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City Central: The Grace of God


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The police drama set in a crime-ridden urban area returns for a second series of 12 episodes.
A major operation is launched to catch a maniac who is knifing clergymen.
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A force to be reckoned with: the Christmas Street officers are back on the beat in City Central

City Central 9.05pm BBC1
The police drama that made its debut last year hits the ground running with this opening to the second series. Not only does it deliver a clutch of storylines with pace and power, it has more laughs than your average sitcom.

The energetic ensemble returns as the high-spirited bobbies. But there are some changes to the Christmas Street set-up. DI Tony Baynham is no longer a dishevelled hunk: he has smartened up his act. The choice selection of incidents includes a series of attacks on priests, a brawl at a wedding reception and a robbery featuring the attempted use of a chicken as an offensive weapon. And what a dramatic climax.


Writer: Tony Jordan
Producer: John Yorke
Director: Kenneth Glenaan
PC Terry Sydenham: Paul Nicholls
PC Pete Redfern: Dave Hill
PC Sue Chappel: Ashley Jensen
PC Steve Jackson: Stephen Lord
PC Nick Green: Sean McKenzie
PC Colin Jitlada: Ian Aspinall
DI Tony Baynham: Ray Stevenson
DS Ray Pickering: Ian Burfield
Sgt Yvonne Mackey: Lorraine Ashbourne
DC Mary Sutcliffe: Sarah Kirkman
Ch Insp Barnard: Terence Harvey
PC Richard Law: Michael Begley
Sgt Paul Dobson: Philip Martin Brown
Kate: Jennifer Luckcraft
Mr Parsons: Robert Pickavance
Julie Caplett: Lisa George
Irene Caplett: Sandra Gough
Sharon Caplett: Kate Baines
Pippa: Sarah Jayne Byng
Ben Holland: Nicholas Sidi
Roberto Montaggio: Alexis Conran

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