hope it continues.


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