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The Shadow Line 

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ...  Jonah Gabriel 7 episodes, 2011
Christopher Eccleston ...  Joseph Bede 7 episodes, 2011
Kierston Wareing ...  Lia Honey 7 episodes, 2011
Richard Lintern ...  Patterson 7 episodes, 2011
Malcolm Storry ...  Maurice Crace 7 episodes, 2011
Clare Calbraith ...  Laura Gabriel 7 episodes, 2011
Stephen Rea ...  Gatehouse 6 episodes, 2011
Rafe Spall ...  Jay Wratten 6 episodes, 2011
Lesley Sharp ...  Julie Bede 6 episodes, 2011
David Schofield ...  Sergeant Foley 5 episodes, 2011
Tobias Menzies ...  Ross McGovern 5 episodes, 2011
Freddie Fox ...  Ratallack 4 episodes, 2011
Eve Best ...  Petra Mayler 4 episodes, 2011
Christopher Adamson ...  Richards 4 episodes, 2011
Robert Pugh ...  Bob Harris 4 episodes, 2011
Sean Gilder ...  Robert Beatty 4 episodes, 2011
Stanley Townsend ...  Bulkat Babur 4 episodes, 2011
Ace Bhatti ...  Commander Khokar 4 episodes, 2011
Agni Scott ...  Alison 4 episodes, 2011
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall ...  Forensic Officer 3 episodes, 2011
Bryony Afferson ...  Sara 3 episodes, 2011
Tobi Bakare ...  Andy Dixon 3 episodes, 2011
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ...  Laing 3 episodes, 2011
Nicholas Jones ...  Commander Penney 3 episodes, 2011
Samuel James ...  Marshall 3 episodes, 2011
Anjela Lauren Smith ...  Kirsten, Julie's Nurse / ... 3 episodes, 2011
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Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon thrown straight into an investigation to uncover the identity of the person responsible for killing a notorious drug baron. Gabriel however is not alone in his enquiries, as Joseph Bede, a former associate of the deceased dealer, is also out to find answers. As the two delve deeper into the mystery, their worlds are set for a collision course. Written by foxmulder-605-330197

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Twisty British Police Drama
6 August 2011 | by ronroc-1See all my reviews

Chiwetel was brilliant! He's never lightweight! This is a mixture of Mamet and David Simon (Homicide: Life On The Street) with an American '70's movie vibe (I'm thinking PARALAX VIEW) thrown in. It's all about how the supposed law & order top brass are more corrupt than their criminal counterparts. I liked the cynical view that emerged which seems to indicate that there's really no place for a moral or compassionate person in the cutthroat world of modern life. All those that prevail ultimately have sold out their moral codes in favor of greed and corruption. Kind of downbeat but beautifully executed. Stephen Rea is one of the most chilling villains to come along in a long time. Christopher Eccelston's character was the most sympathetic and his arc is heartbreaking. Of course this is heightened reality but that's the point.


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