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River 

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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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 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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Country:

UK

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English | Arabic | Swedish | Romanian | French

Release Date:

13 October 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

River See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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16:9 HD
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Actors Owen Teale and Josef Altin are both "Game of Thrones" alums; they played Alliser Thorne and Pypar, respectively. See more »

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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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Nicola singing is the bomb
23 November 2015 | by ishtapazSee all my reviews

Nicola Walker singing. Of course I would love this. She always had too serious roles (not that this one isn't ) but never smiling. I was surprised how she lifts the room when she smiles. Stellan of course is a heavy duty actor so hard to fault him here. As usual British police shows are stories that you have to focus on. And their actors are all top notch and schooled yet they really convey real life quite well. Plus the solution is found in humanity not in the supernatural.

I love the supporting cast. the new partner is not to be dismissed as well.

There is a reason that British show own this genre. Always had.


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