Running in the shadows
THIS new series sends viewers down a meandering path of second- guessing and dark ulterior motives as a damaged cop is called back into service and thrown in the deep end with UK’S biggest crime lords.
Harvey Wratten is released on a royal pardon from prison just 24 months into an 18- year stint for importing 200kg of heroin sparking suspicion from media, politicians and police.
He is gunned down, leaving an associate, Joseph Bede ( Christopher Eccleston) the chance to cash in on one last deal for him and his wife ( Lesley Sharp), who has Alzheimer’s.
Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel ( Chiwetel Ejiofor), crippled from amnesia and mistrust of colleagues, must follow a shadowy line into a world of puppets controlled by Glickman ( Sir Antony Sher), the puppeteer of the underworld.