Law & Order: UK

ITV (ended 2014)




Episode Guide

    • Flaw
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      DS Ronnie Brooks is joined by his new partner DS Joe Hawkins as they investigate the death of a jeweller, Harry Bernstein, whose body is found minus his hands and teeth. The dead man's wife Lindsay, her lover David and a former business associate of Harry's are all suspects. The case then takes an unexpected turn when Harry's severed hands are delivered to his sister Rebecca's house in a box, accompanied by a short written message - 'Not Guilty'. Rebecca is on the jury for the trial of Dale Horgan, a drug dealer and murderer whom Ronnie has been trying to nail for years. In court, Jacob Thorne and Kate Barker are faced with formidable defence barrister Eleanor Richmond. Will Ronnie's evidence be enough to convict?moreless
    • Deal
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Matt puts a gang leader in the frame for the murder of a young woman, but the investigation is hampered by a culture of intimidation. A 12-year-old boy is a key witness, but in speaking up he sets a terrible sequence of events in motion.
    • Survivor's Guilt
      Survivor's Guilt
      Season 6 - Episode 1

      DS Sam Casey, brought in to investigate the drive-by shooting of DS Matt Devlin, initially assumes that drug dealer Mark Ellis was involved. He and DS Ronnie Brooks discover that the gunman was targeting police officers because of a long-standing grievance against the police. Prosecutors Jake Thorne and Alesha Phillips must convince a jury that the defendant is a murderer and not a victim of police racism.

    • Hidden
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A young girl goes missing on the way to her guitar lesson. A week later, she is found murdered, and CCTV footage leads detectives to a viable suspect for the kidnapping.
    • Tick Tock
      Tick Tock
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      A couple start shooting patrons at a night club, and police officers race to stop them before anyone else is killed. Defence counsel for the woman argue that she was a victim too, too scared of her partner-in-crime to do anything other than go along with the shootings.
    • Safe
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      The police hunt for a missing two-year-old reported to have been abducted from a high street merry-go-round. The family has been of considerable interest to the local social work department, and the mother's account is soon called into question.
    • Shaken
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      When Alex Raines, a 6-month-old child, dies, it first seems that it was an instance of cot death. However, the investigation reveals that her death was due to shaken-baby syndrome.
    • Survivor
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      A corrupt prison officer is shot dead on a council estate, and Brooks and Devlin must identify the killer among the many who might have wanted him dead. Steel and Phillips identify an opportunity to persuade the killer to help secure the conviction of a career criminal.
    • ID
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A pregnant doctor is murdered in the hospital's car park. It initially appears to have been a crime of passion, but further investigation reveals a government conspiracy.
    • Sacrifice
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A man is found lying in a park with his kidney missing. When the kidney recipient's father and doctor are prosecuted for the assault, George must act as a defence attorney for an old friend.
    • Fault Lines
      Fault Lines
      Season 6 - Episode 7

      A police forensics lab technician is stabbed to death in her home. Another victim, Lucy Kennard, comes forward and identifies her attacker. She and DS Casey become intimate, but she is not what she seems.

