List of Law & Order: UK episodes

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Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme, adapted from the American series Law & Order. The programme is financed by the production companies Kudos Film and Television, Wolf Films, and Universal Media Studios.[1] Chris Chibnall, the first head writer, set the practice of adapting episodes from the American series, which continued after he left the production. Through the eight series, 53 episodes have been borrowed from across the 456 episode American run, ranging from the first American episode being used in series 5 of Law & Order: UK, through a final (20th) season American episode used in series 6 of the UK version.

Law & Order: UK is based in London. The original cast consisted of Bradley Walsh, Freema Agyeman, Ben Daniels, Jamie Bamber, Bill Paterson, and Harriet Walter, whilst the final cast featured Walsh, Sharon Small, Ben Bailey Smith, Dominic Rowan, Georgia Taylor, and Peter Davison. Paul Nicholls and Paterson Joseph also starred.

The series premiered worldwide on ITV on Thursday 23 February 2009. As of 11 June 2014, a total of 53 episodes have been shown globally. Internationally, the programme is broadcast in thirteen-episode runs, however, in Britain, each thirteen-episode run is broadcast in two halves - one containing seven episodes, and the other containing the remaining six. This results in several episodes being broadcast in foreign countries months before their British broadcast.[2][3] The series premiered in America on BBC America on October 3, 2010.[4][5]

In June 2014, broadcaster ITV and producer Kudos issued a joint press release announcing that series 8 would be "the last to be transmitted for the foreseeable future".[6] By coincidence, the final episode aired the following week, delayed from its planned 30 April airdate due to a plot which incorporated events considered too similar to the 28 April murder of teacher Ann Maguire.[7][8]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired (UK)
Series premiere Series finale
1 7 23 February 2009 (2009-02-23) 6 April 2009 (2009-04-06)
2 6 11 January 2010 (2010-01-11) 15 February 2010 (2010-02-15)
3 7 9 September 2010 (2010-09-09) 21 October 2010 (2010-10-21)
4 6 21 March 2011 (2011-03-21) 11 April 2011 (2011-04-11)
5 6 11 July 2011 (2011-07-11) 14 August 2011 (2011-08-14)
6 7 6 January 2012 (2012-01-06) 17 February 2012 (2012-02-17)
7 6 14 July 2013 (2013-07-14) 18 August 2013 (2013-08-18)
8 8 12 March 2014 (2014-03-12) 11 June 2014 (2014-06-11)

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2009)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures Original Law & Order episode
11"Care"Omar MadhaChris Chibnall23 February 2009 (2009-02-23) (UK)
11 June 2009 (2009-06-11) (Canada)
6.96 million"Cradle to Grave" (31 March 1992 (1992-03-31))
22"Unloved"Andy GoddardTerry Cafolla2 March 2009 (2009-03-02) (UK)
18 June 2009 (2009-06-18) (Canada)
6.24 million"Born Bad" (16 November 1993 (1993-11-16))
33"Vice"Omar MadhaChris Chibnall9 March 2009 (2009-03-09) (UK)
25 June 2009 (2009-06-25) (Canada)
6.61 million"Working Mom" (26 February 1997 (1997-02-26))
44"Unsafe"Andy GoddardChris Chibnall16 March 2009 (2009-03-16) (UK)
2 July 2009 (2009-07-02) (Canada)
6.24 million"American Dream" (9 November 1993 (1993-11-09))
55"Buried"Mark EverestCatherine Tregenna23 March 2009 (2009-03-23) (UK)
9 July 2009 (2009-07-09) (Canada)
6.69 million"...In Memory of" (5 November 1991)
66"Paradise"Tristram PowellChris Chibnall30 March 2009 (2009-03-30) (UK)
16 July 2009 (2009-07-16) (Canada)
5.87 million"Heaven" (26 November 1991 (1991-11-26))
77"Alesha"Mark EverestCatherine Tregenna6 April 2009 (2009-04-06) (UK)
23 July 2009 (2009-07-23) (Canada)
6.02 million"Helpless" (4 November 1992 (1992-11-04))

