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 Gatehouse (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Jay Wratten (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Julie Bede (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Sergeant Foley (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Ross McGovern (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Ratallack (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Petra Mayler (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Richards (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Bob Harris (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Robert Beatty (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Bulkat Babur (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Commander Khokar (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Alison (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Forensic Officer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Sara (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Andy Dixon (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Laing (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Commander Penney (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Marshall (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Kirsten, Julie's Nurse / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon thrown straight into an investigation to uncover the identity of the person responsible for killing a notorious drug baron. Gabriel however is not alone in his enquiries, as Joseph Bede, a former associate of the deceased dealer, is also out to find answers. As the two delve deeper into the mystery, their worlds are set for a collision course. Written by foxmulder-605-330197

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6 May 2011 | by (Preston, England) – See all my reviews

Just caught up with the first episode of The Shadow Line.

1. Any series that nicks a title off Joseph Conrad is at least ASPIRING to greatness.

2. Chiwetel Ejiofor's a BAMF. With immaculate vowels. Match that with Christopher "Lots of planets have a North" Ecclestone and it's made of win from the start 3. This series is almost into Edge Of Darkness goodness already. No. Not the Mel Gibson version.

In all honesty, this is what the BBC was made to do; original drama that wouldn't have been made by any other channel in the UK. Perhaps it's all going to implode into crapness, but so far I really don't see how it can. OK, posting reviews when I'm shedded's probably a bad idea, but this, so far, is immaculate.


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