    • Intent
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      A couple are stabbed to death in their sleep, and Brooks and Devlin suspect that the real target was a hedge fund manager who previously owned the same house. They identify the killer, but the CPS have to determine whether the charge should be murder or manslaughter.
    • Customs
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      When the body of an elderly woman is discovered at the foot of a well-known suicide leap, Ronnie detects foul play. The dead woman, Ranya Habib, had no apparent reason for killing herself and the finger of suspicion points at Dr Yafeu Elsayed, recently arrived in the UK to visit her. Ronnie wonders if there might be a terrorist connection, but with no evidence attention turns to Ranya's family - her son Tariq and his wife Safia. Even after the detectives obtain a confession to Ranya's murder, Joe is baffled as to the motive and the whole matter seems to be shrouded in a conspiracy of silence. Then as a shocking revelation comes to light, Joe and Kate join forces. It is a move which sees Kate about to jeopardise her entire career as she leaves Jake to prosecute the case on his own.moreless
    • Pride
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      Ronnie and Joe are on the hunt for the killer of a seemingly innocent family man when the investigation leads them to Ronnie's old boss, ex-DI Natalie Chandler. The former detective inspector's father is a man in his 70s called Eddie Stewart and he is the prime suspect. Ronnie has a tough time telling Natalie that her father stands accused of murder. No-one can understand why Eddie would commit such a crime, least of all his own daughter. Jake and Kate try to be sympathetic, but explain that there is nothing they can do unless Eddie agrees to cooperate - a man has died and someone has to take responsibility. Natalie persuades Ronnie that he must go above and beyond the call of duty to try and find the real killer - a move that gets him into trouble with an increasingly frustrated Wes. Just how far is Ronnie prepared to go to help his old friend?moreless
    • Safe from Harm
      Safe from Harm
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      Crime drama series about the two vital parts of the criminal justice system - the police who investigate crime and the Crown Prosecution Service who bring the offenders to trial. When Ronnie and Joe investigate the fatal stabbing of Dr Philip Gardner, a psychiatrist with a caseload of violent adolescent patients, their first instinct is to question the young people he was treating. Then evidence suggests that he may have been having an affair with one of them, and they begin to suspect the doctor's wife Alison. Although initially she denies killing her husband, Alison changes her defence as the case stacks up against her. Pleading that she was not in her right mind and lost control at the time of the stabbing, she makes a persuasive case. Her case is in fact so persuasive that Kate begins to question whether Alison should be on trial for murder at all, but Jake is determined to see justice done. Thanks to some last minute detective work, the team are finally able to uncover the truth.moreless
    • Bad Romance
      Bad Romance
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      A blood-stained hotel room and a stolen credit card lead Ronnie and Joe to Charles Hutton, a wealthy member of the upper classes who dotes on his wife Camille and daughter Georgia. It is hard to work out what crime has been committed, but Ronnie and Joe have enough evidence to suggest that Georgia gave birth in the hotel room. There is no trace of a baby and it proves difficult for Jake and Kate to mount a prosecution case against Georgia and her boyfriend. To make matters worse, the defence counsel turns out to be an old opponent of Jake's, Maitland Cosby. As the evidence against the young couple stacks up, how far is Georgia's father prepared to go to protect her?moreless
    • I Predict a Riot
      I Predict a Riot
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      Crime drama series. Ronnie and Joe come across a skeleton in a car boot at the bottom of the Thames. It turns out that the dead man was Taylor Kane, a black undercover police officer who went missing at the time of the Brixton riots in the 1980s. Unsettling evidence comes to light as Ronnie, Joe and Wes begin to raise issues and ask questions which the police would rather forget - and Wes gets an unexpected visit from the Commissioner. In court, Jake takes up the prosecution case as Philip Nevins appears for the defendant, DS Darren Grady. Accusations are thrown and the trial hits the headlines. Wes, Ronnie and Joe are drawn deeper and deeper into a case which sees the law itself in the witness box. Then Kane's sister Nikki comes knocking at their door. It is time to choose sides as friendships and loyalties are tested and careers are put on the line in the interests of justice.moreless
    • Broken
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A toddler has been led to his death by two older girls. With each accusing the other of strangling the youngster, the police investigation relies on forensic evidence. In preparing the case for the prosecution, Castle solicits the views of the victim's mother.
    • Confession
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Investigating the murder of a friend and fellow police officer, Devlin discovers that the victim had been in contact with their childhood priest, whom he claimed had sexually abused him. There is insufficient evidence to mount a prosecution for murder, but Steel and Phillips are determined to bring the killer to trial.moreless
    • Defence
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      An unidentified man attacks four people in a shop with a bayonet, killing three and leaving the fourth for dead. Brooks and Devlin must apprehend the killer before he strikes again. Confronted by a solid defence, Steel tries to persuade the accused to admit his guilt.
    • Samaritan
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A police officer is killed in a shoot out with a drug dealer. Based on the testimony of another dealer, Brooks and Devlin must determine whether back up was slow to arrive and left the officer to die because he was gay.
    • Duty of Care
      Duty of Care
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A disabled teenage boy who has learning difficulties has been bullied by kids in his neighbourhood for years. When he is murdered, it looks like an open and shut case, but James and Alesha must deal with a defence lawyer who wants to win at all costs.
    • Crush
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      An escort is murdered, and detectives readily identify a regular client as the killer. Leading the cross examination, Alesha comes to doubt the guilt of the accused.
    • Honour Bound
      Honour Bound
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Following the DPS investigation of the shooting of an informant by a detective, Devlin looks into the detective's past which leads to an investigation of Brooks for stealing drugs six years earlier.
    • Community Service
      Community Service
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      A bipolar homeless man is found beaten unconscious. An angry resident of the neighbourhood is charged with the premeditated attack.
    • Trial
      Season 6 - Episode 4

      An elderly janitor is murdered, and the precise nature of the crime are detailed in a manual he purchased three weeks earlier. Brooks and Casey track down the killer, but the defence team gets a vital piece of evidence excluded from the trial. Thorne and Phillips uncover a second suspect.