Series 2 (2010)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures Original Law & Order episode
81"Samaritan"Andy GoddardChris Chibnall30 July 2009 (2009-07-30) (Canada)
11 January 2010 (2010-01-11) (UK)
6.51 million"Manhood" (12 May 1993 (1993-05-12))
92"Hidden"Julian HolmesEmilia di Girolamo6 August 2009 (2009-08-06) (Canada)
18 January 2010 (2010-01-18) (UK)
6.53 million"Bitter Fruit" (20 September 1995 (1995-09-20))
103"Community Service"Ken GrieveCatherine Tregenna13 August 2009 (2009-08-13) (Canada)
25 January 2010 (2010-01-25) (UK)
6.07 million"Volunteers" (29 September 1993 (1993-09-29))
114"Sacrifice"Robert Del MaestroTerry Cafolla,
Nathan Cockerill
20 August 2009 (2009-08-20) (Canada)
1 February 2010 (2010-02-01) (UK)
6.06 million"Sonata for a Solo Organ" (2 April 1991 (1991-04-02))
125"Love and Loss"Mark EverestTerry Cafolla27 August 2009 (2009-08-27) (Canada)
8 February 2010 (2010-02-08) (UK)
6.34 million"Consultation" (9 December 1992 (1992-12-09))
136"Honour Bound"Andy GoddardChris Chibnall3 September 2009 (2009-09-03) (Canada)
15 February 2010 (2010-02-15) (UK)
6.28 million"Corruption" (30 October 1996 (1996-10-30))

Series 3 (2010)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures
(including HD)
Original Law & Order episode
141"Broken"Andy GoddardEmilia di Girolamo9 September 2010 (2010-09-09) (UK)
16 September 2010 (2010-09-16) (Canada)
5.27 million"Killerz" (29 September 1999 (1999-09-29))
152"Hounded"Julian HolmesCatherine Tregenna16 September 2010 (2010-09-16) (UK)
23 September 2010 (2010-09-23) (Canada)
4.42 million"Mad Dog" (2 April 1997 (1997-04-02))
163"Defence"Mark EverestDebbie O’Malley23 September 2010 (2010-09-23) (UK)
30 September 2010 (2010-09-30) (Canada)
4.83 millon"Pro Se" (8 May 1996 (1996-05-08))
174"Confession"James StrongTerry Cafolla30 September 2010 (2010-09-30) (UK)
7 October 2010 (2010-10-07) (Canada)
3.75 million"Bad Faith" (26 April 1995 (1995-04-26))
185"Survivor"Andy GoddardEmilia di Girolamo7 October 2010 (2010-10-07) (UK)
14 October 2010 (2010-10-14) (Canada)
4.82 million"Punk" (25 November 1998 (1998-11-25))
196"Masquerade"Hettie MacDonaldRichard Stokes14 October 2010 (2010-10-14) (UK)
21 October 2010 (2010-10-21) (Canada)
4.90 million"Good Girl" (7 October 1996 (1996-10-07))
207"Anonymous"Mark EverestDebbie O’Malley21 October 2010 (2010-10-21) (UK)
28 October 2010 (2010-10-28) (Canada)
5.05 million"Stalker" (15 April 1998 (1998-04-15))

