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Undercover 

A lawyer returns to Britain to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions. She begins to suspect that everything she knew about the man she has been married to for the past 20 years is a lie.

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Peter Moffat
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Series cast summary:
Sophie Okonedo ...  Maya Cobbina 6 episodes, 2016
Adrian Lester ...  Nick Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
Daniel Ezra ...  Dan Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
Shannon Hayes ...  Ella Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
Tamara Lawrance ...  Clem Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
Derek Riddell ...  Paul Brightman 6 episodes, 2016
Vincent Regan ...  Dominic Carter 6 episodes, 2016
Alistair Petrie ...  Robert Greenlaw 6 episodes, 2016
Mark Bonnar ...  John Halliday 5 episodes, 2016
Dennis Haysbert ...  Rudy Jones 6 episodes, 2016
Angel Coulby ...  Julia Redhead 5 episodes, 2016
Barley Barley ...  Rocco 5 episodes, 2016
David Schofield ...  Alex Brady 4 episodes, 2016
Leanne Best ...  Abigail Strickland 4 episodes, 2016
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ...  Sergeant Douglas Trimble / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Nathan Osgood Nathan Osgood ...  Assistant Attorney General Livermore 4 episodes, 2016
Sope Dirisu ...  Michael Antwi 4 episodes, 2016
Nathan Nolan ...  Doctor Mark Ambrose 4 episodes, 2016
Sam Stockman Sam Stockman ...  Aiden Rose / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ...  Mrs. Antwi 4 episodes, 2016
Wade McElwain Wade McElwain ...  Joshua Roberts 3 episodes, 2016
Phil Deguara Phil Deguara ...  PC Clifton 3 episodes, 2016
Thomas Aldridge ...  PC Bridge 3 episodes, 2016
Thomas Dominique ...  Big Ray 3 episodes, 2016
Ian Peck ...  Peter Mackie 3 episodes, 2016
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Mark Neame 2 episodes, 2016
Carmela Corbett ...  Lola 2 episodes, 2016
Danny Webb ...  John Corrigan 2 episodes, 2016
Mitchell Mullen ...  Judge Oriel McVitie 2 episodes, 2016
Owen Roe ...  Doctor Jack McDonald 2 episodes, 2016
Alex Avery Alex Avery ...  Fred Redhead 2 episodes, 2016
Phil Davis ...  Jimmy 2 episodes, 2016
Terence Beesley ...  DC Russell 2 episodes, 2016
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For the past twenty years Maya Cobbina has defended Rudy Jones, a man falsely imprisoned for murder. Today he is to be executed by lethal injection in Louisiana. Rudy's parting words are "Go big" - he wants her to change the system that allows such injustices to occur. With Rudy's appeal ringing in her ears, Maya returns to London and discovers that she's been pegged to take the role of Director of Public Prosecutions, a prominent position that might allow her to finally bring to justice the death of her friend Michael Antwi, a charismatic anti-racism campaigner. Maya's husband Nick Johnson is a man dedicated to his wife and children. When a hidden past threatens to destroy his world, to what lengths will he go to protect his family? Written by Carl Hillier

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To Love...Honour...And Betray.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Undercover See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Derek Riddell (Paul Brightman) & Daniel Ezra (Dan Johnson) also worked together on The Missing (2014) as Adam Gettrick & Daniel Reed respectively. See more »

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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.25 (2016) See more »

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Amazing and important viewing
22 February 2017 | by marthaloveslottieSee all my reviews

This is a fabulous piece of writing, acting and directing.

It is not "pants" or "not believable" as some people are saying- it is based on extensive research into the long history of the Met Police using undercover cops to spy on a huge number of campaigning groups e.g Greenpeace.

The plot line may have been dramatised- but this is a DRAMA, not claiming to be a total replica of the truth which clearly people have totally misinterpreted.

It is compelling viewing, very well written by Peter Moffat (Silk, Criminal Justice, The Village) and beautifully acted by Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, in particular.

It is one of the only British TV shows to cast the two main characters as black, and I think people are forgetting this.

Don't let patriotic, uneducated reviews put you off people!


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