As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

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Series cast summary:
James Nesbitt ...  Tommy Murphy / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2007
Del Synnott Del Synnott ...  DC Alan Carter / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2004
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

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A maverick Irish cop takes on the London Crime World

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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English

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2003 (USA) See more »

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Murphy törvénye See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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UK DVD releases from Season 2 onwards are struck from edited international episode masters (allowing for commercials to be added for overseas broadcasts). The full uncut versions were originally broadcast on BBC One, without commercials. However, certain US DVD season releases (e.g. Season 3) contain the full uncut episodes. See more »

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Not for me
26 July 2011 | by woody1950See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of UK/Irish crime dramas and mysteries, but this one did not work for me. The Murphy character is a cartoon Irishman, shallowly- drawn and made of cardboard. The plots are pretty unrealistic. Murphy is like a character in an Irish joke, a jerk who can out-drink, out-seduce, out-daredevil anybody.

This series is one step above reality TV. I found myself wondering why I should care about whether Murphy gets killed or not. He didn't seem much more likable than the thugs he was out to get.

In every episode, he should, by all rights, be killed, but of course, he squeaks by every time. This series is all bravado and no brains. If you want something with a tiny amount of intelligence and plausibility, look elsewhere. For an Irish drama that's worth watching, I recommend "Single-Handed".


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