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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
28 April 2003 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A maverick Irish cop takes on the London Crime World
Plot:
As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 62)

James Nesbitt ... Tommy Murphy (22 episodes, 2003-2007)
Del Synnott ... DC Alan Carter / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Series Directed by
Colm McCarthy (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brian Kirk (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Peter Lydon (2 episodes, 2003)
Ed Fraiman (2 episodes, 2004)
Philip John (2 episodes, 2004)
Andy Goddard (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Standeven (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Colin Bateman (12 episodes, 2003-2007)
Allan Cubitt (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Simon Donald (2 episodes, 2005)
Russell Lewis (2 episodes, 2007)

Stephen Brady (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Greg Brenman .... executive producer / executive producer: Tiger Aspect (13 episodes, 2003-2007)
Patrick Spence .... executive producer: BBC (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jemma Rodgers .... producer (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
Stephen Wright .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Smallwood .... producer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hilary Benson .... line producer (5 episodes, 2005)
Mary Alleguen .... line producer (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Carol Ann Docherty .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC Northern Ireland (4 episodes, 2003)
Sanne Wohlenberg .... producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Andrew Lowe .... executive producer: Element Films (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Robert Cooper .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Kate Murrell .... line producer (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Original Music by
Edmund Butt (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
Magnus Fiennes (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Julian Court (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Ruairi O'Brien (6 episodes, 2006-2007)

Mac Kenny (unknown episodes)
Witold Stok (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Helen Chapman (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Murrell (2 episodes, 2003)
Fiona Colbeck (2 episodes, 2004)
Les Healey (2 episodes, 2004)
Guy Bensley (2 episodes, 2005)
Roy Sharman (2 episodes, 2005)
Ian Sutherland (2 episodes, 2005)

Elen Pierce Lewis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Marilyn Johnson (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
Rosalie Clayton (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Amy Rowan (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Greg Shaw (6 episodes, 2005)
Mark Stevenson (4 episodes, 2003)
Derek Wallace (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Anna Higginson (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Art Direction by
Philip Barber (6 episodes, 2005)
Karl Probert (4 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Daly (3 episodes, 2006)
Astrid Sieben (2 episodes, 2003)
Nic Pallace (2 episodes, 2004)

Maddy Turnbull (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Alice Felton (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joey Attawia (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lucinda Wright (4 episodes, 2003)
Grania Preston (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sandy Staples .... makeup designer / makeup artist (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kathy Kneller .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Rebecca Lazard .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2003-2005)
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2003)
Morna Ferguson .... chief makeup artist (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lorraine Glynn .... chief hair stylist (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Niamh O'Loan .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Olivier Seyfrid .... assistant hair stylist (3 episodes, 2006)
Amanda Foster .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Moore .... unit manager (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Murphy .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Tim Morris .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2007)
Gary Pickering .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Nightingale .... second assistant director / first assistant director (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
Matt Alder .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Peter Agnew .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sandra Corbally .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Daisy Cummins .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nige Watson .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Clare Shepherd .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Toby Ford .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Annabel Merritt .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
Richard Harris .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2004)
Anna Harrison .... trainee assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)

Angharad Jones .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Andrew Smith .... stand-by carpenter (7 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jonathan Downing .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2005)
Melissa Magna .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2005)
Amanda Craggs .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2005)
Quentin Davies .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2005)
Ron Higgins .... prop storeman (5 episodes, 2005)
Darren Reynolds .... prop hand (5 episodes, 2005)
Julian Searle .... property master (5 episodes, 2005)
Ian Summers .... construction manager (5 episodes, 2005)
June Connon .... chargehand stand by props (4 episodes, 2003)
Robert Judd .... dressing props (4 episodes, 2003)
Tony Boston .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2006)
Simon Boyd .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2006)
Simon Dalton .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2006)
Melanie Downes .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2006)
Mick Flood .... property master (3 episodes, 2006)
Anna Kirwan .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2006)
Adrienne McGrane .... graphics (3 episodes, 2006)
John Porter .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2006)
Jil Turner .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Jules Harris .... prop storeman (3 episodes, 2007)
Damian Butlin .... props (2 episodes, 2003)
Andy Grogan .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2003)
Rob MacPherson .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2003)
Laurence Archer .... property master (2 episodes, 2004)
Mark Bevan .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2004)
Max De Nett .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2004)
Tracy Gallaccio .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2004)
Dean Hawley .... stand-by painter (2 episodes, 2004)
Georgina Millett .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2004)
Paul Pitts .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2004)
Angus Scott .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Trevor Singfield .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 2004)
Maddy Turnbull .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2004)
Steve Watson .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2004)
Judith Hynes .... trainee art director (2 episodes, 2007)

Noel Deegan .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Kaye Robertson .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
Steve 'Moose' Smith .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tom Barrow .... assistant sound (6 episodes, 2005)
Tim Fraser .... sound recordist / sound mixer (6 episodes, 2005)
Peter Blayney .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
John Fitzgerald .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brendan Geaney .... foley editor / foley artist (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alex Sawyer .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2005)
William Towers .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2005)
Simon Gershon .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2003)
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2003)
George Hapig .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2004)
John Rodda .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2004)
Darren Banks .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2005)
James Feltham .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2005)
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist (4 episodes, 2005)
Mark Verner .... foley editor (4 episodes, 2005)
Miriam Ludbrook .... sound editor / dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Daniel Birch .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Gaines .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2006)
Richard Hetherington .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Nikki Moss .... sound designer (3 episodes, 2006)
Fionn Higgins .... dialog editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Mike Grimes .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Gareth John .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Hilary Wyatt .... dialogue editor / supervising dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Rodney Berling .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Tony Cook .... sound maintenance (2 episodes, 2004)
Dan Morgan .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Colin Nicolson .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2004)
Conor O'Toole .... additional sound (2 episodes, 2007)

