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The Trials of Jimmy Rose 

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2015– )
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Jimmy has just been released from prison after 12 years and is struggling to come to terms with his new life. His family and friends are finding it difficult to accept him back in to their lives and he must find a way to make things right.

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Series cast summary:
Ray Winstone ...  Jimmy Rose 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Randle Charlotte Randle ...  Julie Cooper 3 episodes, 2015
Paul Jesson ...  Roy Anderson 3 episodes, 2015
Jadon Carnelly Morris Jadon Carnelly Morris ...  Elliot Cooper / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Amanda Redman ...  Jackie Rose 3 episodes, 2015
Marion Bailey ...  Sue Anderson 3 episodes, 2015
Pippa Bennett-Warner ...  Kerry Irwin 3 episodes, 2015
Tom Cullen ...  Joe Rose 3 episodes, 2015
Montanna Thompson ...  Ellie Cooper 3 episodes, 2015
Jack Colgrave Hirst ...  Aaron Stanley 3 episodes, 2015
Israel Oba Israel Oba ...  Earl Pizza Boss / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Daisy Cooper-Kelly Daisy Cooper-Kelly ...  India Rose 3 episodes, 2015
Leticia Dolera ...  Maria Rose 3 episodes, 2015
John Lynch ...  DI Steve McIntyre 3 episodes, 2015
Cavan Clerkin ...  Andy DIY Manager 2 episodes, 2015
Mel Raido ...  Tony Chivers 2 episodes, 2015
Akin Gazi ...  Mehmet Guzman 2 episodes, 2015
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Career criminal Jimmy Rose has spent the last twelve years in prison for armed robbery. Jimmy has to face up to commitment as a husband, father and grandfather. That means being around for his children, staying out of trouble and out of prison. Written by TJ Cooper

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For this ex-con, old habits die hard See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Bewährung des Jimmy Rose See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman previously worked as husband and wife in Sexy Beast(2000). See more »

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All in the family
16 September 2015 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

This three part ITV drama took some time to get started but once it warmed up, it took all its carefully tangled plot-strands and just about straightened them out by the end. Of course, the minute you see Ray Winstone in the title role and read the blurb about his being an ex-con, you immediately expect a routine hard-as-nails gangster-yarn. There is that about it of course but surprisingly Winstone's character isn't an invincible, inhumane tough-guy. No, our Jimmy is sensitive, protective, even vulnerable as he returns to a family welcome which is decidedly lukewarm, with his successful business-man son berating the example he has set to the younger family members, his daughter a nervous wreck, unable to control her own drug-taking absent daughter and worst of all, his long-suffering wife tells him she doesn't love him anymore and who's been dating a cop of all people while Jimmy's been inside. From this inauspicious beginning, it's a long way back for Jimmy, but by trying to at first re-connect with and clean-up the errant grand-daughter, gradually things start to come together again for him, although not without some violent episodes in between times.

After the first, rather slack, padded-out episode, I wondered from where, if anywhere, the actual main story was going to emerge. Things improved for the next two concluding episodes as Jimmy finds redemption and a sort of Pyrrhic victory over the forces conspiring against him, but it's a close run thing and, one suspects, ultimately unsatisfactory and unhelpful to him as he struggles to stay on the straight and narrow.

The programmes are well acted by the main acting group but it's obvious they are all meant to just orbit around Jimmy, requiring Winstone to add at least some shades of grey to his "any gun who had a heart" persona.

It wasn't perfect by any means, with a lot of coincidences and unlikely sequences which jarred the narrative, but I've liked Winstone ever since he was Will Scarlett in the Robin The Hooded Man TV series of the 80's and he doesn't let me down here, skilfully avoiding (if sometimes only just) giving us a parody of his "diamond-hard Cockney geezer" persona.

Rather like Jimmy himself, this three-parter wasn't exactly lovable, but I'm glad I hung onto the end to see him at least come to terms with his past and come out the other end with his family restored, his wife back in his corner and his self-respect restored, although the inconclusive ending leaves you wondering just how this old lag will spend his salad days in the future without actually doing time again.


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