A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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 Matt Coward 7 episodes, 2014
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 Tom Oliver 7 episodes, 2014
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 Police Sergeant 353 / ... 7 episodes, 2014
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 Jerry / ... 5 episodes, 2014
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 Grant Delgado 5 episodes, 2014
Dermot Murnaghan ...
 News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra ...
 News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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Lasco Atkins ...
 Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson ...
Roxy Dunn ...
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 Caroline Carey 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams ...
 Red BMW Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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Lee Asquith-Coe ...
 Cross Rail Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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 Female Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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Adrian Finighan ...
 Al-Jazeera Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
John Glynn ...
 Householder 2 episodes, 2014
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 Female IPCC Investigator 2 episodes, 2014
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 PCSO's Husband Mr. Lovett 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Thorpe ...
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 Jennifer Miller 2 episodes, 2014
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American PR consultant Liz Garvey is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Richard Miller to help the police force improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing Territorial Support Group officers Davina, Robbie and Clarkey as they arrive at a not very well-organized Kurdish protest march where Robbie has to remember he is being filmed and tone down the abuse. Elsewhere Officer Warwick accidentally apprehends an innocent mother whom he has erroneously suspected of being a drug addict. Liz's introductory speech is interrupted by news that a sniper is randomly shooting people around the capital and her disgruntled assistant Finn, annoyed at being passed over for promotion, deliberately makes her look stupid at a press conference by withholding information - as a result of which he is almost sacked. Liz discovers that the sniper is an embittered divorcee who is posting messages on Twitter, from which she locates where he is hiding. The TSG dump Matt ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

A close-up of the Commissioners flatcap shows the name of the Police force to be 'County Constabulary'. See more »

Quotes

TSG Officer PC Damian Clake (Clarkey): We are the police, we are in charge. That is the message.
TSG Officer Robbie: We are the daddies. We are the sheriffs of this town.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.25 (2014) See more »

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It just gets Better and Better.
26 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I was instantly hooked by the trailer back in 2013 for the Pilot in February the coming year, and i did like it. However the Pilot itself seemed off what it really wanted to be about, you could tell from the start what its goal of being a comedy show about the Metropolitan Police and the struggle with the media was, to be funny with a concrete story, and it was for the first 20 or so minutes however it soon became all too serious and dragged on. I enjoyed it but it could have been more appealing which leads me onto the fact that, the show is getting increasingly better! The first episode of the new series practically begged me to watch it, we all know what Danny Boyle's trailers can be like so i gave the show a second chance and i was right to do so, Babylon picked back up its comedic trophy and beat the serious thick boring mess that was the pilot into something amazing, Nesbitt's role becomes more funny but yet more dark, Brit Marling truly goes on an all out blitzkrieg with her highly intelligent but yet surprisingly competitive character, and all whilst the show focuses more and more of the effects on, and life of the Police but more their humanity and what they deal with. This is at the point now where the storyline gets serious, as it got too much of it during the pilot, but yet the show itself has now found the correct balance of Comedy and a Solid Story. Basically, Boyle took something that needed work instead of ditching it, and made it into a show truly worth follow up series and more than the rating it currently has. Bravo.


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