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BAFTA TV AWARD® winner

The Shadow Line

Season 1
Christopher Eccleston and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in this intricate conspiracy thriller. Detective Jonah Gabriel is called to investigate the murder of the head of a major criminal organization. At the same time, an associate of the organization is planning to risk everything he has on one last drug deal. As Gabriel begins to unravel the threads, the web of intrigue becomes more complex.
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
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    February 18, 2012
    50min
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    Two years ago Harvey Wratten, one of the UK's biggest crime lords, was imprisoned. But after serving only 2 years he receives a Royal Pardon. After only 4 hours of freedom Harvey Wratten is murdered. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel is assigned the case having just returned to work after being shot during an undercover operation.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
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    May 12, 2011
    52min
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    Julie and Joseph Bede meet with her doctor who delivers devastating news, that Julie's Alzheimer's is getting progressively worse and she has only six months to a year to live. Jonah Gabriel explains to the parents of his former partner, Delaney, how he has no recollection of the shooting that killed their son, or the circumstances that found them in that situation.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
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    May 19, 2011
    51min
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    Andy Dixon, scared and isolated, finally breaks cover and calls Sara which allows the police to put a trace on the call. A chase ensues through City Park, with Gabriel, Honey and Jay Wratten all trying to reach Andy.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4
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    May 26, 2011
    52min
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    Bede meets with Harris and tells him that he wants to do business. Jay Wratten goes to Bede to tell him that Bob Harris was responsible for Wratten's murder. Bede reiterates his desire to be out of the game after one last deal. Bede's beloved wife Julie's Alzheimer's is deteriorating. Journalist McGovern express his suspicions about illegal police activity to Sergeant Foley.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5
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    June 2, 2011
    52min
    TV-14
    Petra, Glickman's girlfriend, visits Bede. He's never heard of her, but Glickman kept his world separate. She wants his help to find Glickman. Jay Wratten visits Glickman's son Leonard and asks if his father would like to keep his first grandchild safe. Gatehouse goes to Leonard's house where he plays an evil game with Frieda and the baby.
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6
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    June 9, 2011
    52min
    TV-14
    Joseph Bede and Petra Mayler meet at his flower factory. They both have no regrets about what happened between them. Gabriel and his wife Laura are at the hospital having a scan. He takes a call from Peter Glickman, who tells him to "follow the drugs". He does. Gabriel and Honey learn that Delaney had stolen coded drugs from the evidence room.
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  7. S1 E7 - Episode 7
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    June 16, 2011
    46min
    TV-14
    Sergeant Foley gives Beatty the opportunity to get the inside scoop on a new line, where Harvey Wratten left off, run by Joseph Bede. Alison returns from hiding with her and Gabriels child. Gabriel has the house staked out and is furious to see her return, but she refuses to leave.
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  8. S1 E8 - Episode 8
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    June 16, 2011
    49min
    TV-14
    Jonah Gabriel tracks down Penney on his sail boat. Penney reveals the truth about "Counterpoint". He tells him Gatehouse will now kill all the old players and start the game with new players. Gabriel tells Patterson he wants to prosecute Commissioner Khokar on the grounds of conspiracy to promote and profit from state controlled crime.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Hugo Blick
Producers
Johann Knobel
Starring
Chiwetel EjioforChristopher EcclestonSir Antony Sher
Studio
BBC Studios
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