Informer: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
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Informer boasts striking visuals and a promising performance by Nathan Rizwan -- if only it weren't all undermined by uneven writing and an overly cynical world view.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 43

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Air date: Jan 11, 2019

A night out with his girlfriend goes badly wrong when Raza Shar is arrested and identified as a potential informant for London's Counter Terrorism Special Unit (CTSU). Detective Sergeant Gabe Waters is partnered with new recruit DC Holly Morten and introduces her to the world of informants. Ambitious and uninhibited, Holly pushes boundaries to get Raza on board.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2019

Gabe needs Raza to get closer to Dadir, the brother of Yousef, his missing informant. A nervous Raza struggles with his new role as he befriends and spends time with the unpredictable Dadir and his Bridge Town Crew. Gabe and Holly discover Yousef has been murdered - could Big Shot, the London contact linked to El Adoua, be behind it?

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The toll of Raza's double life begins to weigh heavily on him. CTSU continue to follow all leads - an unexpected tip from Raza leads them to follow an Albanian crime family, the Gramos.{/] Meanwhile, Gabe runs into a ghost from his past and his behaviour piques Holly's interest. Noticing a change in his older brother, Nasir follows Raza and inadvertently makes a new friend on the Bridge Town Estate.

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The CTSU team report to headquarters on Raza's intelligence regarding Igli Gramos as their possible Big Shot. They mount a surveillance operation, with Raza at its heart, to follow the Gramos' money trail. Gabe visits a contact from his undercover days, causing concern amongst his bosses at CTSU.

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Holly's curiosity reveals the uncomfortable truth about Gabe's undercover past, and her probing unwittingly leads to his two worlds colliding.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2019

The terrorist cell is exposed and the final tragic details surrounding the attack on Cafe 66 are revealed. The fallout from these catastrophic events and the revelations that follow change the lives of all those involved forever.

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After a series of unfortunate events not coincidentally tied to the color of his skin, Raza is coerced into becoming counter-terrorist officer Gabe's newest undercover informer. Gabe (Paddy Considine), who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly (Bel Powley), his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him. As Raza falls deeper into a complex web of bad guys and the clock ticks for Gabe and Holly as the threat to London grows, the stakes for all three will reach a fever pitch.

Cast & Crew

Bel Powley
Holly Morten
Jessica Raine
Emily Waters
Sharon D Clarke
Rose Asante
Nabhaan Rizwan
Raza Shar
Sunetra Sarker
Sadia Shar
Paul Tylak
Hanif Shar
Arsher Ali
Imran Aziz
Stanley Townsend
Geoffrey Boyce
Eric Kofi Abrefa
Wesley Ndoyo
Nell Hudson
Charlotte Humphreys
Elizabeth Rider
Lady Justice Spencer
Emily Taaffe
Megan Morten
Arinze Kene
Salim Brahimi
Massoud Nokhas
Zakir Ravia
Callie Cooke
Natalie Markham
Rachel Tucker
Sharon Collins
Fehinti Balogun
Marlon Cooper
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Critic Reviews for Informer Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11)

Whereas similar shows have ended with a tidy conclusion, these kind of investigative dramas are richer for going beyond the backstory of a single crime to explore how much it continues to resonate long after the story ends.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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What makes Informer is Raza. The series marks Rizwan's screen-acting debut, which is hard to believe since he brings such varying levels to his part.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

When Rizwan is on screen, it has a bounce, an engaging lightness. Gracefully avoiding the handshake of a female teacher, casting a skeptical eye on Londoners of every description, Raza is always good company.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

While it's at times glutted with incident, 'Informer' still makes for a compelling and, finally, rewarding binge.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Even when Informer hits some potholes (and plot holes), it stays on track because Rizwan, Nsengiyumva and Considine never flag in their performances.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

In real life, white criminals are arrested more than any other ethnic group for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I'm a little late to the game on the terrorist thriller Informer but colour me impressed.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The pacing is brisk and Raza's perilous journey into the London underworld, infiltrating a gang of Albanian bad guys, draws you in.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Informer feels like a good weekend binge, but something that's not intense enough to watch more slowly than that.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[Informer] delivers a smart, captivating series that's worthy of a binge-watch.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

As an incisive exploration into the deeds that we do and their long-term effects on ourselves and others around us, it's a compelling and addictive portrait.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's layered and well-constructed, with a good sense of pace and an obvious interest in showing different perspectives. It also looks good.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Informer: Season 1

  • Dec 16, 2019
    Ending a bit contrived. Riveting otherwise
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Excellent from start to finish. Great cast as well!
  • Feb 21, 2019
    Excellent! Took me a while to get into the East London accents and slang words but once I did, the show mesmerized me, Rizwan especially.
  • Feb 09, 2019
    First draft scripts. Trite cinematography. Creative Commons scoring. Lackluster performances all around; not a single stand out performance -- not that they were given much to work with. Truly, have never seen a show/cast take itself so seriously and fall on it's face so extensively and so brutally. Don't believe me? Read the quips from all of the 'fresh' critic reviews. What glowing praise...
  • Feb 04, 2019
    Brilliant...Raza stole the show and put forward such an authentic display I looked forward to the next best line for him to deliver. The story line leaves us with a clear understanding of how one decision made by or for someone else's life has on those around them. I binged this one out in a weekend and wanted more!
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Captivity with unusually a smattering of one liners
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Trying too hard on plot twists. Through six episodes I didn't manage to care about any of the characters. Holds your attention somewhat but ultimately unsatisfying.
  • Oct 18, 2018
    The season was good but then the last episode ruin it.

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