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Black Work 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Mini-Series (2015)
A policewoman sets out to discover who murdered her husband, an undercover officer.


Matt Charman








Series cast summary:
Sheridan Smith ...  Jo Gillespie 3 episodes, 2015
Matthew McNulty ...  Jack / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Oliver Woollford Oliver Woollford ...  Hal 3 episodes, 2015
Honor Kneafsey ...  Melly 3 episodes, 2015
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ...  Barbara 3 episodes, 2015
Andrew Knott ...  DS Lee Miekel 3 episodes, 2015
Ace Bhatti ...  DCI Jahan Kapoor 3 episodes, 2015
Geraldine James ...  CC Carolyn Jarecki 3 episodes, 2015
Douglas Henshall ...  DCS Hepburn 3 episodes, 2015
Lisa Dillon ...  Carla 3 episodes, 2015
Carla Henry ...  PC Vicki Stanton 3 episodes, 2015
James Foster James Foster ...  Steve Glover / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Ben-Ryan Davies Ben-Ryan Davies ...  Michael Parry 2 episodes, 2015
Phil Davis ...  Tom Piper 2 episodes, 2015
Vinette Robinson ...  Zoe Nash 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Gower ...  DC Jared Ansell 2 episodes, 2015
Tara Moran Tara Moran ...  Jocelyn Hepburn 2 episodes, 2015


Leeds police constable Jo Gillespie is devastated when her husband, undercover officer Ryan, is killed in suspicious circumstances. As she battles to stay strong for the benefit of daughter Melly and stepson Hal, Jo is urged by her bosses, DCI Will Hepburn and Chief Constable Carolyn Jarecki, to leave it to her fellow officers to find the killer. But when the murder inquiry starts to uncover some dangerous secrets about Ryan, Jo's faith in the police family of which she has been a part for so long is severely tested. No longer sure who to trust, Jo embarks on her own investigation with the help of friend and colleague Jack Clark, but as they close in on the identity of Ryan's killer, Jo's hunt for the truth will put her own life in danger.

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Truth hurts.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Good cast, good story, bad lead.
12 October 2020 | by paulcreedenSee all my reviews

I am a fan of British suspense and crime thrillers. Catching up with offerings on Acorn network led me to this series. I am beginning to understand why PBS picks up on some things and leaves the rest.

There is no reason why this series should not have been better rated, except for Sheridan Smith's lead performance, which sucked the life out of it. The doll-faced musicals actress displays all the emotions from A to B, as one critic once said of a young Katherine Hepburn on Broadway. Her supporting players only make her inadequacy in the role more pronounced. Ms. Smith succeeded in making Douglas Henshall look hysterical by comparison. Geraldine James stood out, as always. And Matthew McNulty's enthusiastic performance as a smitten suitor crashes on Ms. Smith's wooden facade.

Another example of programming on Brit-export channels that makes me wonder whether they think we Americans don't know the difference between mediocre and quality productions.

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21 June 2015 (UK) See more »

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