UK, Episode 5.06
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First aired: 14 August 2011
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Law and Order UK - Series Five - Episode 6
Written By
Emilia De Gorilamo

Directed By
Andy Goddard


"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two groups. The police who investigate the crime, and the Crown prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories..."

The final episode of series five sees the police and prosecutors of Law & Order: UK facing their darkest hour.

Lead writer Emilia di Girolamo says: "We end series five on an enormous cliffhanger and we believe for our loyal audience it'll be worth the wait for series six to find out what happens. In these two episodes we have the most explosive, emotionally charged and heart-rending episodes Law & Order: UK has ever done."

Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan join the cast of ITV's highly successful drama Law & Order: UK for the fifth series.

This time around the critically acclaimed cast, including Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber and Freema Agyeman have a tough, new ally in their fight for justice in the form of Senior Crown Prosecutor Jake Thorne; a gifted and uncompromising prosecutor played by Dominic Rowan (Catwalk Dogs, The Family Man).

And Peter Davison (Unforgiven, Distant Shores, The Last Detective) is Henry Sharpe taking over the job of Director of the CPS. Henry is a down to earth pragmatist and a great boss who has worked with Jake Thorne before.

In the last episode of the series the team struggles to understand the involvement of 12-year-old Kaden Blake in the shooting of mother and carer, Lia Brown. DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) is drawn to this damaged boy, saddened to see a life doomed by circumstance, furious that gang leader and local dealer, Mark Ellis (Charles Mnene), remains untouchable by the law.

Matt forces the hands of our Crown Prosecutors to move Ellis into the frame for the crime. The culture of intimidation and silence that rules gang life seems set to undo all of our heroes' good work. It is up to Kaden himself to find the courage to speak out. In doing so, he sets in motion a shattering chain of events. One day that will shake the world of our heroes forever. Lucy Speed guest stars.

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Previous episode:
Law & Order: UK
Season 5
Next episode:
"Survivor's Guilt"
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