55 Degrees North

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BBC (ended 2005)

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"This show airs in the United States under the title "The Night Detective"

Set amidst the vibrant streets of Newcastle, 55 Degrees North is a six-part drama series for BBC ONE. Don Gilet stars as DS Nicky Cole, a charismatic London detective relocated to Newcastle to work the nightshift after he blows the whistle on police corruption. Blending drama and dry humour, the series follows Nicky as he comes to terms with his career change and tries to make his face fit within his new Northern environment.

Armed with a self-effacing manner and a lively sense of humour, Nicky quickly discovers that being a good cop doesn't always win you friends. Stuck away from the land of the living as a night detective, he learns that new friends are in short supply—the other detectives look upon him with suspicion and his boss DI Carter doesn't do much to make his new recruit welcome.

Although his methods can, at times, be unorthodox, Nicky always tries to do the right thing, even if it does make him unpopular with his new colleagues. Nicky finds his match in self-assured Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Claire Maxwell. But could their friendship ever develop beyond the boundaries of work?moreless
George Harris

George Harris

Uncle Errol Hill

Dervla Kirwan

Dervla Kirwan

Claire Maxwell

Christian Rodska

Christian Rodska

DI Dennis Carter

Mark Lewis Jones

Mark Lewis Jones

DI Russell Bing [season 2]

Andrew Dunn

Andrew Dunn

Sgt Rick Astel