Moses Jones

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Moses Jones
Genre Drama
Written by Joe Penhall
Directed by Michael Offer
Starring Shaun Parkes
Matt Smith
Eamonn Walker
Dennis Waterman
Indira Varma
Jude Akuwudike
Wunmi Mosaku
Obi Abili
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Executive producer(s) Joe Penhall
Hilary Salmon
Producer(s) Cameron Roach
Editor(s) Sarah Brewerton
Cinematography Tim Fleming
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 2 February – 16 February 2009
External links
Production website

Moses Jones is a three-part BBC Television drama series written by Joe Penhall, directed by Michael Offer and produced by Cameron Roach that was first broadcast on BBC Two in February 2009.


The discovery of the bizarrely mutilated body in the Thames who seems to have been the victim of a ritualistic witchcraft killing sparks a wave of violence amongst London’s Ugandan exile community. DI Moses Jones (Shaun Parkes) is seconded to the case from Scotland Yard due to his supposed cultural links with the local African community and assisted by young, hopeful DS Dan Twentyman (Matt Smith, who a month before the series aired was cast in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who) he sets out to uncover the truth.

Jones and Twentyman find their investigations lead to the victim’s niece Joy (Wunmi Mosaku) and her friend Solomon (Eamonn Walker) at the Afrigo Club where the ex-pat community go to unwind to the African beats of Solomon's band. As the investigation continues, the violence escalates and the evidence all seems to point towards Matthias Mutukula (Jude Akuwudike) a mysterious godfather figure rumoured to have both terror links and supernatural powers.

Forced to ask himself tough questions about his cultural identity, Moses Jones embarks on a frightening quest to track down his man and redeem himself before the community implodes... or takes revenge itself.

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