Law & Order: UK (2009– )

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

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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 »

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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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Not as great as the original, (it wouldn't be though would it?), but def worthy of another look...
23 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom, London) – See all my reviews

Law & Order: UK is another franchise of the long running Law & Order series. All of the classic elements of L&O has been kept including the classic introduction speel and even the dunk-dunk noise between scenes. Why fix something that's not broke?

The pilot has its good and bad points, most of which are intertwined. I'm impressed with the acting over-all, particularly that of Ben Daniels, Bradley Walsh and Jamie Bamber. Freema Agyeman appears to be the weak link. I'm probably biased though, I didn't like her (limited) acting style in "Doctor Who" or "Survivors" - hopefully I'll be proved wrong in future episodes. There was an extraordinarily odd moment with Bradley Walsh who was SMILING, (in what I assume was an effort to appear caring and sympathetic), when the mother was bawling over her dead baby. Lordy.

I actually really like the shaky, continually moving camera work, which gives a gritty, realistic feel to the show, whilst helping to give energy to dialogue-heavy show. However, the type of film used makes the show seem like every other cheap British staple (e.g. The Bill, Casualty or Eastenders). Maybe this was supposed to add to the show's gritty feel but it just didn't work for me.

The worst elements of this show is that it seems to mangle our "UK" law (actually being the law of England and Wales, specifically contained within London) and stretches the validity of how courtrooms work. But it is only a TV show, and I ain't no lawyer so whatchagonado???

I definitely think its worth tuning in again to see how this show pans out. Potentially, Law & Order: UK could be one of the best shows in the UK, combining some excellent actors with thoughtful insights and though-provoking issues.

Or it good go a bit Pete tong, but you won't find out unless you keep watching...


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