Looking for something that would pass time on a recent long train journey I came across this series - had never heard of it but I like Shaun Parkes and was curious to see Matt Smith. It was great to see such a well-acted, gritty, bleak drama unfold - definitely one for grown ups with themes of identity, belonging and exclusion as well as gut-wrenching violence. The first episode in particular is a bit slow but it's worth sticking with. You see a different London to the one normally shown in TV series like Spooks - and an insight into the lives of people we don't normally see on TV. If you like intelligent crime dramas with a political slant it's worth giving a try and if you've seen the Last King of Scotland this is like the other side of the coin.
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