Law & Order: UK

Fault Lines

Series 6 - Episode 7 Fault Lines



Lord knows this series can blow hot and cold: one week it’s watery clichés, the next a gripping morality tale. Happily, the current run ends on a high, with a case that becomes squirmingly uncomfortable for DS Sam Casey.

When Paul Nicholls replaced Jamie Bamber at the start of this series, it felt like knee-jerk casting, but Nicholls has bedded in nicely. The trouble is, he beds in a little too nicely tonight with one of the victims of a crime, an attractive, scared young woman who needs the reassurance of a police officer. Lydia Leonard plays her beautifully. We know Sam shouldn’t. He knows he shouldn’t. But we can see why he might.


A police lab technician is stabbed to death in her home and while Brooks and Casey pursue their lead suspect, another woman is attacked in an identical fashion. The second victim survives and is able to identify her assailant, but she and Casey fall for each other - a relationship that threatens to damage both the CPS's case and the detective's career. Guest starring Lydia Leonard, with Bradley Walsh and Paul Nicholls.

Cast & 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
Lucy Kennard Lydia Leonard
Yvette Dyer Patricia Potter
Eli Smart Benedict Wong
Tom Hartson Luke Roberts
Judge Gunner Ranjit Krishnamma
Chloe Abbot Jennifer James
Carl Lucas Ariyon Bakare
Joy Ackroyd Nicola Sanderson
Pete Alexander Perkins
Angela Jessica Gunning
Jeremy Barton Jordan Young
Director David O'Neill
Executive Producer Dick Wolf
Executive Producer Andrew Woodhead
Executive Producer Stephen Garrett
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Producer Richard Stokes
Writer Emilia di Girolamo
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