Episodes

The Shadow Line Episode One (BBC-2 5 May 2011)

Shadow Line

The highly impressive conspiracy thriller The Shadow Line starts this week and begins with the murder of Harvey Wrattan, one of the UK’s biggest gang land figures who had only just come out of prison after getting a Royal Pardon.

DI Gabriel who has just returned to work after being shot on an undercover job; his partner was killed and Gabriel suffered amnesia with a bullet lodged in his head is given the task of investigating the murder with his partner Detective Sergeant Honey. Meanwhile one of Wratten’s men, Joseph Bede is also keen to discover just who killed him and why money man Glickman has gone missing.

On the basis of the first episode The Shadow Line clearly has the potential to be one of the shows of the year, it has a fabulous cast and clever script and a real air about it.

production details
UK | BBC Two

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: Thursday 5 May 2011 @ 9.00pm

WRITER and DIRECTOR: Hugo Blick

The Shadow Line Episode One (of Seven)

cast
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR as Jonah Gabriel
CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON as Joseph Bede
RICHARD LINTERN as Patterson
ROBERT PUGH as Bob Harris
LESLEY SHARP as Julie Bede
RAFE SPALL as Jay Wratten
KIERSTON WAREING as Lia Honey
DAVID SCHOFIELD as Sergeant Foley
MALCOLM STORRY as Maurice Crace
TOBIAS MENZIES as Ross McGovern
CLARE CALBRAITH as Laura Gabriel
ACE BHATTI as Commander Khokar
JONATHAN TAFLER as Bookkeeper
KEN DRURY as Mrs Delaney
JOANNA BACON as Mrs Delaney
NIGEL HASTINGS as Justice Department Spokesman
SYREETA KUMAR as Press Relations Officer
MARTHA COPE as Female Reporter
BRYONY AFFERSON as Sara
BADRIA TIMIMI as Julie’s Doctor
JOHN HEFFERNAN as Constable Felix
NICK COURT as Crime Scene Constable
PRIYANGA BURFORD as TV Reporter
ROBIN GRIFFITH as Man In Lift
CAVAN CLERKIN as Leonard Glickman
TOBI BAKARE as Andy Dixon