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Law & Order

UK

Alternate Title(s) Law & Order: London
L&O : UK
L&O: London
Format Crime Drama
Police procedural
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by Dick Wolf
Starring See below
Narrated By Robert Glenister
Opening Theme by Andy Price
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel ITV
Original run 23 February 2009
Finale 11 June 2014
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 53
(As of present)
List of episodes Law & Order UK episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: UK
TV.com summary Law & Order: UK
related shows Law & Order franchise
"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

Law & Order: UK (original working title Law & Order: London) is a British television drama based on the original Law & Order - each episode is based on an original script from that show with suitable changes for the English legal system, for example, the lack of felony murder and on occasion more major changes to the storyline. The "Law" is the fictional 'Central London Police' (although dialogue frequently refers to the Metropolitan Police) and the "Order" is the Crown Prosecution Service.

The series airs on ITV and is produced by the independent production company Kudos. So far, fifty-one episodes have been aired, with the final episode of Season 8 aired on June 11, 2014.

On June 4, 2014, ITV announced that the show would be "rested" after Bradley Walsh chose to leave the show and "Repeat to Fade" would be the final episode for the "foreseeable future".

For a list of episodes, see Law & Order: UK episodes

Cast Edit

Main castEdit

Cast as of end of Season 8Edit

Image Actor Character In show
Walsh Bradley Walsh Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Senior Detective Sergeant (D.S)
Ronald "Ronnie" Brooks
Seasons 1-8
Ben Bailey-Smith Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S)
Joseph "Joe" Hawkins
Seasons 8-
Sharon Small Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Detective Inspector (D.I) Elisabeth Flynn
Seasons 8-
Dominic-rowan Dominic Rowan Crown Prosecution Service
(C.P.S.), Senior Crown Prosecutor
Jacob "Jake" Thorne
Seasons 5-
Georgia Taylor Crown Prosecution Service
(C.P.S.), Junior Crown Prosecutor
Katherine "Kate" Barker
Seasons 7-
Peter-davison Peter Davison Crown Prosecution Service
(C.P.S.), Director of London Crown
Prosecution Service Henry Sharpe
Seasons 5-

The opening voiceover is provided by Robert Glenister.

Previous castEdit

Image Actor Character In show
Bamber Jamie Bamber Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S)
Matthew "Matt" Devlin
Seasons 1-5
Nicholls Paul Nicholls Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Junior Detective Sergeant (D.S)
Samuel "Sam" Casey
Seasons 6-7
Walter Harriet Walter Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Detective Inspector (D.I) Natalie Chandler
Seasons 1-6
Paterson Joseph Metropolitan Police
Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.),
Murder Investigation Unit (M.I.U.)
Detective Inspector (D.I)
Wesley "Wes" Layton
Seasons 7-8
Daniels Ben Daniels Crown Prosecution Service (C.P.S.),
Senior Crown Prosecutor
James Steel
Seasons 1-4
Agyeman Freema Agyeman Crown Prosecution Service (C.P.S.),
Junior Crown Prosecutor
Alesha Phillips
Seasons 1-6
Paterson Bill Paterson Crown Prosecution Service (C.P.S.),
Director of Crown Prosecution Service George Castle
Seasons 1-4

Recurring castEdit

Actor Character First episode Last episode Number of
appearances
Jessica Gunning Computer Records and Researcher
Angela
"Vice"
(Season 1)
"Customs"
(Season 8)
29
Adelayo Adedayo Computer Records and Researcher
Kayla
"Flaw"
(Season 1)
"Repeat to Fade"
(Season 8)
5
Nicola Sanderson Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO)
Joy Ackroyd
"Vice"
(Season 1)
"Bad Romance"
(Season 8)
19
Alexander Perkins Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO)
Pete
"Care"
(Season 1)
"Hard Stop"
(Season 8)
14
Tariq Jordan Forensic Technician Teddy "Vice"
(Season 1)
"Crush"
(Season 5)
9
Nicholas Blane Coroner/Pathologist Oswald Spear "Care"
(Season 1)
"Repeat to Fade"
(Season 8)
5
Hazel Ellerby Coroner/Pathologist Heather "Hounded"
(Season 3)
"Duty of Care"
(Season 4)
2
Adjoa Andoh Coroner/Pathologist Lilly "Crush"
(Season 5)
"Repeat to Fade"
(Season 8)
8
Annabel Mullion Coroner/Pathologist Eleanor "Intent"
(Season 5)
"Customs"
(Season 8)
4
Nimmy March Psychiatrist/Psychologist Doctor
Elizabeth Rawls
"Unloved"
(Season 1)
"Bad Romance"
(Season 8)
2
George Anton Psychiatrist/Psychologist Doctor
Roddy Armitage
"Defence"
(Season 3)
"Trial"
(Season 6)
6
Fraser James Children's Psychiatrist/Psychologist
Doctor Toby Marsh
"Broken"
(Season 3)
"Customs"
(Season 8)
5
Patrick Malahide Defense Barrister Robert Ridley QC "Care"
(Season 1)
"Confession"
(Season 3)
3
Lesley Manville Defense Barrister Phyllis Gladstone "Vice"
(Season 1)
N/A 3
Louise Howells Defense Barrister Anna Shorofsky "Care"
(Season 1)
"Samaritan"
(Season 2)
2
Dervla Kirwan Defense Barrister Beatrice McArdle "Unloved"
(Season 1)
"Hidden"
(Season 2)
2
Colin Salmon Defense Barrister Doug Greer "Buried"
(Season 1)
"Survivor's Guilt"
(Season 6)
3
Charles Kay Defense Barrister St John Artemis "Paradise"
(Season 1)
"Sacrifice"
(Season 2)
2
Eddie Marsan Defense Barrister Jason Peters "Love and Loss"
(Season 2)
"Help"
(Season 4)
2
Anna Chancellor Defense Barrister Evelyn Wyndham "Honour Bound"
(Season 2)
"Anonymous"
(Season 3)
2
Gillian McCutcheon City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lady Justice Margaret Blake
"Care"
(Season 1)
N/A 4+
Paul Darrow City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Prentice
"Unsafe"
(Season 1)
N/A 4+
Cyril Nri City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Demarco
"Unloved"
(Season 1)
"Hidden"
(Season 2)
2
John Rowe City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Silverton
"Alesha"
(Season 1)
"Hidden"
(Season 2)
2
Crispin Redman City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Rory Richards
"Hounded"
(Season 3)
N/A 2
Ken Drury City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Pedotti
"Broken"
(Season 3)
"Shaken"
(Season 4)
2
Timothy Davies City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lord Justice Peterson
"Confession"
(Season 3)
N/A 2+
Prue Clarke City of London Crown Court
Judge/Lady Justice Blythe
"Survivor"
(Season 3)
N/A 2
Isla Blair Director of Public Prosecutions
Carla Hopley
"Broken"
(Season 3)
"ID"
(Season 4)
2
Pete Noakes Clerk of the Court "Survivor"
(Season 3)
"Intent"
(Season 5)
6

Differences between UK and original showEdit

  • Instead of using the original theme by Mike Post or a remix, the show uses a new theme composed by Andy Price.
  • The caption cards are displayed in the British date format and add the first part of the postcode for the location e.g. Friday 7th February Bow Street Police Station WC2.
  • Many cases are changed from shootings to stabbings or fatal beatings due to the tough British firearms laws that prohibit private possession of handguns and heavily restrict possession of rifles or shotguns.
  • It is unknown if Law and Order: UK takes place in the same universe as the American Law and Orders.

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