Matthew Desorgher .... sound maintenance (unknown episodes)
Michael Fentum .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jamie Gambell .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Dan Green .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paul Byrne .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Kennedy .... digital artist / digital effects artist (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2005)
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patrick Condren .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David O'Connor .... grip (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bill Astin .... gaffer (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Vinny Cowper .... best boy (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Hilda Sealy .... clapper loader (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Micky Patten .... grip (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Williams .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2005)
David Grennan .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sean Connor .... focus puller (5 episodes, 2005)
Chris Davies .... electrician (5 episodes, 2005)
James Parry .... electrician (5 episodes, 2005)
Angelika Padberg .... electric trainee (4 episodes, 2004)
Dave Gray .... rigger (4 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Murphy .... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Potter .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
J.P. Judge .... electrician (3 episodes, 2005)
Sean Creagh .... generator operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Stephen Doyle .... best boy (3 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Edwards .... second clapper loader (3 episodes, 2006)
Tim Fleming .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2006)
Stephen McCarthy .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2006)
Paul McNulty .... electrician (3 episodes, 2006)
Ivan Meagher .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2006)
Cormac O'Omáille .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2006)
Sam Phillips .... camera grip (3 episodes, 2006)
Addo Gallagher .... practical electrician (3 episodes, 2007)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Ronnie Green .... electrician (2 episodes, 2004)
Roy Rowland .... electrician (2 episodes, 2004)
Ian Sinfield .... electrician (2 episodes, 2004)
András Rac .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)

Camilla Drennan .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Terry Mcguinness .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Adam Walker .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (7 episodes, 2003-2005)

Helen Robinson .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yannick Gondran .... costume assistant (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Fraser Purfit .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
Amy Fenning .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Cassandra Steyn-Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Annette Allen .... costume assistant / wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Kathryn Donaldson .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Liza Bracey .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Aidan Farrell .... colorist (7 episodes, 2003-2005)
Milena Tasso .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Matthew Streatfield .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Dave Hughes .... hd colorist (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ultan Murphy .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Andrew Mitchell .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
David Hughes .... color grader (3 episodes, 2006)
Jo Walker .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Matt Turner .... colorist (2 episodes, 2004)
Adam Windmill .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Clyde Kellett .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2005)

Steffan Perry .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Toby Wood .... score recording engineer (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Other crew
Jennifer McAufield .... production executive: BBC (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
Peter Bleksley .... story consultant (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
James Nesbitt .... creative consultant (8 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rachel Salter .... head of production: Tiger Aspect (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Leedham .... researcher / script editor (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Gladwin .... location manager (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Fraser Grant .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2004)
Mike Noble .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2004)
Nick Oliver .... location scout (6 episodes, 2005)
Rebecca Daly .... accounting assistant / second assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sile Dorney .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ian Johnson .... publicist (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Cian O'Muilleoir .... assistant accountant / assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tess Malone .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adam Betterton .... location assistant (5 episodes, 2005)
Edward Canal .... floor runner (5 episodes, 2005)
Wim De Greef .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2005)
Scott Eaton .... assistant production coordinator (5 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Midlane .... production runner (5 episodes, 2005)
Will Gould .... script editor (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Frith Tiplady .... head of production (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Una Maguire .... publicist / unit publicist (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Nick Clark .... location assistant (4 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Jackson .... assistant head of drama, BBC northern Ireland (4 episodes, 2003)
Hilary Norrish .... script executive (4 episodes, 2005)
Rachel Smith .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Susannah Booker .... location manager (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ingrid Litman .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2005)
Navid Akhtar .... religious advisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Eamonn Cleary .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Cathleen Dore .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Kerensa Magnusson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Conor O'Carroll .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Gordon Wycherley .... location manager (3 episodes, 2006)
Nic Benns .... title designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Grainne Dunne .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2007)
Edmund Sampson .... location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Adrian Kelly .... assistant production coordinator / production secretary (2 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Khan .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Sarah Lee .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Mulot .... production runner (2 episodes, 2003)
Eve Spence .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Ben Stenning .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2003)
Vicky Wharton .... script editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Matt Alder .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2004)
Linda Baker .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2004)
Kate Crowe .... script editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Michael Noble .... assistant coordinator (2 episodes, 2004)
Jessica Rundle .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2004)
Mark Schofield .... production runner (2 episodes, 2004)
Carla Self .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2004)
Karina Tipton .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Danny Ward .... production runner (2 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Wright .... script executive: BBC (2 episodes, 2004)
Donald Sabourin .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Mohammed Saleem Khan .... language advisor (2 episodes, 2006)

Oliver Southall .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Emma Williams .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely superb, 16 January 2008
Author: fortean2

I've only recently watched all five series of Murphy's Law - series 1 started off well but soon became mediocre. Series 2 was better but still not brilliant. All that was to change with series 3 when it all became much darker, grittier and with far superior story lines and scripts. Don't get me wrong, series 1 and 2 are still worth watching, but they are very inferior to series 3, 4 and 5.

James Nesbitt is utterly superb in the role of Murphy - he's totally believable and never lets the viewer down.

Fantastic. If I was only marking series 3 to 5 then I'd give this a 10/10, but it's only fair to judge all five series so far, in which case I reluctantly knock off one mark, so it's 9/10 overall.

Very highly recommended.

And if you want to see James Nesbitt in another excellent series, do give 'Jekyll' a go. It too is fantastic.

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