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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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first TV series in the Wolf Films/Universal "Law & Order" franchise not to have theme music composed by Mike Post or opening narration by Steven Zirnkilton (there are other foreign adaptations of L&O, but these are produced by licensees, not Wolf/Universal). 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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Brilliant
24 October 2010 | by akizmeSee all my reviews

Well, as a die hard fan of most of the Law and Order franchises (save for the Los Angeles declination), I must say I got hooked from watching the very first episode on (BBC America ya'll- Friday nights at 9pm or at Comcast on Demand).

Just like the US version, a lot of the stories are based on news items that make it big in the UK. The treatment is gritty and captures your attention and it is always fun to listen to British slang (which I must admit sometimes escapes me completely and I must rely on general context to try and guess what they are saying, but I am not complaining as it makes for a little bit more flavor).

The acting is really, really good across the board. I like all the characters, and I am especially engrossed in the procedural side of the stories, as it is very interesting to me to see how it is done (albein in a serialized fashion) overseas. I think the cast is across the board good and they all work together really well.

So, all told, this Law and Order/UK has gained a loyal follower.


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