The Level

Series 1 - Episode 6

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Review

Cuffs was the last big crime drama to use Brighton as a setting. Which isn’t a great omen for The Level, because Cuffs shuffled (or was pushed) off the pier after one series. Judging by the way this final episode wraps up, the team behind The Level is hoping to do better.

Doors are left open, plotlines trailed forward and characters we might reasonably have expected to end the tale in handcuffs continue to threaten the peace of the South Coast. But don’t worry, we do learn who shot local haulier Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister) and our ill-starred cop heroine Nancy (Karla Crome), in a conclusion that may furrow a few brows.

Summary

Nancy's personal and professional lives collide when she sees a connection between her mother and the missing truck, as the full extent of Frank's monstrous crimes becomes clear, and she is forced to operate outside the law to prove her case against Nash. Hayley is let down by her ex-husband, leading Quinn to offer some much-needed comfort that provides food for thought, while Cherie doesn't seem to want to face the truth when Hayley asks her some probing questions.

Cast & Crew

Nancy Devlin Karla Crome
Hayley Svrcek Laura Haddock
Sean `Gunner' Martin Noel Clarke
Kevin O'Dowd Robert James-Collier
Michelle Newman Lindsey Coulson
Cherie Le Saux Amanda Burton
Shay Nash Joe Absolom
Darryl Quinn Lorne MacFadyen
Gayle Vincent Jane Hazlegrove
Teresa Devlin Suzanne Packer
Gil Devlin Gary Lewis
Julie Ruth Madeley
Sharad Nayer Ashley Kumar
Tate Le Saux Cian Binchy
Romany Svcek Grace Pennington
Thane Svrcek Alfie Pennington
Hansa Nayar Hussina Raja
Director Mark Everest
Executive Producer Kate Norrish
Executive Producer Polly Leys
Producer Jane Dauncey
Writer Gaby Chiappe
Writer Alex Perrin
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