Law & Order: UK

Friday, 27 January 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

The critically acclaimed cast of Law&Order: UK are back for a sixth series with Paul Nicholls in the role of DS Sam Casey. 

This seven part series starring Bradley Walsh, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman, Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan, sees the police and legal teams facing a shocking crime captured on video, up against the clock in the search for a hostage, and exposing a tragic, medical cover-up. Cases are reopened, the past threatens to catch up with Ronnie (Walsh) and careers are on the line… 

Talking about tonight’s epiosde Dominic Rowan, who plays Jack Thorne, says “This episode looks at a case of medical negligence where Toby Stephens character is pressing for completion of a drug trial to get it on to the market. It is great to work with contemporaries like Toby. He is a great actor and was very genial and funny. I really enjoyed filming all the twists and turns inthis storyline. 

“By now Jake is aware of his position in the CPS, the hierarchy and what is expected of him. He isn’t the new boy any more. If he thinks for instance that Sam is impeding his work he lets him know in no uncertain terms – “we’re running the show you investigate if we say so”. Jake doesn’t worry about the personal relationship but the structural relationship and getting the right outcome.” 

In tonight’s episode the murder of an elderly janitor, Jonathan Waldman, was so carefully planned and executed that the police are left without a single piece of forensic evidence to pursue in the hunt for Waldman’s killer. Adding to the mystery of the case is the fact that the highly elaborate crime is notated in exhaustive and precise detail in a manual purchased three weeks earlier in the victim’s name. Was the killer trying to frame the victim for his own murder? 

Through painstaking detection, DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and DS Sam Casey (Paul Nicholls) find the killer who freely admits to the crime but a successful prosecution is complicated when canny defence lawyer, Rachel Mathesson (Pennie Downie), has a key piece of evidence excluded. When it looks like the killer might get off entirely, Jake (Dominic Rowan) and Alesha (Freema Agyeman) take drastic action and uncover a heartbreaking piece of evidence which means there is more than one killer to prosecute. Starring Toby Stephens. 

This episode is produced by Richard Stokes, directed by David O’Neill and written by Nick Hicks-Breach. The executive producers are Andrew Woodhead, Stephen Garrett and Jane Featherstone. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer of the series. A Kudos/Wolf Films/NBC Universal Production. 

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