A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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 Matt Coward 7 episodes, 2014
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 Tom Oliver 7 episodes, 2014
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 Police Sergeant 353 / ... 7 episodes, 2014
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Owain Arthur ...
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Martin Trenaman ...
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 Jerry / ... 5 episodes, 2014
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 Grant Delgado 5 episodes, 2014
Dermot Murnaghan ...
 News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra ...
 News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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Lasco Atkins ...
 Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson ...
Roxy Dunn ...
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 Caroline Carey 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams ...
 Red BMW Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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Lee Asquith-Coe ...
 Cross Rail Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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 Female Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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Adrian Finighan ...
 Al-Jazeera Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
John Glynn ...
 Householder 2 episodes, 2014
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 Female IPCC Investigator 2 episodes, 2014
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John-Luke Roberts ...
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 PCSO's Husband Mr. Lovett 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Thorpe ...
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 Jennifer Miller 2 episodes, 2014
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American PR consultant Liz Garvey is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Richard Miller to help the police force improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing Territorial Support Group officers Davina, Robbie and Clarkey as they arrive at a not very well-organized Kurdish protest march where Robbie has to remember he is being filmed and tone down the abuse. Elsewhere Officer Warwick accidentally apprehends an innocent mother whom he has erroneously suspected of being a drug addict. Liz's introductory speech is interrupted by news that a sniper is randomly shooting people around the capital and her disgruntled assistant Finn, annoyed at being passed over for promotion, deliberately makes her look stupid at a press conference by withholding information - as a result of which he is almost sacked. Liz discovers that the sniper is an embittered divorcee who is posting messages on Twitter, from which she locates where he is hiding. The TSG dump Matt ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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9 February 2014 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Danny Boyle directed Trainspotting (1996) based on an Irvine Welsh novel. After seeing Filth (2013) (also based on Welsh material) directed by Jon S Baird Boyle hired Baird for this show. See more »

Quotes

TSG Officer PC Damian Clake (Clarkey): We are the police, we are in charge. That is the message.
TSG Officer Robbie: We are the daddies. We are the sheriffs of this town.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.25 (2014) See more »

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the police as real people, finally..
12 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

A year ago I watched the first episode of House of Lies and found it as witty and sharp as Babylon. It takes a while to get into it, but the scene where they storm the house is brilliant. No American hero worship, but utter incompetence at the top which results into total confusion further down command. A total lack of communication and nobody is taking responsibility, because everybody is looking out for themselves. Very close to what many people are experiencing in their own jobs. Is it drama or comedy? Really can't say but I really enjoyed it. Something fresh and original and I guess that is not everybody's cup of tea.


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