Babylon. Image shows from L to R: Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), Chief Constable Richard Miller (James Nesbitt). Image credit: Nightjack.

New series expected to start 13th November


New series expected to start 13th November.

Police-based comedy drama directed by Danny Boyle. James Nesbitt stars as Chief Constable Richard Miller

Comedy Drama
2014  (Channel 4)
7 (pilot + 1 series)
James Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Jonny Sweet, Bertie Carvel, Ella Smith, Martin Trenaman, Jim Howick, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Cavan Clerkin
Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Danny Boyle, Robert Jones

Coppers. The Sweeney. Plods. The Old Bill. London's police force - the oldest in the world - is in need of a public image revamp, and Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it.

Introducing Liz Garvey - an American visionary from the world of new media, parachuted in to revolutionise a PR department struggling to keep up in an age of rolling news, smart phones and a news-breaking, information-hungry public.

Also running operations at police HQ are Commissioner Miller's right-hand man Deputy Commissioner Charles Inglis, loyal Staff Officer Tom Oliver and Liz's second-in command, Finn. Out on the streets Territorial Support Group (TSG) officers Davina and Robbie are tasked with upholding the peace - though Robbie would much rather be playing with the big boys of Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19), joining the likes Officer Neil. Meanwhile they're trailed by fly-on-the-wall TV cameraman Matt Coward, desperate to capture some juicy footage at the heart of the action.

Razor-sharp and visually audacious, Babylon takes a wry look at the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines of a modern police force, as it attempts to uphold the peace under constant scrutiny in one of the world's busiest capital cities.