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Murphy's Law 

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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Colin Bateman
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James Nesbitt ...  Tommy Murphy 22 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Murphy törvénye See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

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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Followed by Murphy's Law: Kiss and Tell (2003) See more »

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Absolutely superb
16 January 2008 | by fortean2See all my reviews

I've only recently watched all five series of Murphy's Law - series 1 started off well but soon became mediocre. Series 2 was better but still not brilliant. All that was to change with series 3 when it all became much darker, grittier and with far superior story lines and scripts. Don't get me wrong, series 1 and 2 are still worth watching, but they are very inferior to series 3, 4 and 5.

James Nesbitt is utterly superb in the role of Murphy - he's totally believable and never lets the viewer down.

Fantastic. If I was only marking series 3 to 5 then I'd give this a 10/10, but it's only fair to judge all five series so far, in which case I reluctantly knock off one mark, so it's 9/10 overall.

Very highly recommended.

And if you want to see James Nesbitt in another excellent series, do give 'Jekyll' a go. It too is fantastic.


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