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Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are now, on the ugly side of Manchester.


Paul Abbott
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Series cast summary:
Paul Ritter ...  Miller / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Tom Varey ...  PC Stuart O'Connell 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Saira Choudhry ...  PC Tegan Thompson 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Joanna Scanlan ...  DI Vivienne Deering / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Elaine Cassidy ...  DC Dinah Kowalska / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Will Mellor ...  DC Spike Tanner 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Ste Johnston Ste Johnston ...  PC Jonah Mitchell 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Alexandra Roach ...  DS Joy Freers 16 episodes, 2015-2018
Neet Mohan ...  PC Taz Ahmed 15 episodes, 2015-2017
Charlie May-Clark Charlie May-Clark ...  Cathy Calvert 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Conor MacNeill ...  Gavin / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Kate O'Flynn ...  Dr. Peep 9 episodes, 2015-2018


Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are on the ugly side of Manchester. Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie. But there's a reason these cops are in this force. As the never ending rabble off the local estates pours in, Inspector Vivienne Deering, the station's sharp, funny and hard-as-they-come boss, and her team led by DC Dinah Kowalski and DC Joy Freers, show they have what it takes to crack crime and to expose the addled, the swanky, the pimps, the petty and the really proper nasty bastards for the sewer rats they are. Written by dvd

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

5 May 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Manchester sötét oldalán See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, England, UK

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Abbott Vision See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In Denmark the show is called Sirener. See more »

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16 June 2015 | by moggsy71See all my reviews

I've read the previous reviews, one stands out. So I'm making my stand, on my opinion of the show. From the first episode, I have not only watched the story progress, due to the camera work, the actors and, for me, a totally new feel to a cop show. The character development hasn't felt forced, it seems to have evolved with the main story, leaving questions at every turn. I would suggest, which I have, to anyone who likes a clever plot and very likable cast to give their 'once over'. Again I must mention the acting, after seeing Elaine Cassidy in Paradise I had just the one image of her, and I took her for her character. Boy does she shine in this show. Alexandra Roach playing the 'by default' boss is truly awesome. This show is a joy to watch, and a pleasure to suggest. Happy Viewing :)

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