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Seasons:
1 | 2
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One man's journey through the criminal justice system of Britain.
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14 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
excellent miniseries - this review is for Part 1 See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 68 of 69)

Ben Whishaw ... Ben Coulter (5 episodes, 2008)

Maxine Peake ... Juliet Miller (5 episodes, 2009)

Bill Paterson ... Harry Box (5 episodes, 2008)

Alice Sykes ... Ella Miller (5 episodes, 2009)

Con O'Neill ... Stone / ... (5 episodes, 2008)

Juliet Aubrey ... Mary Coulter (5 episodes, 2008)
Rupert Procter ... Dominic Rose (5 episodes, 2009)

Zoe Telford ... Anna Klein (5 episodes, 2009)

Joe Dixon ... Robert Lloyd (5 episodes, 2008)

David Westhead ... Barry Coulter (5 episodes, 2008)

Denis Lawson ... DCI Bill Faber (5 episodes, 2009)

Steven Mackintosh ... DI Chris Sexton (5 episodes, 2009)

Kate Hardie ... DS Flo Sexton (5 episodes, 2009)

Sophie Okonedo ... Jack Woolf (5 episodes, 2009)
Nadine Marshall ... Norma Fredericks (5 episodes, 2009)

Eddie Marsan ... Saul (5 episodes, 2009)

Pete Postlethwaite ... Hooch (5 episodes, 2008)

Pooky Quesnel ... Alicia Rose / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
Jaye Griffiths ... Helen Marlowe (5 episodes, 2008)

Ruth Negga ... Melanie Lloyd / ... (5 episodes, 2008)

David Harewood ... Freddie Graham (4 episodes, 2008)

Nicholas Farrell ... Painter (4 episodes, 2008)
Vineeta Rishi ... Frances Kapoor / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
John Hodgkinson ... Rogers (4 episodes, 2008)
Madeleine Rakic-Platt ... Kate Rose (4 episodes, 2009)
Ian Peck ... Milroy (4 episodes, 2008)
Sam Alexander ... PC Jeary (4 episodes, 2008)
Richenda Carey ... Judge Ira (4 episodes, 2008)

Johann Myers ... Roland Roy (4 episodes, 2008)
Darrell D'Silva ... Quick (4 episodes, 2008)
Craig Gazey ... Flitcroft (4 episodes, 2008)
Bradley Gardner ... Bright (4 episodes, 2008)
Daren Elliott Holmes ... Man at Petrol Station / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Blondell Taylor ... Court Clerk (4 episodes, 2008)
Clara Onyemere ... PO Jill Laidlaw (4 episodes, 2009)

Matthew Macfadyen ... Joe Miller (3 episodes, 2009)
Ike Hamilton ... PC Trussler (3 episodes, 2009)

Warren Brown ... PO Gibby (3 episodes, 2009)

Adam Deacon ... Drug Dealer (3 episodes, 2009)

Garry Cooper ... Ruddock (3 episodes, 2008)

Michael Cochrane ... Felix Crane (3 episodes, 2009)

Guy Henry ... Nick Holloway (3 episodes, 2009)

Lindsay Duncan ... Alison Slaughter (2 episodes, 2008)

Charlie Creed-Miles ... Simon Ticehurst / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Marie-France Alvarez ... Carmen (2 episodes, 2009)
Seroca Davis ... Lizzie Smith (2 episodes, 2008)
Ony Uhiara ... Lola (2 episodes, 2009)

David Annen ... Hugo Curry (2 episodes, 2008)

Alan McKenna ... Desk Sergeant (2 episodes, 2009)
Marsali Stewart ... PO Sam Brewer (2 episodes, 2009)
Hugh Hayes ... Court Usher (2 episodes, 2009)
Grant Russell ... Dr Callaghan / ... (2 episodes, 2008)

Tom Knight ... Court Clerk (2 episodes, 2009)
Jodie McNee ... Angela (2 episodes, 2009)
Dominic Letts ... Charles Willis / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Keeley Forsyth ... Jane Grady (2 episodes, 2009)
Luke de Woolfson ... Stuart Napier (2 episodes, 2008)
Helen Griffin ... Katherine (2 episodes, 2009)
Christian Roe ... John (2 episodes, 2009)
Clare Burt ... Nurse Hulme (2 episodes, 2008)
Naomi Capron ... Court Usher / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Toby Alexander ... Joe / ... (2 episodes, 2008)

Uriel Emil ... Doctor (2 episodes, 2009)
Davood Ghadami ... Josh Hughes (2 episodes, 2009)
Judy Norman ... Hart (2 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Betts ... Prison Governor (2 episodes, 2009)

