Law & Order: UK

Series 6 - 5. Line Up

Line Up
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Newcomers may not be aware of some essential back story that hangs over this episode like a stormcloud. Crown prosecutor Alesha (Freema Agyeman) was raped at the end of the first series, under strange and awful circumstances. Since then, any case involving rape causes her colleagues to shoot nervous glances at her, though she generally carries on regardless — as tonight, when she takes the lead against three teenage boys who had sex with a 14-year-old girl. They filmed it and circulated it on the net (the plot is best avoided if you’re of a delicate disposition). With evidence like that, a conviction seems a formality, but that’s reckoning without the ugliness of a rape trial.

About this programme

5/7. A murder inquiry is launched when the police are alerted to shocking internet footage showing a teenage girl being attacked and shot. The investigation is hindered by the lack of a body, but the video provides enough clues to eventually put a name to the victim and track down her killers. However, a vow of silence between the defendants means Jake and Alesha face one of their toughest court battles yet.

Cast and crew


Ronnie Brooks
Bradley Walsh
Sam Casey
Paul Nicholls
Natalie Chandler
Harriet Walter
Jacob Thorne
Dominic Rowan
Alesha Phillips
Freema Agyeman
Henry Sharpe
Peter Davison
Renay Everett
Eva Pope
Gino Russo
Dorian Lough
Anna Russo
Jessica Lester
Danny Heywood
Laurie Duncan
Justice Reynolds
Philip Voss
Jessica Gunning
Rita Russo
Sara Stephens
Wendy Heywood
Rachel Clarke
Wyatt Ressler
Andrew Shire
Mrs Preston
Katie Males
Christian Preston
Ben Folly
Isaac Johnson
Mark Springer
Georgia Henshaw
Reece Leighwood
Reece Beaumont
Morgan Braithe
Mark Straker
Tristan Forbes-Langton
Will Ashcroft
Jade Camille


MT Adler
Executive Producer
Dick Wolf
Executive Producer
Andrew Woodhead
Executive Producer
Stephen Garrett
Executive Producer
Jane Featherstone
Richard Stokes
Emilia di Girolamo