A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind.
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Peter Mullan ...  Richie Beckett 4 episodes, 2012
Anastasia Hille ...  Jo Beckett 4 episodes, 2012
Harry Lloyd ...  Matty Beckett 4 episodes, 2012
Paul Nicholls ...  Cal Beckett 4 episodes, 2012
Demosthenes Chrysan ...  Vajkal 4 episodes, 2012
Dragos Bucur ...  Marin 4 episodes, 2012
Shaban Arifi ...  Davit 4 episodes, 2012
Julia Ragnarsson ...  Zana 4 episodes, 2012
Danny Sapani ...  Wes 4 episodes, 2012
Nigel Lindsay ...  Donny 4 episodes, 2012
Osy Ikhile ...  Jason Kemp 4 episodes, 2012
Sidney Kean ...  Milton 4 episodes, 2012
Lisa McAllister Lisa McAllister ...  Donna 4 episodes, 2012
Catherine Winter Catherine Winter ...  Milton's Girl 4 episodes, 2012
Amarildo Kola Amarildo Kola ...  Alban 4 episodes, 2012
Julius Peter Wells Julius Peter Wells ...  Albanian Gang Member 4 episodes, 2012
Richard E. Grant ...  Seb Whiting 3 episodes, 2012
Simon Armstrong ...  John Foreman 3 episodes, 2012
Michelle Bonnard ...  Janice Goodchild 3 episodes, 2012
Emily Beecham ...  Janey Beckett 3 episodes, 2012
Sean Jackson Sean Jackson ...  Barman 3 episodes, 2012
Tobias Jon Tobias Jon ...  Albanian Ganster 3 episodes, 2012
Des McAleer Des McAleer ...  Mayor Brian Cavendish 2 episodes, 2012
Jocelyn Macnab Jocelyn Macnab ...  Millie Beckett 2 episodes, 2012
Rebecca Tanwen ...  Young Jo 2 episodes, 2012
David Grace David Grace ...  Young Seb 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Houghton Michael Houghton ...  Bouncer 2 episodes, 2012
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A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind.

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Another bad British Brighton based bomb
2 October 2018 | by trpuk1968See all my reviews

Don't waste your time with it. Compared to shows that come from the US like Better Call Saul or Quarry I can't watch British films or tv series any more - the production values are so low, the scripts undeveloped, the entire approach is amateurish, cheap and cliched with silly special effects, flashbacks and moody music telling us what to feel. It's unbelievable in any case, Brighton is so thoroughly gentrified I couldn't buy into this criminal family. The characters didn't work, couldn't believe in the two sons and the art gallery wife. If they'd set it in another city like Bristol or Birmingham I might have bought into it more. Instead, if you want a corking crime drama I'd advise you search out a DVD set of the 1988 Euston films series also of the same name, The Fear, which was about a thoroughly nasty little psychopathic wannabe gangster called Carl Galton, played by Scottish actor Iain Glen (who actually did manage a London accent). This doesn't rely on wonky special effects, of the F word to make itself 'edgy'. It's slow burning, intelligent crime drama with location shooting in actual clubs and bars (I know cos I was around at the time). I can't say I was disappointed by this because my expectations now are so low I tend not to bother with anything coming out of Britain but it occupied my attention for an hour on a Tuesday evening. I won't bother watching the rest of the series.


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