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The Shadow Line 

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ...  Jonah Gabriel 7 episodes, 2011
Christopher Eccleston ...  Joseph Bede 7 episodes, 2011
Kierston Wareing ...  Lia Honey 7 episodes, 2011
Richard Lintern ...  Patterson 7 episodes, 2011
Malcolm Storry ...  Maurice Crace 7 episodes, 2011
Clare Calbraith ...  Laura Gabriel 7 episodes, 2011
Stephen Rea ...  Gatehouse 6 episodes, 2011
Rafe Spall ...  Jay Wratten 6 episodes, 2011
Lesley Sharp ...  Julie Bede 6 episodes, 2011
David Schofield ...  Sergeant Foley 5 episodes, 2011
Tobias Menzies ...  Ross McGovern 5 episodes, 2011
Freddie Fox ...  Ratallack 4 episodes, 2011
Eve Best ...  Petra Mayler 4 episodes, 2011
Christopher Adamson ...  Richards 4 episodes, 2011
Robert Pugh ...  Bob Harris 4 episodes, 2011
Sean Gilder ...  Robert Beatty 4 episodes, 2011
Stanley Townsend ...  Bulkat Babur 4 episodes, 2011
Ace Bhatti ...  Commander Khokar 4 episodes, 2011
Agni Scott ...  Alison 4 episodes, 2011
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall ...  Forensic Officer 3 episodes, 2011
Bryony Afferson ...  Sara 3 episodes, 2011
Tobi Bakare ...  Andy Dixon 3 episodes, 2011
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ...  Laing 3 episodes, 2011
Nicholas Jones ...  Commander Penney 3 episodes, 2011
Samuel James ...  Marshall 3 episodes, 2011
Anjela Lauren Smith ...  Kirsten, Julie's Nurse / ... 3 episodes, 2011
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Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon thrown straight into an investigation to uncover the identity of the person responsible for killing a notorious drug baron. Gabriel however is not alone in his enquiries, as Joseph Bede, a former associate of the deceased dealer, is also out to find answers. As the two delve deeper into the mystery, their worlds are set for a collision course. Written by foxmulder-605-330197

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1.78 : 1
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 5 May 2011 (2011) See more »

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Written and performed by Emily Barker
Produced by Martin Phipps
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Edge Of Darkness, State Of Play, Tinker Tailor and now this
26 May 2011 | by bilko-1See all my reviews

Edge Of Darkness and State Of Play have already been mentioned, but come episode two and we have an obvious reference to Tinker Tailor. This show is not overshadowed in such illustrious company. It is a deep, dark labyrinthine plot carried by a superb cast, each member on top of their game. The dense text will not be to everybody's taste, but for those who enjoy the likes of Bleasdale, Pinter and Potter this will probably be the first great television masterpiece of the 21st century. It is hard to pick out one performance that outshines the rest. Chiwetel Ejiofor is truly sympathetic as the cop who has to battle with memory loss to discover whether or not he is corrupt. Leslie Sharp battles to retain her fast fading memory as she descends into the Hell that is Althseimers, whilst her husband played by Christopher Ecclestone, juggles an Hogarthian cast of crooks until he can make his last deal. Rafe Spall gives a magnificent over-the-top performance as the deranged nephew of Mr. Big and then in comes Stehopen Rae as the villainous Alec Guiness style dark brother of GEORGE smiley. Absolutely wonderful!


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