Jake Curran ... Bracewell (2 episodes, 2008)
Helen Schlesinger ... Gillian Kent (2 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Otto Bathurst (3 episodes, 2008)
Yann Demange (3 episodes, 2009)
Luke Watson (2 episodes, 2008)
Marc Jobst (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Moffat (10 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Produced by
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sue Smith .... line producer (5 episodes, 2008)
Pier Wilkie .... producer (5 episodes, 2008)
Steve Lightfoot .... producer (5 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Wood .... co-producer (5 episodes, 2009)
Carmel Maloney .... consulting producer (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (5 episodes, 2008)
Dan Jones (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tat Radcliffe (5 episodes, 2009)
Eric Maddison (3 episodes, 2008)
Nicholas D. Knowland (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sarah Brewerton (3 episodes, 2008)
Chris Wyatt (3 episodes, 2009)
St. John O'Rorke (2 episodes, 2008)
Ian Farr (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Jennifer Duffy (5 episodes, 2008)
Catherine Willis (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Will Hughes-Jones (5 episodes, 2008)
Cristina Casali (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Bullock (5 episodes, 2008)
Astrid Sieben (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sophie Newman (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Claire Anderson (5 episodes, 2008)
Annie Symons (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Hartley .... hair designer / makeup designer (5 episodes, 2008)
Jemma Carballo .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 2009)
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer (5 episodes, 2009)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor / hair stylist supervisor / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
Lois McIntosh .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Brooks .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Louise Luxton .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Hannah Khan .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Holly Preston .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)

Victoria Bancroft .... prosthetic application (unknown episodes)
Chloe Fellerman .... makeup trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Benjamin Bailey .... unit manager (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Alex Lau .... unit manager (5 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2009)
Charlotte Layton .... post-production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Chalstrey .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2008)
Alana Hurd .... assistant director (5 episodes, 2008)
Chris Croucher .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Gemma Louise Read .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Deborah Bowser .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Rebecca Callas .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Cordelia Hardy .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Nige Watson .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)

Joanna Crow .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Glyn Harper .... additional third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Steve Thompson .... props / dressing propman / ... (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dorothy Sullivan .... assistant production buyer / art department assistant (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peter Hallam .... property master (5 episodes, 2008)
Ian Murray .... stand-by rigger (5 episodes, 2008)
Nic Stubbings .... dressing propman (5 episodes, 2008)
Trine Taraldsvik .... art department assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Graham Ward .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2008)
Rachel Aulton .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2009)
Ben Bagley .... standby props (5 episodes, 2009)
Jane Gilchrist .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2009)
Antony Parnell .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2009)
Steve Register .... property master (5 episodes, 2009)
Will Smith .... graphic artist (5 episodes, 2009)
Darren Williams .... standby props / stand-by props (5 episodes, 2009)
Colin Bayliss .... standby props (4 episodes, 2008)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (4 episodes, 2008)
Angus Gentleman .... standby props (4 episodes, 2008)
Mark Keene .... stand-by chippie (4 episodes, 2008)
Tony Sankey .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Rob Anderson .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Smith .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Reeves .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
Dominee Reid .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Batchelor .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Billy Quinn .... production sound mixer (5 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Oliver Bunker .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2009)
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2009)
Rupert Ivey .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 2009)
Linda Murdoch .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Barnaby Smyth .... foley artist (5 episodes, 2009)
Jillian Speed .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Sam Pullen .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
James Feltham .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2009)
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer (4 episodes, 2009)
Nick Roberts .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2009)
Steve Hudson .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Nick Kray .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Antony Bayman .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Zak Melemendjian .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Chris Graver .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Charlotte Gray .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Will Whale .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Adam Armitage .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2009)

Richard Jay .... boom operator (unknown episodes, 2008)
Joanna Andrews .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... title designer / visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2008)
Mark Maltby .... conform editor: The Look (5 episodes, 2009)
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (5 episodes, 2009)
Nial Brown .... smoke operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Alexis Haggar .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Stunts
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2008)
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Attwood .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2008)
Tony Cardenas .... rigger (5 episodes, 2008)
Alex Golding .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 2008)
David Wall .... electrician (5 episodes, 2008)
Bjørn Ståle Bratberg .... second camera operator (5 episodes, 2009)
Markk Faye .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2009)
Matt Fisher .... camera operator / steadicam operator (5 episodes, 2009)
Chris Louca .... electrician (5 episodes, 2009)
Matilda Smith .... camera loader (5 episodes, 2009)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Mott .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Slatter .... electrician (4 episodes, 2008)
Tim Potter .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2009)
Kerry Brown .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Warwick Drucker .... grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Lawrence Duffy .... rigging gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
Anthony Ward .... key grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Francis Annan .... second unit cameraman (2 episodes, 2008)
Adam Coles .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008)
Mark Hadley .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008)
Anthony Hugill .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008)
Jennie Paddon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Tiffany Walker .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Renee Willis .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2008)
Ken Gammon .... rigger (2 episodes, 2009)

