Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.


Neil Cross
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Series cast summary:
Jim Sturgess ...  DCI Charlie Hicks 6 episodes, 2018
Agyness Deyn ...  DI Elaine Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Grace Morrigan 6 episodes, 2018
Derek Riddell ...  DCS Roland Bell 6 episodes, 2018
Jojo Macari ...  Daniel Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Varada Sethu ...  DS Mishal Ali 6 episodes, 2018
Owain Arthur ...  DS Keith Greener 6 episodes, 2018
Joplin Sibtain ...  DS Herbie Sarafian 6 episodes, 2018
Adrian Rawlins ...  DS George Mooney 6 episodes, 2018
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Simone Hicks 5 episodes, 2018
Aisling Bea ...  Mari Butler 5 episodes, 2018
David J Biscoe ...  CID 5 episodes, 2018
Cameron King ...  Owen Butler 4 episodes, 2018
Ukweli Roach ...  Will Benedetti 3 episodes, 2018
Kae Alexander ...  Angie Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ...  Armed / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Tamara Smart ...  Hailey Hicks 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ...  DCI Alex Butler 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Coyle ...  Thom Blackwood 2 episodes, 2018
Dermot Crowley ...  Father Dennis Chapman 2 episodes, 2018
Maggie Daniels Maggie Daniels ...  Hattie Burton 2 episodes, 2018
Clive Myrie Clive Myrie ...  BBC Newsreader 2 episodes, 2018
Jaden Sidhu ...  CID Officer 2 episodes, 2018


Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.

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Writer Neil Cross claimed in an interview with Radio Times that he had sketched out a full 5 year story arc to accompany the Hard Sun countdown. The shows was canceled after just one series however. See more »

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Apocolyptic Police Drama
7 January 2018 | by eve_dollukSee all my reviews

The premise for the show is set up very early on, there is a problem with the sun and the experts give us 5 yrs to live.

Two detectives played by Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess come across this information on a flash drive.

The premise for the show is an interesting one, when faced with futility how do these two detectives continue with their jobs while also knowing that many crimes they are solving, they are partly responsible for !!

Its an interesting question that has been encapsulated by this show and I think its the first time I have seen such an idea in television. The pyscholgoical ideologies that are set up for the show are great although I felt that they could have been taken further. I understand why the writers didn't take the show deeper as it would have made it very dark indeed.

Its comes in 6 episodes that are fast paced and for the most part well acted especially by the two leads. There are flaws to the show, they seemed to want to include as many liberal or politically correct influences as possible and while I am pretty liberal it did get a bit annoying and distracting. Other than that this was a great bit of BBC television drama.

8/10 Well done Auntie

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7 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Hard Sun See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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