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The Weight of One Man's Heart 

A series of robberies plagues the area, and when some of the stolen items are inexplicably returned to their owners, Reid is left stumped. Meanwhile, a sinister face from Drake's military past reappears.


Colm McCarthy


Toby Finlay, Richard Warlow (creator)


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Cpt. Homer Jackson
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Jonathan Barnwell ... P.C. Dick Hobbs
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
Charlene McKenna ... Rose Erskine
Iain Glen ... Madoc Faulkner
Sam Hazeldine ... George Doggett
Julian Firth ... Mr. Wheen
Lalor Roddy ... Birdseller
Liam Carney ... Lynch
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Ranger Master
Derek Reid Derek Reid ... Chatwood
Gus McDonagh Gus McDonagh ... Guard


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The area is hit by a series of robberies in which safes are blown open. Madoc Faulkner, Drake's former commanding officer, comes to see him and is bitter about the treatment of ex-soldiers now fallen on hard times who are seen as scroungers. Reid's inquiries lead him to George Doggett, another ex-soldier, who agrees to a deal and tells him when the next robbery will take place. Drake, now aware that the perpetrators are his old comrades and disgruntled former soldiers, finds his loyalties torn and opts to put duty before old friendships. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Both of the actors that play Drake and Faulkner have been on Game of Thrones. See more »


Madoc is eating when Drake finds him the morning after their dinner. On the plate are two pieces of uniform, machine sliced bread. The first commercially sliced bread was not available until July 1928. See more »


Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake: You see, I, I'm, you know I'm not a rich man. But what I cannot offer you in wealth and luxury, I, Miss Rose, I offer you my whole heart, for always. For when I look upon you, I feel a mercy I thought lost to me. And I would work as hard as any man is able and harder to provide every day for your happiness and to be a better man, if you would, that is to say if, if you might consider doing me the utmost honor of being at my side.
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Release Date:

16 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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