In a drama from 2001 Nick Berry and Stephen Tompkinson play undercover cops, Liam Ketman and Garth O'Hanlon. They are supported by Lisa Maxwell (The Bill), Fiona Allen (Smack the Pony) and occassioanl guest stars (Peter Vaughan, Ian McShane.)
What you get here are four stories spread over eight episodes, as our heroes pursure drug dealers, kidnappers, a serial killer and gunrunners and sellers of counterfeit goods.
On the plus side, this is a very efficient thriller. At the end of the first part of each story I found myself wanting to keep watching. On one level, what more can one want with a thriller. So on that basis this series is well worth it, if you aren't expecting too much from it. Also Stephen Tompkinson is always an engaging screen presence, and here he acts his co-star off the screen.
On the downside, I have never found anything of interest in Nick Berry as an actor. He is something of a charisma vacuum here and the number of extremely glamourous women throwing themselves at him is pretty unbelievable. Also its all a bit mechanical, a bit "fit tab A into slot B and away we go". So one of our heroes has a disintegrating marriage, and the other is struggling with drink. Not the most original set up. The characters have a tendency to be rather two-dimensional, so Peter Vaughan as a self made businessman could almost have walked out of the Python Four Yorkshiremen. While the plots are generally good, the serial killer episode has the villain basically wandering around with a neon-sign hanging above his head, reading "I did it". My final criticism would be that the series finale is needlessly unpleasant, though others may view that as realistically gritty.
So, this is a genuine 3 star review, "It's OK".