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Cast

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Aidan Gillen ... DI John Bloom (6 episodes, 2010)

Keeley Hawes ... DSI Martha Lawson (6 episodes, 2010)

Holly Aird ... Tessa Stein (6 episodes, 2010)

Elyes Gabel ... DC Jose Rodriguez (6 episodes, 2010)

Shaun Parkes ... DS Anthony Wareing (6 episodes, 2010)

Agni Scott ... Adile Kemal (6 episodes, 2010)
Aleksandar Mikic ... Atif (5 episodes, 2010)

Patrick Baladi ... AC Hugh Wainright / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Ken Bones ... Halit Kemal (2 episodes, 2010)

Tamer Hassan ... Nazar Kemal (2 episodes, 2010)

Marnie Baxter ... Wedding Dress Fitter (2 episodes, 2010)
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Series Directed by
Andy Hay (3 episodes, 2010)
Brendan Maher (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Ed Whitmore (6 episodes, 2010)
Edward Bennett (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Kate Bartlett .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Alison Law .... line producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Lachlan MacKinnon .... producer / series producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Ed Whitmore .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jan Jonaeus (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell (3 episodes, 2010)
Adam Trotman (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting by
Julie Harkin (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Design by
Candida Otton (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrea Coathupe (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michael Johnson (3 episodes, 2010)
Jo Thompson (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Charlie Hounslow .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Vicki Lang .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Angie Mudge .... make-up and hair designer (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Dave Halstead .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Ian Sutherland .... post-production manager (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hanna Haffenden .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Derek Ritchie .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
James Blackwell .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Cherry Gould .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)

Liam Lock .... additional third assistant director (unknown episodes, 2009)
Nanw Rowlands .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Len Ash .... props (6 episodes, 2010)
Fiona Bambrough-Stott .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2010)
John Cooling .... stand-by rigger (6 episodes, 2010)
Matt Curtis .... titles design (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Emerson .... props (6 episodes, 2010)
Douglas Glen .... props (6 episodes, 2010)
Charlie Johnson .... prop master (6 episodes, 2010)
Tim Leadley .... stand-by carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2010)
Mark Quigley .... props (6 episodes, 2010)
Lucy Spofforth .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2010)
Trine Taraldsvik .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Matilda Wainwright .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Ross Adams .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Clark .... sound supervisor / sound mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Steve Hancock .... sound maintenance (6 episodes, 2010)
Alan Snelling .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Michael Lee Taylor .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Martin Thomson .... dialogue & adr editor (6 episodes, 2010)

Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paul McGuinness .... special effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Warwick Hewett .... titles coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Tanvir Hanif .... digital effects / visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)

Matthew Lawrence .... lead titles animator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Brad Le-Riche .... titles animator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Louise Hussey .... titles producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Hughes .... key grip (6 episodes, 2010)
Jörgen Lindskog .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010)
Mark Maidment .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2010)
Felix Milburn-Foster .... assistant grip (6 episodes, 2010)
Jamie Phillips .... second focus puller (6 episodes, 2010)
Colin Powton .... rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2010)
Leighton Spence .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Darren Vincent .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 2010)
Laurence Wright .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2010)
Ian Jewels .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2010)
Mark Morley .... crane grip / grip: pick ups (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2010)
Kevin Riddle .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Pearson .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma Rees .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Joanna Campbell Lynch .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2010)
Celia Yau .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Aidan O'Brien .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Palmer .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ben Dillon .... picture car coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Julie Burnell .... production executive (6 episodes, 2010)
Phillipa Cole .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Matt Curtis .... title design (6 episodes, 2010)
Thomas Elgood .... location manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Siobhan Finnigan .... script editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Louisa French Greenslade .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Rachel Heady .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Hannah Lewis .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2010)
Jay Parsons .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010)
Ben Piltz .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2010)
David Robbins .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist (6 episodes, 2010)
Lisa Vanoli .... publicist (6 episodes, 2010)
Mark Williams-Thomas .... police advisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Helen Revington .... unit nurse (5 episodes, 2010)
Kate Selby .... floor runner (5 episodes, 2010)
Vicki Howe .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)

James Stewart .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
 

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Superb and gripping British TV mini-series, 29 June 2011
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is an example of British thriller series at their finest. The scripts, direction, and acting are all top-notch. The six episodes are all largely self-contained but do have an underlying thread of a story which continues throughout, and which culminates in the final episode. It is the story of the character played by Aidan Gillen, who has had a past working undercover for many years for the police. As a result of this, he has become entangled with a web of criminal intrigue which he tries to handle in his spare time, though such awkward aspects as having a dead body in the back of his car keep arising and interfering with his new job. The main basis for the series is the creation of an 'Identity Unit' at Scotland Yard in London, set up to investigate the increasing numbers of cases of identity theft or identify confusion. There are some really thrilling and hair-raising stories here, which constitute a lively variety of cases, all interesting in their own ways. The series is never repetitive or dull for a moment. The head of the Identity Unit is played by actress Keeley Hawes, who does a brilliant job. She has to keep the traditional stiff upper lip (in her case one with bright red lipstick) whilst juggling with enormous stresses, tensions, and emotions. She is excellent at doing this, and is best of all at the end when things come to a head for her. Exercising such intense self-control and betraying her desperate feelings only by means of tiny twitches of facial muscles is no mean feat. Only a British actress could manage something like that so well. She clearly takes her inspiration from all those old British movies and stars like Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. It is strange that such an old-fashioned girl who is a master of pre-War mannerisms (and she comes from an East End family of cab drivers, who are probably the last of the passionate traditionalists left in London) can be the lead in a series made in 2009. Surely she really belonged in 1939? She would have done well in the S.O.E. But all this really works, that is the main thing. As for Aidan Gillen, he resembles Richard Gere facially, but has a slender body and a slightly mincing walk, and if it were not for his physique and body language, he could easily be one of those Hollywood action stars. In other words, he talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. However, none of that matters here. He is very compelling and watchable at all times. In this series he is meant to be an enigma, and he certainly succeeds in being one. Both Hawes and Gillen dominate the series with talent and charisma, and help to make it a stunning success. I can find no mention of any Series 2 being made, which is a serious production miscalculation by the producers for ITV. The supporting actors are all very good, the production values are high, and there is nothing to complain of. One merely wants to say: When do I get to see the next series, please?

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