Moses Jones

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Moses Jones
GenreCrime dramaThriller
Written byJoe Penhall
Directed byMichael Offer
StarringShaun Parkes
Matt Smith
Eamonn Walker
Dennis Waterman
Indira Varma
Jude Akuwudike
Wunmi Mosaku
Obi Abili
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (list of episodes)
Executive producersJoe Penhall
Hilary Salmon
ProducerCameron Roach
CinematographyTim Fleming
EditorSarah Brewerton
Running time60 minutes
Distributor2 Entertain
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 February (2009-02-02) –
16 February 2009 (2009-02-16)

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 complete series was released on DVD on 9 March 2009.[2]


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.



  1. ^ "BBC Two - Moses Jones". BBC.
  2. ^ "Moses Jones". 9 March 2009 – via Amazon.

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