Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

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Howard Overman
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Toby Stephens ...  DI Jack Armstrong 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Ronny Jhutti ...  Naz Omar 8 episodes, 2010-2012
Roger Griffiths ...  Tony 8 episodes, 2010-2012
Miranda Raison ...  DI Georgina Dixon 6 episodes, 2012
Lucy Punch ...  DI Kate Bishop 3 episodes, 2010
Rory Kinnear ...  Dan Bishop 3 episodes, 2010
Nick Dunning ...  Peter Dixon 3 episodes, 2012
Stuart Porteous Stuart Porteous ...  Policeman 3 episodes, 2012
Sam O'Mahony Sam O'Mahony ...  Mack 2 episodes, 2012
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Two detectives; one is cynical and over sexed, the other an asset to the profession. Their unbalanced partnership gets them through a series of strange cases almost smoothly. While managing work life, they have to manage each other and their personal lives. Written by anonymous

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UK

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English

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15 August 2010 (UK) See more »

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Задиры See more »

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Ireland

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In Series 2 Episode 2, DI Jack Armstrong (Toby Stephens) states the assumption that DI Georgina Dixon (Miranda Raison) was "watching endless episodes of 'Poirot'". Both actors played characters on Poirot; Toby Stephens as Philip Blake in "Five Little Pigs" (S9;E1) and Miranda Raison as Mademoiselle Blanche in "Cat Among the Pigeons" (S11;E2). DI Kate Bishop (Lucy Punch) did as well as Susannah Henderson in "After the Funeral" (S10;E3). See more »

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Testy cops
12 January 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Vexed wants to be a British version of Moonlighting.

The first series was a three parter from Howard Overman, with Jack played by Toby Stephens, an arrogant, uncaring and misogynistic cop. His new partner played by Lucy Punch, exasperated with his methods and attitude. She also had a madcap relationship with her fiancé played by Rory Kinnear.

The first series was not a great critical or viewing success.

A re-tooled second series appeared two years later. Punch was replaced by Miranda Raison and Jack was toned down. He was made a little bit more sensitive and a better detective.

Stephens tried his best to be a charismatic series lead.

Like Moonlighting it is off beat enough with a hint of 'will they or won't there' and crime solving thrown in.

Unfortunately the second series was also not a hit with the audience. It left the creator slightly vexed!


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