Starring: Bradley Walsh , Jamie Bamber , Freema Agyeman
Directed by: Andy Goddard , Mark Everest
Produced by: Richard Stokes
Written by: Dick Wolf , Chris Chibnall
DUN-dun! You'll instantly recognize the sound cue between scenes as the most successful franchise in TV history comes to London! See Law & Order with ripped from-the-headlines crimes and cases unique to the UK.
Item Number: 16101
English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
• Deleted Scenes
• Interview with Law & Order Creator and Executive Producer Dick Wolf
• Interview with Series Star Bradley Walsh
• Interview with Series Star Jamie Bamber
• Tour of the Crown Prosecution Service with Series Star Freema Agyeman
• Interview with Writer and Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
• Care Commentary with Executive Producers Andrew Woodhead & Chris Chibnall and Producer Richard Stokes
• Samaritan Commentary with Producer Richard Stokes and Director Andy Goddard
•Interview with Series Star Harriet Walter
• Interview with Producer Richard Stokes
• Honour Bound Commentary with Producer Richard Stokes and Director Andy Goddard
DUN-dun! You'll instantly recognize the sound cue between scenes as the most successful franchise in TV history comes to London! See Law & Order with ripped from-the-headlines crimes and cases unique to the UK. You'll be riveted as the Detective Sergeants of the Major Investigations Unit (played by Bradley Walsh and Jamie Bamber) hunt down criminals, and the Crown Prosecution Service (Ben Daniels and Freema Agyeman) tries them. Murder, abduction, arson, sexual assault, hate, organ trafficking, drugs-in 13 episodes of "a new series that will certainly stand on its own as a superior crime drama"(The New York Times). As seen on BBC America.
When a body is found at a London hospital, Detective Superintendent Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and Detective Superintendent Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) investigate an emotionally charged death. But can they and Crown Prosecutors James Steel (Ben Daniels) and Alesha Phillips (Freema Agyeman) bring the person responsible to justice?
The death of a teenager, brutally beaten, leads DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin through a tangled web of family loyalties. But the killer's lawyer Bea McArdle (Dervla Kirwan) argues that he was genetically predisposed towards violence, therefore not responsible for his actions. Can James Steel defeat a case that could allow many more killers to go free?
The brutal murder of an ex-policeman leads DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin through the seedy side of London to a surprise murder suspect. But in court, the accused argues it was self-defense. Can James Steel expose the lie and bring about justice?
The past comes back to haunt James Steel when a body is found on the banks of the Thames. DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin uncover evidence which renders James' conviction of Luke Slade (Iain Glen) unsafe. But Luke Slade is soon waging a vendetta against the man who put him away.
The discovery of a child's body, buried inside a wall for 20 years, leads to a harrowing and emotional case for DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin. As the residents of the house all fall under suspicion, the key to the case rests in the memories of Julia (Holly Aird). But in court, James Steel must fight against defense lawyer Doug Greer (Colin Salmon) to prove that the memories are genuine.
An arson attack on a Turkish social club claims seventeen lives and DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin must race against time to find the person responsible. But as James Steel and Alesha Phillips struggle to build a case, they begin to question whether this was a racially motivated attack - or something even more disturbing.
When an eminent doctor is accused of sexually assaulting his patients, DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Matt Devlin are faced with their most challenging case yet. As personal opinions endanger professional relationships, can James Steel and Alesha Phillips prove the truth in court?
A tragic communication error between police officers leaves Nick Bentley, a gay police officer, caught in the cross-fire of armed drug-dealers with no back-up. When the police trace Bentley's partner to an extreme religious group which discriminates against homosexuals it appears the tragic error was not a mistake after all.
When the body of a missing ten-year-old schoolgirl is found, Detective Superintendent Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and Detective Superintendent Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) investigate an emotionally charged child abduction. But when the case takes a shocking and unexpected twist, Crown Prosecutors James Steel (Ben Daniels) and Alesha Phillips (Freema Agyeman) are forced to face some very tough choices in pursuit of justice.
When a homeless man is found beaten nearly to death with an iron bar in the park at the center of a well-kept square, Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin investigate. Everyone in the square has a motive but no one is talking. Are they are protecting the perpetrator? If they are found not guilty, the jury will have condoned vigilantism in all its brutal lawlessness and this goes against everything James Steel believes in.
DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) suspect organ trafficking when a man is attacked and his kidney is stolen. In court, Crown Prosecutors James Steel (Ben Daniels) and Alesha Phillips (Freema Agyeman) are surprised to find an unusual but familiar face is the leading the defense team.
Love and Loss
DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) are called to the death of a teenager. Can Crown Prosecutors James Steel (Ben Daniels) and Alesha Phillips (Freema Agyeman) keep their promise to bring the person responsible for the teenager's death to justice?
DS Ronnie Brooks agrees to help his old friend and partner, DS Jimmy Valentine, in an undercover drug sting. A gun is pulled and someone ends up dead. The Crown Prosecution Service investigates the shooting of a civilian by a policeman and is forced to turn their spotlight on the person who appears most guilty - Ronnie Brooks.
|Ronnie Brooks||---||Bradley Walsh|
|Matt Devlin||---||Jamie Bamber|
|James Steel||---||Ben Daniels|
|Alesha Phillips||---||Freema Agyeman|
|Natalie Chandler||---||Harriet Walter|
|George Castle||---||Bill Paterson|
|Joy Ackroyd||---||Nicola Sanderson|
|Judge Blake||---||Gillian McCutcheon|
|Robert Ridley QC||---||Patrick Malahide|
|Oswald Spear||---||Nicholas Blane|
|Judge Prentice||---||Paul Darrow|
|Court Usher||---||Pete Noakes|
|Police Officer||---||Chris Wilson|
|Beatrice McArdle||---||Dervla Kirwan|
|Phyllis Gladstone||---||Lesley Manville|
|News Reporter||---||Saskia Portway|
|Doug Greer||---||Colin Salmon|
|Anna Shorofsky||---||Louise Howells|
Directed by Andy Goddard, Mark Everest, Julian Holmes, Omar Madha
Written by Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, Chris Chibnall, Emilia di Girolamo
Produced by Richard Stokes
Executive Produced by Dick Wolf, Andrew Woodhead, Jane Featherstone, Chris Chibnall, Stephen Garrett
Original Music by Andy Price
Cinematography by David Luther
Film Editing by Jamie Pearson, Nigel Parkes, Richard Cox, Mike Jones
Costume Design by Joan Wadge
Detective Superintendent Ronnie Brooks
|Detective Superintendent Matt Devlin
Jamie Bamber plays Brooks’ partner Matt Devlin. He sincerely looks up to his partner but takes a more aggressive and black-and-white stand on their cases. A romantic about his job, he loves and believes in what he does. Bamber recently starred in the Battlestar Galactica and was excited to return to the UK for the part of Matt Devlin; some early scenes were shot in the London suburb of Barnes where he grew up.
|Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler
Harriet Walter plays Natalie Chandler, Brooks’ and Devlin's boss. A working mother, Chandler adds a sensibility but also a balance of emotional stability to the office. Walter described her initial attraction to the role as coming from the character description— “she is very firm but also one of the lads.”
|Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel
Ben Daniels plays James Steel, senior crown prosecutor. Consumed by his quest for truth, Steel’s devotion to his work is often at the cost of his own relationships in life; he is separated from his wife and family who live in Edinburgh. Previously a defense counsel, a three-time rapist case at the time of his son’s birth caused him to rethink his life’s work and sign up with the Crown Prosecution Service where he has been for the past eight years. For his obligatory barrister wig, Daniels chose to wear one with a past— among other television appearances, it’s been worn by Alan Davies in The Brief.
|Junior Crown Prosecutor Alesha Phillips
Freema Agyeman plays crown prosecutor Alesha Phillips, partner to James Steel. She is the “ying to James’ yang,” Agyeman says, and brings empathy to their professional partnership. Intelligent and confident, Phillips has worked hard and overcome many roadblocks to get to her present position, and she remains on the side of the underdog. Agyeman is well-known for her role as Martha on Doctor Who.
|Director of CPS George Castle
Bill Paterson plays London Crown Proseuctor Service Director George Castle. As boss to James Steel and Alesha Phillips, he runs a tight ship; he keeps the pressure on, but highly esteems and is quite protective of his two younger associates. A man driven by rationality and a sense of justice, “he wants to see bad people prosecuted and he is not prepared to be too liberal about things,” says Paterson.
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