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The Last Enemy 

Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair.
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Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Stephen Ezard 5 episodes, 2008
Anamaria Marinca ...  Yasim Anwar 5 episodes, 2008
Max Beesley ...  Michael Ezard 5 episodes, 2008
Robert Carlyle ...  David Russell 5 episodes, 2008
Eva Birthistle ...  Eleanor Brooke 5 episodes, 2008
Geraldine James ...  Barbara Turney 5 episodes, 2008
David Harewood ...  Patrick Nye 5 episodes, 2008
Alex Caan Alex Caan ...  Haman 5 episodes, 2008
Christopher Fulford ...  George Gibbon 4 episodes, 2008
Alina Serban ...  Nadir 4 episodes, 2008
Ovidiu Niculescu ...  Bepa 3 episodes, 2008
San Shella ...  Andrew Wilcox 3 episodes, 2008
Paul Higgins ...  Professor Lawrence Cooper 3 episodes, 2008
Emil Hostina ...  Vucevic 3 episodes, 2008
Rupert Procter Rupert Procter ...  Lane 3 episodes, 2008
David Calder ...  Lord Cawston 3 episodes, 2008
Inika Leigh Wright Inika Leigh Wright ...  Charlotte Nye 3 episodes, 2008
Tom Fisher ...  Andrew Batz 2 episodes, 2008
James Lance ...  Bryan Holland 2 episodes, 2008
Kieran O'Brien ...  Wafa 2 episodes, 2008
Chipo Chung ...  Lucy Fox 2 episodes, 2008
Nicholas Sidi ...  Professor John Moreton 2 episodes, 2008
Mircea Caraman Mircea Caraman ...  Dark Glasses 2 episodes, 2008
Nicola Stapleton ...  Caroline Scott 2 episodes, 2008
Radu Andrei Micu ...  Kroll 1 episode, 2008
Stephanie Britten Stephanie Britten ...  Nurse 1 episode, 2008
Jeremy Booth ...  Doctor 1 episode, 2008
Shiv Grewal Shiv Grewal ...  Azfal 1 episode, 2008
Robyn Isaac Robyn Isaac ...  Immigration Receptionist 1 episode, 2008
Noma Dumezweni ...  Valerie 1 episode, 2008
Daniel Williams Daniel Williams ...  Jack 1 episode, 2008
Grant Davis Grant Davis ...  Police Officer 1 episode, 2008
Martin Fisher ...  Mortuary Assistant 1 episode, 2008
Simon Lowe ...  Simon 1 episode, 2008
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Susan Ross 1 episode, 2008
Ken Flory Ken Flory ...  Cab Driver 1 episode, 2008
Jody Halse ...  Lee 1 episode, 2008
Daniel Cristian Iancu Daniel Cristian Iancu ...  University Security Guard 1 episode, 2008
Claudiu Istodor Claudiu Istodor ...  Hotel Porter 2 episodes, 2008
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Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, becomes very intimate with Stephen. But after the death of Yasim's immigrant friend, she disappears with the body, leaving more questions than answers. Stephen is then hired as a consultant and promoter of a new computer system, T.I.A. (Total Information Awareness). Using his expert computer skills, he secretly tracks down Yasim, unaware that he is a pawn in a government conspiracy. Written by enzechen357

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In the scenes at the 'Office' and Laboratory the extra's are all actual scientists. Using them meant that regular extras didn't need to be put through Health and Safety training as the scenes were shot in an actual working University Science Laboratory See more »

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I'm gripped...
27 February 2008 | by vcudicSee all my reviews

Now 2 episodes in and this show is really picking up pace. The first episode had the difficult job of setting up this complex story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. It's great to see the BBC make some drama that challenges the viewers in the way that the best American shows do. The plot is complicated but I for one want to know where it's going.

The acting in general is excellent but special praise has to go to Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the socially inept Stephen to perfection. It is also good to hear Robert Carlyle's character get to have his share of dialogue after his silent opening episode as he is such a great screen presence. This is a slow burner, but none the less gripping for that, and I can't wait to find out where it's headed.


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5 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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