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Series cast summary:
Ian McDiarmid ...  Henry Fielding 5 episodes, 2008
Francis Magee ...  Saunders Welch 5 episodes, 2008
Steve Speirs ...  William Pentlow 5 episodes, 2008
Alice O'Connell Alice O'Connell ...  Mary Fielding 5 episodes, 2008
Iain Glen ...  John Fielding 5 episodes, 2008
Sam Spruell ...  Lord Newcastle 4 episodes, 2008
Sean Francis ...  Daniel Carne 3 episodes, 2008
Peter McDonald ...  Tom Jones 2 episodes, 2008
J.D. Kelleher ...  Tom Quin 2 episodes, 2008
Ian Peck ...  Tom Talbot 2 episodes, 2008
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In the eighteenth century, London is a city filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, the novelist Henry Fielding and his blind brother John, battle the perilous streets of Covent Garden in their quest to clean up the crime-ridden city.

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The birth of the bow street runners.

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [United Kingdom]

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English

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14 January 2008 (UK) See more »

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City of Vice See more »

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Awful sound editing made it impossible to watch
9 February 2016 | by missypowersSee all my reviews

The history of the police as we know it today is a subject I'm very interested in so when Hulu added this show to their line-up I was immediately intrigued. I watched the first episode with my husband. We agreed that the sound editing is atrocious. The background sounds are far too forward in the mix and overwhelm the dialogue. There is nothing wrong with the actors' performance. It is not a case of mumbling performances. It is most definitely a case of very poor quality sound mixing. I tried to watch with closed captions but I couldn't manage to activate this function in Hulu in spite of changing my settings to allow for it. I gave up when I realized the second episode was not going to be any different. It's too bad, although now that I see this is a show from 6 years ago and it only enjoyed one season, it's just as well.


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