    • Haunted
      Season 6 - Episode 3

      A criminal makes a deathbed confession to the murder of a teenaged girl, which poses problems for DS Brooks as he was involved in the arrest and conviction of the victim's father some 14 years before. Reopening the investigation, Brooks and Casey identify another suspect, but Brooks's conduct during the original inquiry come under scrutiny in court.

    • Immune
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Two armed robbers shoot a man dead and take a taxi driver hostage after fleeing a fast food restaurant. DSs Casey and Brooks track down one of the men, but he demands immunity from prosecution for murder in exchange for information about the whereabouts of the cabbie. The CPS agrees, but when the kidnapped man is found dead, Jake Thorne tries to press ahead with the murder charge.

    • Dawn Till Dusk
      Dawn Till Dusk
      Season 6 - Episode 6

      Casey and Brooks attend the scene when a barman is found shot dead in his car, then respond to an emergency call relating to a violent argument in an office. Elsewhere, at the crown court, a murder trial is thrown off track when a defendant alleges that he was intimidated into making a false confession by one of the detectives.

    • Buried
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      The remains of an eight-year-old boy are uncovered, twenty-five years after he was reported missing. DSs Brooks and Devlin re-interview the man arrested during the original enquiry. The boy's childhood friend reluctantly agrees to undergo EMDR therapy and appears to recall the events of the night that Tommy disappeared, but George Castle is sceptical about the value of her recovered memories.moreless
    • Unsafe
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      The discovery of a body in a shallow grave by the Thames prompts DSs Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin to reopen an eight-year-old murder case. The man convicted of that murder is given leave to appeal and chooses to represent himself in court. James Steel, who prosecuted at the original trial, once again represents the Crown. With questions over the handling of the prosecution case, James's career is on the line. And the murders are not yet over.moreless
    • Love and Loss
      Love and Loss
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A teenaged girl returning from vacation with her friends dies from a heroin overdose. Devlin and Brooks must find the man who hired her to smuggle the drugs.
    • Paradise
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      DSs Brooks and Devlin investigate an arson attack on a Turkish social club, which left seventeen dead. A complex investigation leads to the arsonist, but there is doubt as to whether he was working alone.
    • Line Up
      Line Up
      Season 6 - Episode 5

      A video of the assault and shooting of a teenage girl has gone viral. Brooks and Casey must identify the victim and track down her attackers. Without any forensic evidence, the prosecution hinges on the evidence of a key witness.

    • Anonymous
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A woman has complained of being stalked over a two-year period but the police are unable to act until events take a sinister turn.
    • Unloved
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A 13-year-old boy is found kicked to death at Euston rail station. DSs Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin discover that the boy's mother is a reformed drug-addict whose boyfriend is suspected of physically abusing her son, and are concerned about events at the boy's foster home. When the case comes to trial, the accused is represented by James Steel's ex-girlfriend, who advances the novel line of defence that the accused was genetically predisposed towards murder.moreless
    • Masquerade
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      A student is stabbed to death, and two suspects have given one another alibis, but a library book taken out on the day of the murder points the way for Brooks and Devlin. The accused claims self-defence, presenting a tricky prosecution for Steel.
    • Fatherly Love
      Fatherly Love
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      Brooks and Casey investigate the death of a woman whose body is recovered from the Thames. Initial enquiries focus on the dead woman's abusive ex-husband, but when they uncover a relationship between her second husband and her daughter it suggests a possible motive for murder.

    • Tremors
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      DI Wes Leyton and DS Ronnie Brooks investigate the death in his court cell of Finn Tyler. The suspended DS Casey spends the day with his son. New colleagues Jake and Kate get to know one another over drinks.

