Moses Jones

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Moses Jones
Genre Crime dramaThriller
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 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joe Penhall
Hilary Salmon
Producer(s) Cameron Roach
Cinematography Tim Fleming
Editor(s) Sarah Brewerton
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor 2 Entertain
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2 February – 16 February 2009
External links
Production website

Moses Jones is a British television crime drama series first broadcast on BBC Two in February 2009.[1] The series was written by Joe Penhall, directed by Michael Offer and produced by Cameron Roach. The series follows DI Moses Jones (Shaun Parkes), a Scotland Yard detective who is seconded onto an enquiry investigating a mutilated body found floating in the Thames. The series also notably starred Matt Smith, who a month before the series aired, was cast in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who.[2] The complete series was released on DVD on 9 March 2009.[3]


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), 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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