John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

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Series cast summary:
...  John River 6 episodes, 2015
...  Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson 6 episodes, 2015
...  Chrissie Read 6 episodes, 2015
...  Thomas Cream 6 episodes, 2015
...  Ira King 6 episodes, 2015
...  Rosa Fallows 6 episodes, 2015
...  Marcus McDonald 6 episodes, 2015
...  Frankie Stevenson 6 episodes, 2015
Roy Martin Thorn ...  Police Officer 6 episodes, 2015
...  Tom Read 5 episodes, 2015
...  Bridie Stevenson 5 episodes, 2015
...  Jimmy Stevenson 5 episodes, 2015
...  Michael Bennigan 4 episodes, 2015
...  Christopher Riley / ... 3 episodes, 2015
...  Haider Jamal Abdi / ... 3 episodes, 2015
...  Tia 2 episodes, 2015
...  Marianne King 2 episodes, 2015
...  Bruno Marconi 2 episodes, 2015
...  Erin Fielding 2 episodes, 2015
Steve Edwin ...  Security Guard 2 episodes, 2015
Ali Craig ...  Banker 2 episodes, 2015
...  Housewife / ... 2 episodes, 2015
...  Khaalid Mohamoud 2 episodes, 2015
...  Ukrainian Manager / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Jon House ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 2015
Stefan Kalipha ...  Omari Tadros 2 episodes, 2015
...  Lumo 2 episodes, 2015
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A hardened, yet psychologically vulnerable, Swedish-born police detective in London struggles to deal with having witnessed the murder of his detective partner. He must come to terms with the loss whilst investigating her murder, helped (and sometimes hindered) by what he calls 'manifests' - the ghosts of both victims and criminals, including the shade of his partner.

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Nicola Walker (Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson), Adeel Akhtar (Ira King) and Josef Altin (Christopher Riley) also worked together in Unforgotten (2015), as DCI Cassie Stuart, Hassan Mahmoud and Tyler respectively. See more »

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John River: Madness can bring its own kind of clarity.
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blew me away

you know if Netflix presents it, it must be good. wrong. its incredible. the most original detective story I've come across thus far. Stellan Skarsgård knocks it out of the park with his sad eyes alone. his facial expressions speaks volumes. No other actor could have made this character so humanely profound as he does. He struggles with so many issues. I went into this knowing very little and was blown away. I was hooked almost immediately after I found out the first twist within the first 15 min. I love the way his mental decline or status is examined and how its not over the top at all but very real and we accept he's not mad. this is a must watch and very intriguing and is heartbreakingly incredible. It's art disguised as a TV series. IT'S THAT PERFECT! i don't want to spoil anything just WATCH THIS SHOW IMMEDIATELY you'll thank me


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