TV Review: Criminal: UK (Netflix) – Season One

A police procedural anthology series created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith, the first series of Criminal: UK aired on Netflix in 2019. Set within the confines of a police interrogation room, the series follows a group of London investigators – Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Hobbs (Katherine Kelly), Detective Inspector Tony Myerscough (Lee Ingleby), Detective Constable Hugo Duffy (Mark Stanley), Detective Constable Vanessa Warren (Rochenda Sandall), and Detective Constable Kyle Petit (Shubham Saraf) – who engage in intense games of psychological cat-and-mouse with their suspects to find the answers that they need to solve their cases.

This first series sees them question Dr. Edgar Fallon (David Tennant) who is suspected of sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter, Stacey Doyle (Hayley Atwell) who is accused of poisoning her sister’s partner, and Jamal ‘Jay’ Muthassin (Youssef Kerkour) who must help the police locate an abandoned trailer full of immigrants.

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TV Review: Line of Duty (BBC One) – Season Five

The fifth series of Line of Duty, created by Jed Mercurio, consisted of six episodes and began airing in March 2019 on BBC One. The series follows the actions of AC12 – Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), D.I. Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and D.S. Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) – as they investigate an Organised Crime Group with links to missing undercover officer D.S. John Corbett (Stephen Graham).

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