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Law & Order: UK (2009– )

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.


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Series cast summary:
 Ronnie Brooks (53 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Narrator / ... (51 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Natalie Chandler (40 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Alesha Phillips (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Matt Devlin (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Angela (29 episodes, 2009-2014)
Dominic Rowan ...
 Jacob Thorne (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Henry Sharpe (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
 James Steel (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
 George Castle (26 episodes, 2009-2010)


A half crime Drama/half legal procedure focusing on the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D) Detectives who investigate murders involving the people on the streets of London and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the defendants in court. The police half focuses on the exciting case load of London Metropolitan Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U) made up of dedicated officers including recovering alcoholic Senior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh), who substitutes booze with food, he is a cop from the East End with a tough past and a big heart. His partner is Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Joe Hawkins (Ben Bailey-Smith), a young officer who has come straight from child protection to the murder squad. Their boss DI Wes Leyton (Paterson Joseph) has been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. Once our police heroes start pounding the streets in the pursuit of their prime suspect by piecing together the clues of each and every ... Written by DanDud88

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6 October 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The producers have admitted that it is hard to film on the streets of London as actors such as Bradley Walsh (famous for his role as Danny Baldwin on Coronation Street (1960)), Jamie Bamber (famous for his role as Lee "Apollo" Adama on Battlestar Galactica (2004)) and Freema Agyeman (famous for her role as Martha Jones on new Doctor Who (2005)) are easily spotted by the public. In fact, in some scenes it is possible to see people in the background stopping what they are doing to see what's going on. See more »


The scene cards at the start of the trial sequences say "Crown v. xyz". In England prosecutions are in the name of the Queen and are annotated "R v XYZ" See more »


Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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Spun-off from Law & Order (1990) See more »

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An excellent start
23 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My concern prior to watching this was that the pace and the story wouldn't adapt well to the UK style - The Bill is quite plodding and small scale, but I was pleasantly surprised that, whilst intimate, L&OUK was paced superbly and kept me gripped 'til the end.

The only real gripe is that the DAHDAH's aren't used much....and that titles at each end seem out of keeping with the show: I suppose I'm used to the US version after so many years...

On the Law side Jamie Bamber, using his native accent, was fracking good, but Bradley Walsh was the absolute surprise hit for me: he's an ex-professional footballer (soccer star) who is known as a bit of a naff comic and when he's acted before you see BW not the character - not in this though...

The Order side familiar actors are again viewed as the characters rather than 'oooh he/she was in...' I think this is testament to a great, tight script More of the same please!

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