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After trying to cross into Ul Qoma Mr Geary is seized by Breach and deported back to America. Borlú thinks the nationalist True Citizen's are linked to Mahalia's death. The case is handed over to the Ul Qoma Militsya.


Tom Shankland


Tony Grisoni, China Miéville (novel)


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Episode credited cast:
Lee Bagley ... Yoravik
Graham Burton Graham Burton ... Ul Qoma Citizen (karaoke bar)
Christian Camargo ... Doctor Bowden
Ron Cook ... Commissar Gadlem
Marama Corlett ... Rebecca
Mandeep Dhillon ... Constable Corwi
Marc Esse Marc Esse ... Beszel Border Guard
Robert Firth ... Mike Gorse
Philip Gascoyne ... Politician UI Qoma
Corey Johnson ... Geary - 2 episodes
Alison Long Alison Long ... Ul Qoma Newsreader
Ashley Margolis ... Vanya
David Morrissey ... Inspector Tyador Borlú
Michael Moshonov ... Aikham Tsueh
Dennis O'Donnell Dennis O'Donnell ... Beszel Resident


After attempting to illegally crossover into Ul Qoma, Mr Geary is taken by Breach and swiftly deported from Beszel with his wife. Borlú is desperate to know who Mr Geary was planning to meet, but it is out of his hands. Major Syedr leads a rally before swarms of True Citizens - the extreme right nationalist group in Beszel. Borlú thinks that TCs were involved in Mahalia's death, that Syedr is hiding something and knows more about Mahalia's death than he's letting on. Before Borlú can ask him more questions, one of Syedr's men launches a snooker ball at Borlú, knocking him out. Gadlem tells Borlú Mahalia's murder is now with the Ul Qoman Militsya. Borlú doesn't want to give the case up - he needs to go to Ul Qoma to investigate it. Maybe Katrynia is still there? Maybe he can find her? Borlú takes the orientation course, learning to see Ul Qoma and block out Beszel, and he remembers when he first did the course all those years ago with Katrynia. Corwi gives Borlú a code if he runs into ... Written by Mammoth Screen

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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6 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Ul Qoma is an interesting choice for the *Other* (seen from the POV of the main character). In Finnish it means "Foreign Country" (literally "out-land" as in German "Ausland") and is spelled "Ulkomaa". See more »

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