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Law & Order: UK 

UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bradley Walsh ...  Ronnie Brooks 53 episodes, 2009-2014
Robert Glenister ...  Narrator / ... 53 episodes, 2009-2014
Harriet Walter ...  Natalie Chandler 40 episodes, 2009-2014
Freema Agyeman ...  Alesha Phillips 39 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamie Bamber ...  Matt Devlin 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Jessica Gunning ...  Angela 29 episodes, 2009-2014
Dominic Rowan ...  Jacob Thorne 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Peter Davison ...  Henry Sharpe 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Ben Daniels ...  James Steel 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Bill Paterson ...  George Castle 26 episodes, 2009-2010
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Storyline

A half crime Drama/half legal procedure focusing on the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D) Detectives who investigate murders involving the people on the streets of London and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the defendants in court. The police half focuses on the exciting case load of London Metropolitan Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U) made up of dedicated officers including recovering alcoholic Senior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh), who substitutes booze with food, he is a cop from the East End with a tough past and a big heart. His partner is Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S) Joe Hawkins (Ben Bailey-Smith), a young officer who has come straight from child protection to the murder squad. Their boss DI Wes Leyton (Paterson Joseph) has been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. Once our police heroes start pounding the streets in the pursuit of their prime suspect by piecing together the clues of each and every ... Written by DanDud88

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order: London See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Adapting this American series for the UK meant several problems as the legal systems of the US and the UK are very different in rules and procedures. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is not the same as a District Attorneys in the US and does not have the same powers and procedures, nor is it subject to the political influences as a DA who also has to face public election. The CPS does not engage in plea-bargaining ( legally binding agreements for lesser charges, immunity or sentences) with the defense in return for cooperation or a guilty plea, or an agreed minimum sentence, as these are strictly in the hands of the judge in the UK legal system. Although they can make recommendations to the judge, the judge does not have to follow them. Additionally the CPS lawyers themselves do not personally prosecute the case in court (this is done by hired barristers), nor do they carry out their own further investigations into a case. The decision to prosecute or not is based solely on the evidence the police put forward and whether there is a reasonable likelihood of a conviction. See more »

Goofs

The scene cards at the start of the trial sequences say "Crown v. xyz". In England prosecutions are in the name of the Queen and are annotated "R v XYZ" See more »

Quotes

Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.27 (2009) See more »

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User Reviews

 
L and O fan enjoying UK
17 July 2010 | by robertamberg2002See all my reviews

I am a big fan of L/O, particularly L/O and L/O CI. I find the UK version extremely interesting and exciting. The nuances between the US and UK criminal systems are fascinating as are the similarities. The differences in the Miranda warnings, the demeanor of the attorneys (barristers) in court, the defendant in the docks all make for a great education on the legal systems. It is great to have a Lennie Briscoe type character in Bradley Walsh. The understated humor is terrific. The rest of the cast is first rate also. Really getting attached to them. When is the second season coming out on DVD? We are planning a trip to London in October and can't wait to visit the Old Bailey.

Also looking forward to L/O LA. Dick Wolf is amazing.


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