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"Law & Order: UK" is a drama series that airs on BBC America in the U.S. and is based on Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf's long-running crime series, "Law & Order."

"Law & Order: UK" follows the familiar two-part format: beginning each episode with a crime, followed by the legal and court proceedings to convict the criminal. All scripts have been taken from the U.S. version to retain the grittiness of the original series, but adapted to fit with the British legal system, providing a uniquely British twist.

Set in and around London, the series stars Jamie Bamber ("Outcasts," "Battlestar Galactica"), as Detective Superintendent Matt Devlin, Bradley Walsh ("The Old Curiosity Shop") as Detective Superintendent Ronnie Brooks, Ben Daniels ("The Passion," "The State Within") as Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, and Freema Agyeman ("Doctor Who," "Little Dorritt") as Junior Crown Prosecutor Alesha Phillips.

The series opens with the discovery of a body after a hospital evacuation. An investigation by Detectives Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin leads them to King's Cross, a suburb of London, undergoing unwelcome changes. The officers believe they have identified the murderer, but the evidence is less than overwhelming. Faced with a skilled defense lawyer, Crown Prosecutors James Steel and Alesha Phillips team up with the detectives to secure enough evidence to prevent the collapse of the trial.

Season 3

The third season brings some new and some familiar faces to the criminal investigation team, as well as some hard-hitting storylines.

The critically acclaimed cast, which includes Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber and Freema Ageyman, now have a tough new ally in their fight for justice in the form of Senior Crown Prosecutor, Jake Thorne — a gifted and uncompromising criminal prosecutor — played by Dominic Rowan ("Catwalk Dogs," "The Family Man"). Peter Davison, ("Doctor Who," "Unforgiven," "The Last Detective") is Henry Sharpe, taking over the job of Director of the Crown Prosecution Service. Henry is a down to earth pragmatist and a great boss who has worked with Jake Thorne before.

The new season sees prosecution team Alesha Phillips (Freema Agyeman) and Jake Thorne (Dominic Rowan) struggle to get to the truth behind a missing toddler and the brutal murder of a much loved couple asleep in their new home.

At the same time, Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) investigate a hospital department with more than its fair share of untimely deaths, track down a rampaging gunman and discover the events that led to an innocent woman being gunned down in her own home — events that have serious consequences for the team.

Season 4

Georgia Taylor and Paterson Joseph join the cast for a new season of dramatic storylines including a devastating train crash and a kidnapping. Bradley Walsh, Dominic Rowan, Paul Nicholls and Peter Davison return in the new season.

"Law & Order: UK" is produced by Richard Stokes ("Torchwood," "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries"), with executive producers Jane Featherstone ("MI-5," "Ashes to Ashes"), Andrew Woodhead ("MI-5") and Stephen Garrett ("Burn Up") for Kudos Film and Television and Dick Wolf for Wolf Films. Chris Chibnall ("Torchwood," "Life on Mars") is lead writer and executive producer.


Network: BBC America
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: February 23, 2009
Seasons: 4
Production Companies:
Wolf Films
Kudos Film & Television
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

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