Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are now, on the ugly side of Manchester.


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Series cast summary:
 DI Vivienne Deering (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 DC Dinah Kowalska / ... (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 DS Joy Freers (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 DC Spike Tanner (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Miller / ... (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
Ste Johnston ...
 PC Jonah Mitchell (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 PC Stuart O'Connell (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 PC Taz Ahmed (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
 PC Tegan Thompson (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
Charlie May-Clark ...
 Cathy Calvert (13 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Det. Supt. Darren Maclaren (8 episodes, 2015)
 Connie Ball (8 episodes, 2015)
 Dr. Peep (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
Julie Clerehugh ...
 Police Officer (8 episodes, 2015)
Daniel Ginty ...
 Luke Hyatt (8 episodes, 2015)
Abigail Katie Lambert ...
 Police Officer (8 episodes, 2015)
Risteard Cooper ...
 Laurie Gaskell (7 episodes, 2015)
 Nora Attah (7 episodes, 2017)
 Gavin (7 episodes, 2017)
 Manni Attah (7 episodes, 2017)
 DCI Christine Lickberg / ... (7 episodes, 2017)

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Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are on the ugly side of Manchester. Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie. But there's a reason these cops are in this force. As the never ending rabble off the local estates pours in, Inspector Vivienne Deering, the station's sharp, funny and hard-as-they-come boss, and her team led by DC Dinah Kowalski and DC Joy Freers, show they have what it takes to crack crime and to expose the addled, the swanky, the pimps, the petty and the really proper nasty bastards for the sewer rats they are. Written by dvd

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Comedy | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

5 May 2015 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Manchester sötét oldalán  »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In Denmark the show is called Sirener. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 4 January 2017 (2017) See more »

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Love it
16 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

We love this series and we both have a uniform background.

I have laughed out loud and grimaced at some scenes that I saw in real life.

It is one of the best police series I have seen. The angst of getting it wrong,the relationships forged in extreme circumstances, the black humour and how the job takes over your life. Elaine Cassidy is superbly cast. Yes there are 'playground moments' others have reviewed, but that is sometimes the only way you can deal with the worst aspects of human nature and stay sane.

Love it and hope it has another series.

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