The Tunnel: Season 1 (2013)

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Season 1
The Tunnel

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User Ratings: 146

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 19, 2016
2
Air date: Jun 26, 2016
3
Air date: Jul 3, 2016
4
Air date: Jul 10, 2016
5
Air date: Jul 17, 2016
6
Air date: Jul 24, 2016
7
Air date: Jul 31, 2016
8
Air date: Aug 8, 2016
9
Air date: Aug 14, 2016
10
Air date: Aug 21, 2016

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Tv Season Info

Two detectives, one from the UK, one from France, must work together to track down a killer who is operating on both sides of the border.

Cast

Stephen Dillane
as Karl Roebuck
Clémence Poésy
as Elise Wassermann
Paul Ready
as Benji Robertson
Mia Goth
as Sophie Campbell
Tom Bateman
as Danny Hillier
Valérie Zaccomer
as Marie Villeneuve
Cédric Vieira
as Philippe Viot
Joseph Mawle
as Stephen Beaumont
Keeley Hawes
as Suze Beaumont
Tobi Bakare
as Chuks Akinade
Sigrid Bouaziz
as Cécile Cabrillac
Ed Skrein
as Anthony Walsh
Jack Lowden
as Adam Roebuck
Jeanne Balibar
as Charlotte Joubert
Mathieu Carriere
as Alain Joubert
Michèle Goddet
as Pathologist
Angel Coulby
as Laura Roebuck
Ruby Wild
as Tania
Liz Smith
as Harriet Stone
Jacques Schuler
as Journalist
Richard Sutton
as Bomb Squad Officer
Philippe Girard
as Joël Mougin
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Critic Reviews for The Tunnel Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

This could be a great balm for those still missing The Bridge, but only if the rapport between the two detectives is as warm and humorous as the one Bachir and Kruger developed.

Jun 17, 2016 | Full Review…

The ability to juxtapose the dualities of countries and countrymen, people divided by politics and history who have evolved to have different cultures and mannerisms, remains fascinating to watch.

Jun 20, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Clever and at times piquant, it's no masterpiece. But it is an excellent summer diversion.

Jun 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It stands on its own on the strength of its cast and direction, but more importantly, has been adapted in such a way that it casts old European enmities in a new light.

Jun 17, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series is crisply staged, well-acted, but only mildly diverting.

Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Sure its backdrop of grey, English Channel towns, with their 1970s architecture and prolific seagulls, is hardly uplifting, but the characters feel believable with real depths and conflicts.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tunnel: Season 1

  • Jul 20, 2020
    really not that good, not worth watching
  • Aug 26, 2018
    The First Season of The Tunnel is a Rollercoaster ride. Who Really Did It. It keeps you guessing.Excellent!!
  • Mar 24, 2017
    Good adaptation in its 4th iteration. But lacks the subtle or not so subtle humor between the Danes and the Swedes or the El Paso PD and life in Ciudad Juarez.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    An easy to watch thriller that won't make you think too hard
  • Sep 05, 2016
    The plot reminds me of a half-baked soufflé that falls into a soupy disgusting mess. It starts out very fascinating but thru various twists - that are bad writing decisions - becomes less and less interesting until in the end it is dull and uninteresting mess. It disappoints in so many ways that I will not bother to list them all. Do you hate being misled by advertising into watching a movie that turns out to be about something else? In this case they advertise it’s about terrorism but it is not. Looking back, the terrorism part of the plot is irrational within the context of the overall arching plot. Nobody would do that. Even the terrorist acts were irrational. They frequently raise the question of how someone could pull them off but never do so. I’m sure the reason is that the acts were not humanly possible. That’s 10 wasted hours I can never get back again. Don’t waste yours.
  • Sep 04, 2016
    Engaging and well acted story. Best to see 2-3 episodes at a time. It builds suspense and keeps the watchers focused. I enjoyed following the development of a complex plot with exciting, if not somewhat impossible to believe twists.
  • Aug 31, 2016
    Excellent re-work of Danish's "The Bridge". This pair of detectives brings a different but credible interpretations in the context of English-French cultures.
  • Aug 23, 2016
    The French don't seem weak enough for this to feel real. The British teeth are bad enough though!! So torn.
  • Jul 20, 2016
    Terrific murder mystery. Great character development and acting. The story keeps you on edge.
  • Jul 10, 2016
    Absolutely entertaining, and engaging

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