Babylon. Image shows from L to R: Finn (Bertie Carvel), Liz Garvey (Brit Marling). Copyright: Nightjack.

Babylon

Channel 4 comedy drama. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series) in 2014. Stars James Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Jonny Sweet, Bertie Carvel, Ella Smith, Martin Trenaman and others.

Pilot

A sniper is on the prowl, picking people off, seemingly at random, across London. It's a hectic first day for new head of PR, Liz Garvey.

Further details

Babylon. Richard Miller (James Nesbitt). Copyright: Nightjack.

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 9th February 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
90 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    James Nesbitt Richard Miller
    Brit Marling Liz Garvey
    Paterson Joseph Charles Inglis
    Jonny Sweet Tom Oliver
    Bertie Carvel Finn
    Ella Smith Mia
    Martin Trenaman Miles
    Jim Howick Gerry
    Jill Halfpenny Davina
    Adam Deacon Robbie
    Cavan Clerkin Clarkey
    Andrew Brooke Officer Neil
    Nick Blood Warwick
    Stuart Martin Tony
    Nicola Walker Franklin
    Daniel Kaluuya Matt Coward
    Mark Womack Hopwood
    Guest cast
    Joanne Adams Red BMW Woman
    Arinda Alexander Uxbridge TV Reporter
    Ako Ali Kurdish Protestor
    Layke Anderson Aide
    Tom Andrews SCO19 Commanding Officer
    Will Austin SCO19 Officer
    Navin Chowdhry Adeel
    Sam Coulson Patrick
    Spencer Cummins TSG Commanding Officer
    Skye Degruttola BMW Child
    Roxy Dunn Cathy
    John Glynn Householder
    Dan Jay Green Calvin
    Elena Hargreaves PCSO Fiona Lovett
    Sally Hurst Ollie's Girlfriend
    Marek Larwood London Mayor
    Tom Lawrence News Producer
    Vince Leigh PC On Screen
    Polly Maberly Female IPCC Investigator
    Nathan Mack Tyler
    Wendy Meredith Penny
    Ntonga Mwanza Newham Street Man
    Glyn Pritchard Ollie
    James Robinson PCSO's Husband
    Ian Targett Male IPCC Investigator
    Matthew Tennyson Counsellor
    Craig Whittaker ARV Officer
    Louise Hulland TV News Reporter
    Ashish Joshi TV News Reporter
    Juliet Mann TV News Reporter
    Graham Rogers TV News Reporter
    Barbara Serra TV News Reporter
    Jon Culshaw Mayor (Voice)
    Writing team
    Sam Bain Writer
    Jesse Armstrong Writer
    Production team
    Danny Boyle Director
    Derrin Schlesinger Producer
    Robert Jones Executive Producer
    Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
    Sam Bain Executive Producer
    Jon Harris Editor
    Morgan Kennedy Production Designer
    Rick Smith Composer

    Videos

    Babylon Trailer

    A look at Channel 4's new cop comedy.

    Featuring: James Nesbitt (Richard Miller), John Glynn (Householder), Brit Marling (Liz Garvey), Paterson Joseph (Charles Inglis), Jonny Sweet (Tom Oliver), Bertie Carvel (Finn), Ella Smith (Mia), Jill Halfpenny (Davina), Adam Deacon (Robbie), Cavan Clerkin (Clarkey), Nick Blood (Warwick), Daniel Kaluuya (Matt Coward).

    Introducing Babylon

    The cast of the show introduce the pilot episode of Babylon.

    The Making of Babylon

    The cast talk about making the pilot episode of Babylon.

    Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain interview

    Writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong talk about creating Babylon.

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