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Waleed Ahmed
Rupert Procter ...
Ralph
Wahab Sheikh ...
Mohammed
Asheq Akhtar ...
Majid
Kaleem Janjua ...
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Olivia Sparks ...
Katy
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Denise Gough ...
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Anna O'Grady ...
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Lee Whitlock ...
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Shanaya Rafaat ...
Anjali
Adam Kotz ...
Marcus
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Complicit follows the trail of Edward(David Oyelowo) an MI5 officer desperate to foil what he believes is another 7/7 style atrocity planned by British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali) despite the lack of any conclusive evidence. Edward, confronted by the key moral dilemma of our time, is forced into choosing between two morally devastating outcomes. Written by MRF Ltd

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Very good drama, pace may be a bit slow for some
17 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To me this was a very good piece of British drama. Understated yet intense, with enough suspense to keep you intrigued to the very end.

The plot is fairly simple. A MI5 agent suspects a person of interest he has been following is about to initiate an act of terror against Britain. The MI5 agent follows him to Egypt where the potential terrorist has been arrested. Then begins a game of cat and mouse about whether the suspect is a terrorist or not and is the MI5 agent right? Simple, but expertly done.

David Oyelowo is a fine leading man as he is in most things. Brooding with a wounded puppy dog look. But the show is stolen by Arsher Ali as the terror suspect. He acts the character brilliantly and he keeps you guessing until the end as to whether he is or not.

Like I said in the title, the pace may be slow for some. But it is shot beautifully, with some expert directing. This is not zero dark thirty, but it has the feel of a true reflection of what actually tracking a terror suspect would be like. Thoughtful and measured.


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