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Episode 5: Line Up

Summary

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.

Review

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.

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Ronnie BrooksBradley Walsh
Sam CaseyPaul Nicholls
Natalie ChandlerHarriet Walter
Jacob ThorneDominic Rowan
Alesha PhillipsFreema Agyeman
Henry SharpePeter Davison
Renay EverettEva Pope
Gino RussoDorian Lough
Anna RussoJessica Lester
Danny HeywoodLaurie Duncan
Justice ReynoldsPhilip Voss
AngelaJessica Gunning
Rita RussoSara Stephens
Wendy HeywoodRachel Clarke
Wyatt ResslerAndrew Shire
Mrs PrestonKatie Males
Christian PrestonBen Folly
Isaac JohnsonMark Springer
JadieGeorgia Henshaw
Reece LeighwoodReece Beaumont
Morgan BraitheMark Straker
Tristan Forbes-LangtonWill Ashcroft
MoniqueJade Camille

Crew

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DirectorMT Adler
Executive producerDick Wolf
Executive producerAndrew Woodhead
Executive producerStephen Garrett
Executive producerJane Featherstone
ProducerRichard Stokes
WriterEmilia di Girolamo

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  • Episode 5

    Line Up

    Summary

    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.

    Review

    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.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Ronnie BrooksBradley Walsh
    Sam CaseyPaul Nicholls
    Natalie ChandlerHarriet Walter
    Jacob ThorneDominic Rowan
    Alesha PhillipsFreema Agyeman
    Henry SharpePeter Davison
    Renay EverettEva Pope
    Gino RussoDorian Lough
    Anna RussoJessica Lester
    Danny HeywoodLaurie Duncan
    Justice ReynoldsPhilip Voss
    AngelaJessica Gunning
    Rita RussoSara Stephens
    Wendy HeywoodRachel Clarke
    Wyatt ResslerAndrew Shire
    Mrs PrestonKatie Males
    Christian PrestonBen Folly
    Isaac JohnsonMark Springer
    JadieGeorgia Henshaw
    Reece LeighwoodReece Beaumont
    Morgan BraitheMark Straker
    Tristan Forbes-LangtonWill Ashcroft
    MoniqueJade Camille

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMT Adler
    Executive producerDick Wolf
    Executive producerAndrew Woodhead
    Executive producerStephen Garrett
    Executive producerJane Featherstone
    ProducerRichard Stokes
    WriterEmilia di Girolamo
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