Series 4 (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures
(including HD)
Original Law & Order episode
211"ID"Andy GoddardEmilia Di Girolamo4 November 2010 (2010-11-04) (Canada)
21 March 2011 (2011-03-21) (UK)
4.35 million"Promises to Keep"
(10 February 1993 (1993-02-10))
222"Denial"Robert Del MaestroCatherine Tregenna11 November 2010 (2010-11-11) (Canada)
14 March 2011 (2011-03-14) (UK)
4.71 million"DNR" (6 October 1999 (1999-10-06))
233"Shaken"Paul WilmshurstEmila Di Girolamo18 November 2010 (2010-11-18) (Canada)
4 April 2011 (2011-04-04) (UK)
4.69 million"Homesick" (15 April 1996 (1996-04-15))
244"Duty Of Care"Julian HolmesDebbie O'Malley25 November 2010 (2010-11-25) (Canada)
28 March 2011 (2011-03-28) (UK)
4.37 million"Endurance" (18 October 2000 (2000-10-18))
255"Help"James StrongTerry Cafolla2 December 2010 (2010-12-02) (Canada)
7 March 2011 (2011-03-07) (UK)
5.70 million"We Like Mike" (30 April 1997 (1997-04-30))
266"Skeletons"Andy GoddardCatherine Tregenna9 December 2010 (2010-12-09) (Canada)
11 April 2011 (2011-04-11) (UK)
4.71 million"Trophy" (31 January 1996 (1996-01-31))

Series 5 (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures
(including HD)
Original Law & Order episode
271"The Wrong Man"Marisol AdlerDebbie O'Malley10 July 2011 (2011-07-10) (UK)
17 August 2011 (2011-08-17) (US)
6.77 million"Prescription for Death"
(13 September 1990 (1990-09-13))
282"Safe"Julian HolmesEmilia Di Girolamo17 July 2011 (2011-07-17) (UK)
24 August 2011 (2011-08-24) (US)
5.43 million"Angel" (29 November 1995 (1995-11-29))
293"Crush"Mat KingNicholas Hicks-Beach24 July 2011 (2011-07-24) (UK)
31 August 2011 (2011-08-31) (US)
5.31 million"Humiliation" (22 November 1995 (1995-11-22))
304"Tick Tock"Mark EverestRichard Stokes31 July 2011 (2011-07-31) (UK)
7 August 2011 (2011-08-07) (US)
4.93 million"Hot Pursuit" (8 November 1995 (1995-11-08))
315"Intent"Julian HolmesDebbie O'Malley7 August 2011 (2011-08-07) (UK)
15 September 2011 (2011-09-15) (US)
4.88 million"Privileged" (5 April 1995 (1995-04-05))
326"Deal"Andy GoddardEmilia Di Girolamo14 August 2011 (2011-08-14) (UK)
21 September 2011 (2011-09-21) (US)
4.86 million"Slave" (21 April 1996 (1996-04-21))

Series 6 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures
(including HD)
Original Law & Order episode
331"Survivor’s Guilt"Andy GoddardEmilia di Girolamo28 September 2011 (2011-09-28) (US)
6 January 2012 (2012-01-06) (UK)
5.14 million"Suicide Box" (23 March 2003 (2003-03-23))
342"Immune"James StrongNicholas Hicks-Beach5 October 2011 (2011-10-05) (US)
13 January 2012 (2012-01-13) (UK)
5.24 million"Double Down" (16 April 1997 (1997-04-16))
353"Haunted"Mat KingSuzie Smith12 October 2011 (2011-10-12) (US)
20 January 2012 (2012-01-20) (UK)
5.32 million"Ghosts" (5 October 2005 (2005-10-05))
364"Trial"David O'NeillNicholas Hicks-Beach19 October 2011 (2011-10-19) (US)
27 January 2012 (2012-01-27) (UK)
5.07 million"Double Blind" (6 November 1996 (1996-11-06))
375"Line Up"M.T. AdlerEmilia di Girolamo26 October 2011 (2011-10-26) (US)
3 February 2012 (2012-02-03) (UK)
5.26 million"Performance" (8 February 1995 (1995-02-08))
386"Dawn Till Dusk"Mark EverestRichard Stokes2 November 2011 (2011-11-02) (US)
10 February 2012 (2012-02-10) (UK)
5.15 million"Mayhem" (9 March 1994 (1994-03-09))
397"Fault Lines"James StrongEmilia di Girolamo9 November 2011 (2011-11-09) (US)
17 February 2012 (2012-02-17) (UK)
5.09 million"Just a Girl in the World"
(2 October 2009 (2009-10-02))

