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Law & Order: UK

Law & Order: UK

"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

Based on the wildly successful American show of the same name, "Law & Order: UK" follows a group of detectives and prosecutors as they work together to solve crimes and bring perpetrators to justice in London. Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) is a cop from the East End with a tough past and a big heart. His partner, Joe Hawkins (Ben Bailey Smith), is a young officer who has come straight from child protection to the murder squad. Their boss DI Wes Leyton (Paterson Joseph) has been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. On the side of the court is Crown Prosecutor Jacob Thorne (Dominic Rowan), a gifted and uncompromising criminal prosecutor. His second chair is defence barrister turned Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker (Georgia Taylor) who is fresh from the more lucrative side of the courtroom. With Henry Sharpe (Peter Davison) as their wise and pragmatic boss. The two teams encounter never-ending action in their quest to keep London safe.

Employing the original series' iconic two-part structure that focuses first on the investigation of a crime at the police level and then shifts in its second half to the prosecution of the suspects, Law & Order: UK approaches the format and characters from a uniquely English perspective. The episodes are based on scripts and episodes of the parent series.

Spinoff Of:
Law & Order (1990-2010)

Similar Shows:
Law & Order: LA (2010-2011)
  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (15 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 8x08 -- Repeat to Fade (Apr/30/2014)

After a fatal stabbing in a crowded market place, the pressure is on to make Londoners feel safe again. But with a new boss and Ronnie’s effectiveness as a detective being questioned at every turn, is it the end of the road for his career?
Ronnie and Joe have a new boss to contend with. DI Elisabeth Flynn is determined to put her stamp on the MIU, declaring her own personal crackdown on knife crime. It is horribly embarrassing for her then, that the first case to come in under her rule is a stabbing. Under pressure from all sides, Ronnie and Joe struggle to gather enough evidence to charge the youth they believe to be responsible: Bobbi Washington. However, when Bobbi inadvertently confesses to Ronnie, he thinks he’s got him – but with the confession uncorroborated by anyone else, Ronnie begins to realise that his honesty is in question. Can he prove to DI Flynn that he is no 'dinosaur'?

Prev: 8x07 -- Hard Stop (Apr/23/2014)

When a series of shootings claims one of their own, Ronnie and Joe have little time to grieve – they must catch the killer before he or she can reach the next people on the hit - list. And in first place on that list is Henry Sharpe, head of the Crown Prosecution Service. The link between all the targets becomes clear - the common factor is the case of Mark Glendon put away for the murder of his wife four years ago. But he is still in prison, though soon to be retried. However, the police struggle to find concrete evidence that connects Glendon to the shootings and the race is on the catch the killer before the jury delivers their verdict.

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)

Bradley WalshBradley Walsh
As Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks (S01-)
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin (S01-S05)
Paul NichollsPaul Nicholls
As Detective Sergeant Sam Casey (S06-S07)
Ben Bailey-BrownBen Bailey-Brown
As Detective Sergeant Joe Hawkins (S08-)
Harriet WalterHarriet Walter
As Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler (S01-S06)
Paterson JosephPaterson Joseph
As Detective Inspector Wes Leyton (S07-S08E07)
Sharon SmallSharon Small
As Detective Inspector Elizabeth Flynn (S08E08-)
Ben DanielsBen Daniels
As Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel (S01-S04)
Dominic RowanDominic Rowan
As Senior Crown Prosecutor Jacob Thorne (S05-)
Freema AgyemanFreema Agyeman
As Junior Crown Prosecutor Alesha Phillips (S01-S06)



Reviews: 7
Should return to the roots of the original showRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

The strength of the original Law & Order (IMHO) was always that it explored issues of policing & legal matter -- like police survelliance, search & seizure; the ethics of certain tactics, etc. Read more

Review posted on Monday, October 5th 2009 at 4:23 pm


Reviews: 10
Very Very Very Boring and Disappointing!Rating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

I have been a Law and Order fan for ages. Starting with the original US, later the UK version. The UK version was Oke, had their own style (the English way). Read more

Review posted on Monday, August 19th 2013 at 12:48 am

2 reviews available
Recurring Guests

Jessica Gunning as Angela (28 eps)
Nicola Sanderson as SOCO Joy Ackroyd (19 eps)
Alexander Perkins as SOCO Pete (14 eps)
Tariq Jordan as Forensic Technician Teddy (9 eps)
Paul Darrow as Lord Justice Prentice (7 eps)
Adjoa Andoh as Pathologist Lilly (7 eps)
Gillian McCutcheon as Lady Justice Margaret Blake (6 eps)
George Anton (1) as Dr. Roddy Armitage (6 eps)
Pip Torrens as Defence Barrister Philip Nevins (5 eps)
Crispin Redman as Lord Justice Rory Richards (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 23, 2009
Episode Order: 8
Theme composed by Andy Price. Opening narration by Robert Glenister. Lyrics
• Den hårda lagen: London (Swedish title), (Used In Finland)
• Kova laki: Lontoo (Used In Finland)
• Law & Order: London (Used In Ireland)
• Londres, Police Judiciaire (Used In France)
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