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Public Enemies 

Released from prison after serving 10 years for murder, Eddie tries to adjust to life outside with the help of his probation officer, Paula.
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Series cast summary:
Anna Friel ...  Paula Radnor 3 episodes, 2012
Daniel Mays ...  Eddie Mottram 3 episodes, 2012
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Marion Sharmer 3 episodes, 2012
Peter Wight ...  Ken Whiteley 3 episodes, 2012
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ...  Kathy Whiteley 3 episodes, 2012
Georgina Rich ...  Kelly 3 episodes, 2012
Terence Maynard ...  Colin Bolt 3 episodes, 2012
Joel Fry ...  Darren Nunn 3 episodes, 2012
Barnaby Kay ...  Will 3 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Trevor Brotherton 3 episodes, 2012
Joe Armstrong ...  Ben Somers 3 episodes, 2012
Romy Irving Romy Irving ...  Abbey 3 episodes, 2012
Abbie Fox Abbie Fox ...  Jessie 3 episodes, 2012
Glen Davies Glen Davies ...  Philip Pointer 2 episodes, 2012
Aisling Loftus ...  Jade 2 episodes, 2012
Nick Blood ...  Glen Smithfield 2 episodes, 2012
Roy Smiles Roy Smiles ...  Mr. Stiles 2 episodes, 2012
Ian Burfield ...  DCI Andy Parkham 2 episodes, 2012
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Released from prison after serving 10 years for murder, Eddie tries to adjust to life outside with the help of his probation officer, Paula.

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3 January 2012 (UK) See more »

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Pitkä matka vapauteen See more »

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In the build up to the original broadcast, promotional materials included statements from Harry Fletcher, then Assistant Secretary General of the NAPO (the probation union), that he had been consulted over the script. He claimed to have successfully advocated for several unrealistic plot devices to be removed during script development. In the weeks following broadcast several blogs written by probation officers in England and Wales wrote critical posts about how unrealistic the plot and characters were. See more »

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An excellent production with a good balance of established actors and up and coming actors.
6 January 2012 | by mgleeson-258-209836See all my reviews

Public Enemies is a very good piece of TV drama to highlight the acting talents of Anna Friel whom I honestly believe to be one of the finest actresses to be blooded in recent years but so far has not been given the accolade that her acting ability deserves. The show has been written and produced to a very high standard with an abundance of supporting actors.Daniel Mays as Eddie Mottram was most convincing and he certainly has a future in the industry. Aisling Loftus a young up and coming actress and is certainly going to make lots of inroads hopefully not solely on our televisions but the big screen.It is time for Anna to step out of the shadows and take her place above all the amateurs that take up space in the TV/Film industry. Excellent program all round and good luck for the future Anna.


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