Series 7 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures Original Law & Order episode
401"Tracks"Mat KingEmilia di Girolamo14 July 2013 (2013-07-14) (UK)
7 August 2013 (2013-08-07) (US)
5.32 million"Locomotion" (18 May 2005 (2005-05-18))
412"Tremors"Mat KingEmilia di Girolamo21 July 2013 (2013-07-21) (UK)
14 August 2013 (2013-08-14) (US)
4.91 million"Aftershock" (22 May 1996 (1996-05-22))
423"Paternal"Jill RobertsonNicholas Hicks-Beach28 July 2013 (2013-07-28) (UK)
21 August 2013 (2013-08-21) (US)
4.90 million"Deadbeat" (13 November 1996 (1996-11-13))
434"Fatherly Love"Jill RobertsonNoel Farragher4 August 2013 (2013-08-04) (UK)
28 August 2013 (2013-08-28) (US)
4.60 million"Family Values" (12 October 1994 (1994-10-12))
445"Mortal"Joss AgnewNicholas Hicks-Beach11 August 2013 (2013-08-11) (UK)
11 September 2013 (2013-09-11) (US)
4.67 million"Golden Years" (5 January 1994 (1994-01-05))
456"Dependant"Joss AgnewJane Hudson18 August 2013 (2013-08-18) (UK)
18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) (US)
4.56 million"Phobia" (14 February 2001 (2001-02-14))

Series 8 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK Viewing figures Original Law & Order episode
461"Flaw"Mat KingNicholas Hicks-Beach12 March 2014 (2014-03-12)4.24 million"Refuge, Part I" (26 May 1999 (1999-05-26))
472"Safe from Harm"Mat KingTom Grieves19 March 2014 (2014-03-19)3.88 million"Betrayal" (5 March 2008 (2008-03-05))
483"I Predict A Riot"Mat KingRichard Stokes26 March 2014 (2014-03-26)4.29 million"Ramparts" (13 January 1999 (1999-01-13))
494"Pride"Mat KingMatt Evans2 April 2014 (2014-04-02)4.29 million"Identity" (5 November 2003 (2003-11-05))
505"Customs"Joss AgnewJamie Crichton9 April 2014 (2014-04-09)4.42 million"Ritual" (17 December 1997 (1997-12-17))
516"Bad Romance"Joss AgnewLouise Ironside16 April 2014 (2014-04-16)4.51 million"Denial" (8 October 1997 (1997-10-08))
527"Hard Stop"Jill RobertsonNoel Farragher23 April 2014 (2014-04-23)3.97 million"Criminal Law" (23 November 2005 (2005-11-23))
538"Repeat to Fade"Jill RobertsonRichard Stokes11 June 2014 (2014-06-11)3.83 million"Marathon" (17 November 1999 (1999-11-17))

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The cream of British acting talent comes together for Law & Order:UK" (Press release). United Kingdom: ITV. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "TVGuide.ca TV Listings - Law & Order: UK: Denial". TVGuide.ca. Zap2it. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "CITYTV CALGARY 2010 - PROGRAM SCHEDULE WHAT'S ON - Thursday, November 04, 2010". Citytv. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "BBC America Brings Law & Order: Uk Home to the U.S." (Press release). BBC America via thefutoncritic.com. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "ITV commissions 13 new episodes of Law & Order: UK". tvthrong.co.uk. 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "ITV announces Law & Order: UK is to take a break from our screens". ITV Press Centre. ITV. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  7. ^ Digital Spy - Law & Order: UK series 8 finale pulled by ITV
  8. ^ "Law & Order:UK Episode 8". ITV Press Centre. ITV. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

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