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Babylon 

A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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Complete series cast summary:
Nick Blood ...  Warwick 7 episodes, 2014
Andrew Brooke ...  Banjo 7 episodes, 2014
Bertie Carvel ...  Finn 7 episodes, 2014
Cavan Clerkin ...  Clarkey 7 episodes, 2014
Adam Deacon ...  Robbie / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Jill Halfpenny ...  Davina 7 episodes, 2014
Paterson Joseph ...  Charles Inglis 7 episodes, 2014
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Matt Coward 7 episodes, 2014
Brit Marling ...  Liz Garvey 7 episodes, 2014
Stuart Martin ...  Tony 7 episodes, 2014
Ella Smith ...  Mia 7 episodes, 2014
Jonny Sweet ...  Tom Oliver 7 episodes, 2014
Vic Waghorn ...  Police Sergeant 353 / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Nicola Walker ...  Sharon 7 episodes, 2014
Owain Arthur ...  Nobbo 6 episodes, 2014
James Nesbitt ...  Richard Miller 6 episodes, 2014
Martin Trenaman ...  Miles 6 episodes, 2014
Jim Howick ...  Jerry / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Ralph Brown ...  Grant Delgado 5 episodes, 2014
Dermot Murnaghan Dermot Murnaghan ...  News Reader 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Serra Barbara Serra ...  News Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Mark Womack ...  Hopwood 4 episodes, 2014
Lasco Atkins ...  Driver / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Sam Coulson Sam Coulson ...  Patrick 3 episodes, 2014
Roxy Dunn Roxy Dunn ...  Cathy 3 episodes, 2014
James Lance ...  Granger 3 episodes, 2014
Liza Sadovy ...  Caroline Carey 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Red BMW Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Layke Anderson Layke Anderson ...  Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Lee Asquith-Coe Lee Asquith-Coe ...  Cross Rail Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Antonia Bernath ...  Female Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Navin Chowdhry ...  Adeel 2 episodes, 2014
Adrian Finighan Adrian Finighan ...  Al-Jazeera Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2014
John Glynn John Glynn ...  Householder 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Marco 2 episodes, 2014
Hayward Ho Hayward Ho ...  Rioter 2 episodes, 2014
Polly Maberly ...  Female IPCC Investigator 2 episodes, 2014
Nathan Mack ...  Tyler 2 episodes, 2014
John-Luke Roberts John-Luke Roberts ...  Harry 2 episodes, 2014
James Robinson ...  PCSO's Husband Mr. Lovett 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Thorpe Christopher Thorpe ...  Bomber 2 episodes, 2014
Susannah Wise ...  Jennifer Miller 2 episodes, 2014
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American PR consultant Liz Garvey is hired by Metropolitan chief constable Richard Miller to help the police force improve its image. At the same time documentary film maker Matt Coward is shadowing Territorial Support Group officers Davina, Robbie and Clarkey as they arrive at a not very well-organized Kurdish protest march where Robbie has to remember he is being filmed and tone down the abuse. Elsewhere Officer Warwick accidentally apprehends an innocent mother whom he has erroneously suspected of being a drug addict. Liz's introductory speech is interrupted by news that a sniper is randomly shooting people around the capital and her disgruntled assistant Finn, annoyed at being passed over for promotion, deliberately makes her look stupid at a press conference by withholding information - as a result of which he is almost sacked. Liz discovers that the sniper is an embittered divorcee who is posting messages on Twitter, from which she locates where he is hiding. The TSG dump Matt ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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9 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Danny Boyle directed Trainspotting (1996) based on an Irvine Welsh novel. After seeing Filth (2013) (also based on Welsh material) directed by Jon S Baird Boyle hired Baird for this show. See more »

Quotes

TSG Officer PC Damian Clake (Clarkey): We are the police, we are in charge. That is the message.
TSG Officer Robbie: We are the daddies. We are the sheriffs of this town.
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Excellent!
11 June 2015 | by alicendaisySee all my reviews

Babylon is that very clever sort of black humour the British do so well with that very off kilter aspect of many Channel Four series such as the vastly under appreciated Utopia. Commercial networks churn out soulless, unimaginative, by the numbers, template police procedural spin offs such as CSI:Cyber and the even more soullessly cardboard, NCIS: New Orleans, both of which will probably be rejigged and propped up for second, maybe even third, seasons. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy NCIS, Bones and even L&O:SVU, despite the lumpen Mariska, whose Slightly Animated Brick Wall makes Nelson Eddy's acting positively Oscar-worthy. I also note now she's a producer of the current series, her character seems to be going for Emmy beautification as St Mariska of Hegarty. But, these series are produced with little artistic input other than to change the city of location and the particular dysfunctional issues the ex-Marine/Black Ops lead character has with his ageing mother/father, usually played by Joanna Cassidy or Tom Berenger. Earning revenue seems to be the main concern whereas fostering original, imaginative concepts, characters and story lines are much lower down on the producer's scale of So What, Who Cares. And Babylon? If you enjoyed the subtleties of The League of Gentlemen, then you'll enjoy Babylon But, if you're looking for a series about a law enforcement unit headed by a reformed alcoholic, divorced ex- Marine with access difficulties and mommy issues and watching them noisily solve crimes in between their own complicated love lives, you would be better to play a game of Cluedo or wait until CSI:Wisconsin comes out. If you appreciated Utopia or The League of Gentlemen, then you should enjoy Babylon.


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