Christopher R. Nunn .... camera assistant: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Peter Anderson .... animation director: title sequence (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Tim Watson .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Blunkell .... wardrobe assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Moore .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2009)
Joanne Mosley .... costume assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Angela Egan .... wardrobe supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Veridiana Ferraz .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Faith Thomas .... wardrobe mistress (4 episodes, 2008)
Claire Mitchell .... stand-by costume (3 episodes, 2009)
Ray Greenhill .... stand-by costume (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gary Hewson .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Mike Phillips .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Mark Maltby .... conform editor: The Look (5 episodes, 2009)
Barry Moen .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (5 episodes, 2009)
Chris Packman .... colorist (4 episodes, 2008)
Marsha Bramwell .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music engineer / music recording engineer (5 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Hefin Jones .... facilities driver (5 episodes, 2008)
George McKenzie .... transportation coordinator (5 episodes, 2008)
Lee Pellett .... unit driver (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Antonia Gordon .... script editor (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Carmel Maloney .... production consultant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stephen Bradbury .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2008)
Dylan Davies .... unit medic (5 episodes, 2008)
Oliver Mason .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2008)
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager (5 episodes, 2008)
Vivienne Neary .... script editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer: opening sequence (5 episodes, 2008)
Juliette Woodcock .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2008)
Mhairi Brennan .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2009)
Natalie Brown .... location manager (5 episodes, 2009)
Tony Carter .... key floor runner (5 episodes, 2009)
Jami Chan .... assistant production coordinator (5 episodes, 2009)
Cathie Davey .... publicist (5 episodes, 2009)
Rob Fuller .... picture publicist (5 episodes, 2009)
Erin Graham .... assistant production accountant (5 episodes, 2009)
Joanne Hemingway .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2009)
Neeral Patel .... production runner (5 episodes, 2009)
Katy Bishop .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Amira El-Nemr .... assistant script editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Zoie Miller .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Osborn .... publicist (4 episodes, 2008)
Richard Cookson .... assistant script editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Shay Hamias .... title designer (4 episodes, 2009)
Rupert Bray .... location manager (3 episodes, 2008)
Alana Hurd .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2008)
Iain MacDougall .... picture publicist (3 episodes, 2008)
Maggie Boyd .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Lucy Drake .... senior production accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
David Campbell-Bell .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Shirin Smith .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2008)
Elaine Matthews .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
 

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
excellent miniseries - this review is for Part 1, 30 May 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

The reviews here are a bit confusing, as several of them seem to be reviewing Part 2, which in America, anyway, is not on Netflix as yet.

Part 1 concerns a young man, Ben Coulter (Ben Whishaw) who one night takes his dad's cab out in order to meet some friends. While the cab is stopped, a young woman named Melanie (Ruth Negga) gets in and wants to go to the seaside. Ben decides on a whim to take her. At the end of the evening, the two wind up at her place and have sex. The next morning, Ben wakes up in the kitchen. He goes upstairs, dresses, and tells Melanie he is going. Then he realizes she's dead and there's blood everywhere. Panicked, he rushes away, only to return to try to get rid of any sign that he was there. He's ultimately picked up, questioned, and later arrested for murder. Ben doesn't remember a darn thing about what happened.

This is a very good miniseries, a little too packed in the last episode, but an excellent indictment of not only the justice system but the prison system, as the frightened Ben endures abuse and bullying from seasoned prisoners. He soon learns that even the guards are run by one prisoner, Freddie Graham, a terrifying man who manages to get everyone in his debt and then forces payback.

Not that outside the prison, things are much better. Ben's father gets him high-prized solicitors who have no interest in Ben and just want to make a deal, and a barrister (Lindsay Duncan) who insists on a self-defense plea. Ben finally goes back to his original attorney, a public defender, a no-nonsense guy (Con O'Neill) who wants Ben to play the courtroom game but wants the truth as well.

Ben's plight and Whishaw's sensitive performance are more than enough to hold interest. What's best about Ben is how he matures from the first to the last episode. Fantastic work. There is one shot of him and Melanie, sitting on the other side of an amusement park, in the dark, looking at the brilliant lights from the rides, two young people, enjoying life with everything in front of them. It's quite sobering.

The rest of the acting is top-notch. Con O'Neill as Stone, the public defender, is wonderful as a streetwise solicitor with a husky voice and a big heart; Lindsay Duncan as a no-nonsense barrister who wants to cut to the chase; Pete Postlethwaite as Hooch, Ben's cell mate, a lifer who is there to protect Ben but has his own turmoil; and Bill Paterson as the gentle-speaking detective, Harry Box. That's only a few, but everyone is marvelous.

The last episode is almost done in shorthand, packing in a ton of information and referring to incidents rather than showing them. And you have to watch and listen closely, or you'll be asking 'what happened'. Pay close attention.

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