Maverick Irish cop Tommy Murphy has nothing to lose. Guilt-ridden over the death of his young daughter, who was slain by the IRA, he flees to London to work undercover for the Metropolitan Police. James Nesbitt (Cold Feet) shines in a role written especially for him by novelist Colin Bateman. Seen on BBC America. “Clever and unsettling” Entertainment Weekly. SDH, Mature audiences.
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Series 1: Discs 1-3
Detective Tommy Murphy has nothing left to lose. Guilt-ridden over the death of his young daughter, who was slain by the IRA, he flees to London to work undercover for the Metropolitan Police. Hardheaded, hard-drinking, brash, and brooding, Murphy is down on his luck. But he still has more than a bit of the old Irish charm, flashing quick wit and a roguish grin.
Series Two: Discs 4 & 5
James Nesbitt returns as undercover cop Tommy Murphy in this action-packed crime drama. In Series 2, the stakes are higher, the stories grittier, and Murphy even more tormented. He takes on six different personas as he hunts for a serial killer, investigates a young officer's death, joins an Interpol investigation, tracks down the truth about a biotech laboratory, solves a suicide in a convent, and has the chance to exact a very personal revenge.
Series Three: Discs 6 & 7
Taking on the biggest challenge of his career, undercover cop Tommy Murphy poses as a hit man to bring down a London crime boss and cop killer. He goes deeper underground than ever, faking an assassination, putting his life at risk, and sabotaging a complex, costly police operation in pursuit of a bigger prize.
The story builds through all six episodes, each darker than the last, as Murphy walks the line between deception and detection. A man with a tragic past, he has already lost friends, lovers, even his own daughter. Now he's in danger of losing himself.
Series Four & Five: Discs 8 & 9
Disc 1: Series 4
On compassionate leave to care for his mother, Murphy receives orders to infiltrate the Johnstone brothers, two hard-boiled Belfast criminals exiled to England. Billy is a violent thug, and Drew, a jailhouse convert to Islam, is engaged to the daughter of a wealthy Pakistani businessman. The story continues as Murphy finds himself more and more involved with the two brothers until he gets caught in a final showdown.
Disc 2: Series 5
Two undercover officers, Mitch and Kim, have disappeared, and Murphy feels responsible. Both are his friends, and Kim is his protégé, a young woman with a bright future. Murphy follows a trail of clues that leads to a group of human traffickers and sex traders. The situations soon gets out of hand and Murphy's cover is blown. Ignoring his superiors, he rushes to find Kim. Will this be the last straw for Murphy?
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time 23 hours
Number of Discs: 9
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains adult language, nudity, and disturbing images.
"A terrific performance"San Francisco Chronicle
"Outstanding series"The Mirror (UK)
"Clever and unsettling"Entertainment Weekly
"Eminently watchable"San Francisco Chronicle
"Terrific"The Guardian (UK)
"Tense and gripping"The Observer (UK)
"Nesbitt is a law unto himself"The Guardian (UK)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Serial (2008)
Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television (James Nesbitt, 2007)
Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Television (Liam Cunningham, 2007)
Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Soap (2007)
Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best Actor in Television (James Nesbitt, 2005)
Irish Film and Television Award Nomination for Best TV Drama/Drama Series (2005)