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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 Dermot Murnaghan ...  News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra Barbara Serra ...  News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Mark Womack ...  Hopwood 4 episodes, 2014
Lasco Atkins Lasco Atkins ...  Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson Sam Coulson ...  Patrick 3 episodes, 2014
Roxy Dunn 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
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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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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Vavilon See more »

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Trivia

Danny Boyle directed Trainspotting (1996) based on an Irvine Welsh novel. After seeing Filth (2013) (also based on Welsh material) directed by Jon S Baird Boyle hired Baird for this show. 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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It just gets Better and Better.
26 November 2014 | by Angry_CockatooSee all my reviews

I was instantly hooked by the trailer back in 2013 for the Pilot in February the coming year, and i did like it. However the Pilot itself seemed off what it really wanted to be about, you could tell from the start what its goal of being a comedy show about the Metropolitan Police and the struggle with the media was, to be funny with a concrete story, and it was for the first 20 or so minutes however it soon became all too serious and dragged on. I enjoyed it but it could have been more appealing which leads me onto the fact that, the show is getting increasingly better! The first episode of the new series practically begged me to watch it, we all know what Danny Boyle's trailers can be like so i gave the show a second chance and i was right to do so, Babylon picked back up its comedic trophy and beat the serious thick boring mess that was the pilot into something amazing, Nesbitt's role becomes more funny but yet more dark, Brit Marling truly goes on an all out blitzkrieg with her highly intelligent but yet surprisingly competitive character, and all whilst the show focuses more and more of the effects on, and life of the Police but more their humanity and what they deal with. This is at the point now where the storyline gets serious, as it got too much of it during the pilot, but yet the show itself has now found the correct balance of Comedy and a Solid Story. Basically, Boyle took something that needed work instead of ditching it, and made it into a show truly worth follow up series and more than the rating it currently has. Bravo.


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