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The City and the City 

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Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Beszel, investigates the murder of a student from Beszel's twin-city of Ul Qoman - which occupies the same space but is perceived differently.
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Series cast summary:
Christian Camargo ...  Doctor Bowden 4 episodes, 2018
Ron Cook ...  Commissar Gadlem 4 episodes, 2018
Mandeep Dhillon ...  Constable Corwi 4 episodes, 2018
Robert Firth ...  Mike Gorse 4 episodes, 2018
David Morrissey ...  Inspector Tyador Borlú 4 episodes, 2018
Dennis O'Donnell Dennis O'Donnell ...  Beszel Resident 4 episodes, 2018
Graham Parrington Graham Parrington ...  Security Cop 4 episodes, 2018
Lara Pulver ...  Katrynia Borlú 4 episodes, 2018
Maria Schrader ...  Senior Detective Dhatt 4 episodes, 2018
Paprika Steen ...  Professor Nancy 4 episodes, 2018
Danny Webb ...  Major Syedr 4 episodes, 2018
Lee Bagley ...  Yorjavic / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Cokey Falkow ...  Shukman 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Moshonov ...  Aikham Tsueh 3 episodes, 2018
Amélie Chantrey ...  Ul Qoma Girl 2 episodes, 2018
Barry Aird ...  Tairo 2 episodes, 2018
Morfydd Clark ...  Yolanda Stark 2 episodes, 2018
Marama Corlett ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 2018
Paul Dallison Paul Dallison ...  Doctor 1 / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Andrea Deck ...  Mahalia Geary 2 episodes, 2018
Rebecca Dyson-Smith ...  Sariska 2 episodes, 2018
Marc Esse Marc Esse ...  Beszel Border Guard 2 episodes, 2018
Moey Hassan Moey Hassan ...  Worker Priest Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Corey Johnson ...  Geary - 2 episodes 2 episodes, 2018
Kasia Koleczek ...  Yallia / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Marko Leht ...  Militsya officer 2 episodes, 2018
Russell Richardson Russell Richardson ...  Grimes 2 episodes, 2018
Melissa Vaughan Melissa Vaughan ...  Sear 2 episodes, 2018
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Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Beszel, investigates the murder of a student from Beszel's twin-city of Ul Qoman - which occupies the same space but is perceived differently.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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UK

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English

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6 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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The City and the City See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The restaurant where Borlu has his fiery meeting is in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool See more »

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Intriguing but underdeveloped
6 May 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The analogy to our world from the fictional universe of China Mieville's 'The City and the City' is both obviousand exquisite: two cities, one gleaming and prosperous, the other more resembling Geroge Orwell's 1984, occupy the same place; the people survive by of the act of will of seeing only one world. Perhaps disappointingly (and especially given Mieville's own Marxist politics), the political dimension is rather under-developed in this BBC adaptation; and David Morrissey's mumbling monontone hero is a hard character to like. As in the best science fiction, there are many interesting ideas here (especially around the concept of "breaching" the two worlds), but they feel somewhat underdeveloped, and too much of the story comes in flashback form. It made me want to read the book to see if the original made more of its foundation.


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