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River 

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John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

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Abi Morgan
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2015  
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Series cast summary:
Stellan Skarsgård ...  John River 6 episodes, 2015
Nicola Walker ...  Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson 6 episodes, 2015
Lesley Manville ...  Chrissie Read 6 episodes, 2015
Eddie Marsan ...  Thomas Cream 6 episodes, 2015
Adeel Akhtar ...  Ira King 6 episodes, 2015
Georgina Rich ...  Rosa Fallows 6 episodes, 2015
Owen Teale ...  Marcus McDonald 6 episodes, 2015
Turlough Convery ...  Frankie Stevenson 6 episodes, 2015
Roy Martin Thorn Roy Martin Thorn ...  Police Officer 6 episodes, 2015
Michael Maloney ...  Tom Read 5 episodes, 2015
Sorcha Cusack ...  Bridie Stevenson 5 episodes, 2015
Steve Nicolson ...  Jimmy Stevenson 5 episodes, 2015
Jim Norton ...  Michael Bennigan 4 episodes, 2015
Josef Altin ...  Christopher Riley / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Peter Bankole ...  Haider Jamal Abdi / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Pippa Bennett-Warner ...  Tia 2 episodes, 2015
Lydia Leonard ...  Marianne King 2 episodes, 2015
Franz Drameh ...  Bruno Marconi 2 episodes, 2015
Shannon Tarbet ...  Erin Fielding 2 episodes, 2015
Steve Edwin Steve Edwin ...  Security Guard 2 episodes, 2015
Ali Craig ...  Banker 2 episodes, 2015
Stacha Hicks ...  Housewife / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Souleiman Bock ...  Khaalid Mohamoud 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Byron ...  Ukrainian Manager / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Jon House Jon House ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 2015
Stefan Kalipha ...  Omari Tadros 2 episodes, 2015
Louis Mahoney ...  Lumo 2 episodes, 2015
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A hardened, yet psychologically vulnerable, Swedish-born police detective in London struggles to deal with having witnessed the murder of his detective partner. He must come to terms with the loss whilst investigating her murder, helped (and sometimes hindered) by what he calls 'manifests' - the ghosts of both victims and criminals, including the shade of his partner.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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A recurrent song throughout this series is "I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)," by British disco artist Tina Charles (circa 1976). See more »

Quotes

Jackie 'Stevie' Stevenson: Sex is an itch to scratch. Love is an itch so far down your back that you can never scratch it with your own hand.
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Featured in BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016) See more »

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One of the best miniseries we've seen in years
19 November 2015 | by don-792-214358See all my reviews

Beautifully done -- writing, acting, direction, everything. Unlike some other reviewers, my wife and I found the stretching of our perceptions that River's hallucinations required of us only deepened our immersion in the emotional truth of the story. It made River's journey all the more moving.

Special praise must go to the superb ensemble of actors, especially Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker. Such beautifully nuanced performances!

We sincerely hope there will be another case that will allow us to join River on another journey.


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Release Date:

13 October 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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