The Shadow Line (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 ... See full summary »

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 Jonah Gabriel (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Joseph Bede (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Lia Honey (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Patterson (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Laura Gabriel (7 episodes, 2011)
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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)
Sasha Behar ...
 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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The best thing I've seen this year
17 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well the series finally came to its grim conclusion and I have to say I didn't see this ending coming. I read other reviews comparing this series to The Edge of Darkness (the series not the film), and while I get the comparison, that did have light relief in the Joe Don Baker and Charles Kay characters.

The shadow line has no such lightness or let up, and the nearest I can get to compare my feeling at the end is the 'Get Carter' (Michael Caine) film.

A fine cast does this justice and an excellent script made Thursday evenings a night in! A huge well done to the writer and all the actors who made this so memorable. If you remember Stephen Rea as Carter Brandon in 'I didn't know you cared' (one of the best comedy series ever IMHO), who would have imagined he would progress to being one of the most memorable screen villains ever. Bravo!


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