    • The Wrong Man
      The Wrong Man
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Brooks and Devlin investigate the death of a woman brought into a hospital suffering from flu-like symptoms, the latest in a series of suspicious deaths at the hospital. New senior prosecutor Jake Thorne leads for the Crown, but the accused claims to have been set up by others in his department.moreless
    • Vice
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      An ex-vice officer is found beaten to death in a Paddington underpass. Investigating, DSs Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin uncover some uncomfortable truths about the victim's private life. In court, Crown Prosecutors James Steel and Alesha Phillips face an old sparring partner of their boss, whose client claims to have acted in self-defence.moreless
    • Alesha
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      DSs Brooks and Devlin investigate allegations of sexual assault made against a Harley Street gynaecologist by one of his patients. They find no conclusive evidence, but Alesha Phillips of the CPS is determined to secure a case against the doctor.
    • Skeletons
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      The team chases a serial killer across London, and Steel is forced to fight for his job and defend himself against allegations that he perverted justice.
    • Mortal
      Season 7 - Episode 5

      An elderly woman is found dead in her flat, apparently killed during a robbery gone wrong. The dead woman's granddaughter, however, implicates the live-in carer, who in turn suggests that the granddaughter had tried been trying to starve the woman to death.

    • Paternal
      Season 7 - Episode 3

      The estranged father of a boy with leukaemia is found shot dead in his hotel room. DSs Casey and Brooks discover that the dead man was carrying a number of secrets, and turn their attention to the dead man's father-in-law.

    • Denial
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      A judge is badly injured when she is shot during what appears to be a car robbery. The investigation reveals that a hitman had been hired to kill her.
    • Hounded
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      A 16-year-old girl is found dead in her home, apparently from natural causes. Brooks and Devlin uncover an unlikely murder weapon and identify a recently-released rapist as their suspect. Steel is determined to secure a conviction.
    • Help
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      A football player is murdered on the street. Police believe at first that he was killed by a man who helped him change a tyre, but the prime suspect soon becomes the Crown's star witness.
    • Care
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A hospital evacuation leads to the discovery of a body. Investigation by DSs Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin leads them to King's Cross, where a number of people are upset by changes to the area. Under pressure from DI Natalie Chandler, the officers believe they have identified the murderer, but the evidence is less than overwhelming. Faced with a skilled defence barrister, Crown Prosecutors James Steel and Alesha Phillips team up with the detectives to secure enough evidence to prevent the collapse of the trial.moreless
    • Tracks
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      A suicidal man drives across a railway line, causes a fatal train crash, although he survives. His defence barrister, Kate Barker, argues that he is not culpable by reason of mental illness. When the defendant is found dead in his cell, DS Casey is implicated. Henry Sharpe decides to recruit Kate to the CPS.

    • Dependant
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      A homosexual man is found beaten to death and his adopted son has gone missing. Brooks and Casey arrest the child's biological parents, who give conflicting stories. Kate Barker's emotional investment in the case threatens to undermine the prosecution.

    • Repeat to Fade
      Repeat to Fade
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Still reeling from the shocking death of one of their team, Ronnie and Joe have a new case to deal with when an innocent young mother is stabbed to death in a busy London market place. Under pressure from all sides to solve the case and make Londoners feel safe again, Ronnie and Joe struggle to gather enough evidence to charge the youth they believe is responsible - Bobbi Washington. When Bobbi inadvertently confesses to Ronnie, they think they have got him bang to rights - but with Bobbi's confession uncorroborated by anyone else, both Ronnie's honesty and his future as a detective are in doubt.moreless
    • Hard Stop
      Hard Stop
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      Crime drama series. When a spate of shootings claims one of Ronnie and Joe's own colleagues, the pair are left with little time to grieve - they must catch the killer before he or she moves on to the next person on the hit list. The next likely victim seems to be Henry Sharpe, head of the Crown Prosecution Service, but gradually the link between all the targets becomes clear. The connection is Mark Glendon, who has been in prison after being convicted of the murder of his wife four years previously. Although Glendon is still in custody, his case has been reopened for a retrial. The police face an uphill struggle to find any leads implicating Glendon in the shootings. With the new trial already underway, the race is on to catch the killer before the jury deliver their verdict. With Bradley Walsh, Ben Bailey-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Dominic Rowan, Georgia Taylor, Peter Davison.moreless