Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.
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2009  
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jimmy (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maggie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Jackie (4 episodes, 2009)
Margot Leicester ...
 Lena (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Ozzy (4 episodes, 2009)
Jane Wood ...
 Maddie (4 episodes, 2009)
Steve Nicolson ...
 Lewis (4 episodes, 2009)
John Ashton ...
 Joseph (4 episodes, 2009)
Megan Jossa ...
 Kim (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Police Constable (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Patricia (3 episodes, 2009)
Obi Abili ...
 Des (2 episodes, 2009)
Macdara Joyce ...
 Little Jimmy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Altay Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Little Freddie (2 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Kavanagh ...
 Kimberly (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Fatik Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie Senior (2 episodes, 2009)
Gary Murphy ...
 Tony the Barman (2 episodes, 2009)
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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He's got family, he's got power, but he's got issues.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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17 June 2009 (UK)  »

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Gengszterbirodalom  »

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1.85 : 1
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Sara Stewart, who plays Patricia, played Christian Bale's mother in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). Tom Hardy played Bane in the last Christopher Nolan Batman film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Both Tom Hardy's and Sara Stewart's characters become intimate later on in the series. See more »

Connections

Featured in Lorraine: Episode dated 25 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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Club Foot
Performed by Kasabian
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This is the best you will ever see on British television!
29 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Martina Cole's "The Take", is by far one of the best British drama's I have ever seen. It has such a powerful and gripping storyline, which I find is a rarity. I have never seen acting as fantastic as Tom Hardy plays his character Freddie. They could not have chosen a finer actor and he deserves so much credit for this series alone. I actually did not see this on television, but I bought it on DVD, and as you can tell I do not regret my decision. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. If you love British drama, then you will love this. It has everything from sheer grit to absolutely heart breaking consequences. You cannot watch this without feeling so many different emotions, whether it is tears of laughter or tears of sadness. It will by far be the best 3 hours you will ever watch and it will definitely be something you will want to watch again and again. Martina Cole's "The Take" is nothing short of sheer brilliance.

J


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