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The Vice 

Veteran Detective Inspector Pat Chappel (Ken Stott) heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroline Catz ...  PC Cheryl Hutchins / ... 28 episodes, 1999-2003
David Harewood ...  Inspector Joe Robinson / ... 28 episodes, 1999-2003
Ken Stott ...  D.I. Pat Chappel / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2003
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Veteran Detective Inspector Pat Chappel (Ken Stott) heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.

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Taglines:

Can You See The Truth?/Can You See The Lie? (Tagline used in first and second series ad campaigns.)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Begærets lov See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carlton Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Featured in Drama Trails: 'The Vice' to 'Prime Suspect' (2008) See more »

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Sour Times
Performed by Portishead
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The reason to watch this series - The Actors
3 December 2010 | by janschbernSee all my reviews

I have only watched series 2. The plots are interesting enough - but really, they are almost beside the point. Yes, there are social issues, there are personal issues, there is some suspense, some romance and not hard to figure out plot twists. Also there is this big question. What always baffles non-British is why do British police (in TV series) so often go into knowingly risky, if not potentially fatal situations, unarmed and not backed up. It happens time and time again. It happens here. It happens in other British police, crime, legal series.

So, what is it that makes The Vice - so good? What impressed me was the very high quality of the actors. Their ongoing performances are stellar. There is a constant upward moving arc in character development, in their subtleties, and in the connections they make with their audience. Its ensemble casting at its best. Ken Stott is a master in every way. David Harewood and Caroline Catz are equally intriguing in their roles. The secondary characters are invariably terrific. Highly recommended.


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