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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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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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The producers have admitted that it is hard to film on the streets of London as actors such as Bradley Walsh (famous for his role as Danny Baldwin on Coronation Street (1960)), Jamie Bamber (famous for his role as Lee "Apollo" Adama on Battlestar Galactica (2004)) and Freema Agyeman (famous for her role as Martha Jones on new Doctor Who (2005)) are easily spotted by the public. In fact, in some scenes it is possible to see people in the background stopping what they are doing to see what's going on. 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 »

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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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Love it so far
19 June 2009 | by mabuffieSee all my reviews

I have been a long time fan of Law and Order (USA) and also a fan of Law and Order CI - but not a fan, however, for the past few years of L and O's SVU which has gone completely haywire in my opinion - trying to outmatch CSI's graphic special effects and violence – and just not working. The regular L and O was getting a bit dull, but seems to have had a kind of rebirth with some new actors the past few seasons, but even so, it's pretty tired, I think. I found Law and Order UK a refreshing change -- equal to (maybe even better than?) and yet different enough from the regular L and O to make it really compelling. Law and order (USA) has always made the justice system its main target and the various story lines wind through their way through the US legal system showing its strengths and weaknesses. The legal system in Britain is very different from the US system, of course, which makes it even more interesting. Like New York, London makes a great backdrop for the series. All actors are strong except for Freema Agyman. I have never found her to be a particularly strong actress. I wish they had chosen someone with a sharper edge - someone "real" and less like an actress simply playing a bleeding-heart role. Agyman plays it way too soppy and wide-eyed -- which makes her very annoying. Bradley Walsh plays Ronnie Brooks perfectly, (right now Bradley IS the show) and who can complain when the amazing Harriet Walter (I wish she was in it more!) and Bill Paterson (ditto) show up on a great show like this? Ben Daniels is also very good as Senior Crown Attorney, James Steel. I loved the two episodes I've seen so far. Top notch!


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