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The Tunnel 

A prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the U.K. and France, and two agents have to work together on behalf of their respective countries to find the murderer.
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Series cast summary:
Stephen Dillane ...  Karl Roebuck 24 episodes, 2013-2018
Clémence Poésy ...  Elise Wassermann 24 episodes, 2013-2018
Cédric Vieira Cédric Vieira ...  Philippe Viot / ... 21 episodes, 2013-2018
Angel Coulby ...  Laura Roebuck 21 episodes, 2013-2018
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ...  Olivier Pujol / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2018
William Ash ...  Boleslaw 'BB' Borowski / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Juliette Navis Juliette Navis ...  Louise Renard 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Karol Steele Karol Steele ...  French Police Personnel / ... 11 episodes, 2013-2018
Sigrid Bouaziz ...  Cécile Cabrillac 10 episodes, 2013
Jack Lowden ...  Adam Roebuck 10 episodes, 2013


Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are called to investigate the death of a French politician. When a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, the pair is forced into an uneasy partnership as they seek out a politically-motivated serial killer who draws them into his own personal agenda. Written by Canal Plus

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16 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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When filming on board trains and in the tunnel, the extras are all actual Eurotunnel staff members. Those who took part were invited to a VIP premiere at a local cinema before the series aired. See more »


Version of The Bridge (2013) See more »


The End of Time
Written by Dominik Moll and Adrian Johnston
Performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Two detectives either side of The Channel, one pretty yet robotic, and one a badly dressed gent, solve highly involved cases
4 May 2017 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

This is quality television as one would expect if you respect production companies. It is true the first series has dangerous similarities to The Bridge, in my case, the American version was the one I had seen, though I did try to watch the other. Regardless, that first series of The Tunnel was far from anything bad, the lead girl was engaging, the male lead was easy going, and both used authority with class.

The Tunnel - Sabotage, the second series, strikes a far more confident stride and would have got a 10 out of 10 from me if it was stand alone. It certainly can easily be watched as that, stand alone, and this is what I recommend. You don't need to watch the first series for Sabotage. It has a thoroughly interesting, plausible yet riveting plot, is full of perfect performances from perfectly cast characters.

Funnily enough I also recommend The Bridge (The American version) series one, but less so series two, the first getting my 10.

Reviewers should see the positive side of exploring a similar theme by several companies. If we were talking about series about zombies no-one would raise an eyebrow.

If you like British or European crime then The Tunnel - Sabotage is your perfect viewing.

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