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The song playing during the intro is "Left Hand Free" performed by the British band alt-J. alt-J is an indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds.
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O-T Fagbenle (Ash) & Lorraine Ashbourne (Valerie) also worked together on Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010) & Thorne: Scaredycat (2010) as Dave Holland & Ruth Brigstocke respectively.
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The series was cancelled by the BBC after one series following negative reception from critics.
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The Interceptor is a British drama television serial that was first broadcast on BBC One from 10 June until 29 July 2015.
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The eight-part series was written by Tony Saint and made by BBC Drama Productions.
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The series is about a new law enforcement team tasked with hunting down some of Britain's most wanted criminals.
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The series is inspired by the book of the same name which details the career of former customs agent Cameron Addicott, co-written by Kris Hollington.
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Filming began in London in March 2014, with David Gyasii cast in the lead role, but he left the production after injuring his leg. With O-T Fagbenle recast in the lead role, filming re-commenced in April 2014.
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Part of the filming took place in Gravesend, at Nell's Cafe, which doubled for a cafe called 'Planet Thanet', with the UNIT base scenes filmed on location in Keybridge House, a decommissioned British Telecom building in Vauxhall.
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The Interceptor was the first BBC production which purposefully used only electric powered cars behind the camera, using a fleet of five leased Vauxhall Ampera's.
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The series received a universally negative response from critics. It was given 1/5 stars by Michael Hogan who, writing in The Telegraph, said "O-T Fagbenle tried his best to inject some life into the limp script - huffing, puffing, pouting and glowering - but he's too good for this hokum".
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Adam Postans writing for the Daily Mirror wrote "This attempt at a gritty crime drama... is a cliched mess with appalling dialogue,"
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Sally Newell writing for The Independent wrote that the "watchable but predictable prime-time cop drama" was like "EastEnders on an adrenaline rush, but this contrived cop show lacks heart."
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The series premiered in Australia on 12 August 2015 on BBC First.
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