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Babylon 

A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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Complete series cast summary:
Nick Blood ...  Warwick 7 episodes, 2014
Andrew Brooke ...  Banjo 7 episodes, 2014
Bertie Carvel ...  Finn 7 episodes, 2014
Cavan Clerkin ...  Clarkey 7 episodes, 2014
Adam Deacon ...  Robbie / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Jill Halfpenny ...  Davina 7 episodes, 2014
Paterson Joseph ...  Charles Inglis 7 episodes, 2014
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Matt Coward 7 episodes, 2014
Brit Marling ...  Liz Garvey 7 episodes, 2014
Stuart Martin ...  Tony 7 episodes, 2014
Ella Smith ...  Mia 7 episodes, 2014
Jonny Sweet ...  Tom Oliver 7 episodes, 2014
Vic Waghorn ...  Police Sergeant 353 / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Nicola Walker ...  Sharon 7 episodes, 2014
Owain Arthur ...  Nobbo 6 episodes, 2014
James Nesbitt ...  Richard Miller 6 episodes, 2014
Martin Trenaman ...  Miles 6 episodes, 2014
Jim Howick ...  Jerry / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Ralph Brown ...  Grant Delgado 5 episodes, 2014
Dermot Murnaghan ...  News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra Barbara Serra ...  News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Mark Womack ...  Hopwood 4 episodes, 2014
Lasco Atkins ...  Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson Sam Coulson ...  Patrick 3 episodes, 2014
Roxy Dunn ...  Cathy 3 episodes, 2014
James Lance ...  Granger 3 episodes, 2014
Liza Sadovy ...  Caroline Carey 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Red BMW Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Layke Anderson Layke Anderson ...  Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Lee Asquith-Coe Lee Asquith-Coe ...  Cross Rail Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Antonia Bernath ...  Female Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Navin Chowdhry ...  Adeel 2 episodes, 2014
Adrian Finighan Adrian Finighan ...  Al-Jazeera Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
John Glynn John Glynn ...  Householder 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Marco 2 episodes, 2014
Hayward Ho Hayward Ho ...  Rioter 2 episodes, 2014
Polly Maberly ...  Female IPCC Investigator 2 episodes, 2014
Nathan Mack ...  Tyler 2 episodes, 2014
John-Luke Roberts John-Luke Roberts ...  Harry 2 episodes, 2014
James Robinson ...  PCSO's Husband Mr. Lovett 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Thorpe Christopher Thorpe ...  Bomber 2 episodes, 2014
Susannah Wise ...  Jennifer Miller 2 episodes, 2014
Sophie Wu ...  Carly 2 episodes, 2014
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American PR consultant Liz Garvey is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Richard Miller to help the police force improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing Territorial Support Group officers Davina, Robbie and Clarkey as they arrive at a not very well-organized Kurdish protest march where Robbie has to remember he is being filmed and tone down the abuse. Elsewhere Officer Warwick accidentally apprehends an innocent mother whom he has erroneously suspected of being a drug addict. Liz's introductory speech is interrupted by news that a sniper is randomly shooting people around the capital and her disgruntled assistant Finn, annoyed at being passed over for promotion, deliberately makes her look stupid at a press conference by withholding information - as a result of which he is almost sacked. Liz discovers that the sniper is an embittered divorcee who is posting messages on Twitter, from which she locates where he is hiding. The TSG dump Matt ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Commissioner Richard Miller's medal ribbon arrangement is the same as real life Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's. Though he is not addressed as "Sir Richard Miller" despite wearing a Knight Bachelor ribbon (which indicates a knighthood). His other ribbons are the Queen's Police Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. See more »

Quotes

TSG Officer PC Damian Clake (Clarkey): We are the police, we are in charge. That is the message.
TSG Officer Robbie: We are the daddies. We are the sheriffs of this town.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.25 (2014) See more »

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Darkly comedic dramedy, less ambitious and lighter version of The Wire in London
14 January 2015 | by russmillerwy-957-682439See all my reviews

Bitingly funny and relentlessly profane take on public relations and police work in London. As someone who thinks The Wire is the best TV series ever made, I was very happy to find something with a similar, dirty yet hilarious tone. Like in The Wire, we follow both the people at the top and a couple of different groups of cops in the streets. There is no educational angle on what life is like for the criminals, though, or how institutions are affected by a serious social problem like the black market drug trade.

Our very self-righteous heroine is an American PR social media guru brought in to help the police reform their image. It's an uphill battle, and the street cops (think Herc, Carver, and Fuzzy Dunlop now) provide wonderful, reckless everyday examples of why. People used to stuffy British crime mysteries will not enjoy this show's sense of humor, which is irreverent and often comes from the gutter and the gallows. This is not your grandmother's Masterpiece Mystery. But if a quip from a lout that reminds you of how contemporary blue collar cops might really act makes you laugh then you're in the right place. Nesbitt is especially witty as the stern, snarling commissioner who snaps out sarcasm through gritted teeth to his smiley-faced softie aide. Danny Boyle has cooked up another something special. Definitely more like Trainspotting than, say, Millions, though. Dark.


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