Undercover: Miniseries (2016)


Critics Consensus

While Undercover's narrative becomes somewhat inconceivable near the end, knockout performances from Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester along with masterful plotting keep this police drama afloat.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Nov 16, 2016
Air date: Nov 16, 2016
Air date: Nov 16, 2016
Air date: Nov 17, 2016
Air date: Nov 17, 2016
Air date: Nov 17, 2016

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A defence lawyer tries to finally uncover the truth of an old miscarriage of justice, while her husband goes to any lengths to conceal the truth about his own past.


Sophie Okonedo
as Maya Cobbina
Adrian Lester
as Nick Johnson
Dennis Haysbert
as Rudy Jones
Derek Riddell
as Paul Brightman
Tamara Lawrence
as Clem Johnson
Daniel Ezra
as Dan Johnson
Shannon Hayes
as Ella Lawrence
Alistair Petrie
as Robert Greenlaw
Mark Bonnar
as John Halliday
Vincent Regan
as Dominic Carter
Angel Coulby
as Julia Redhead
Sope Dirisu
as Michael Antwi
Leanne Best
as Abigail Strickland
Cecilia Noble
as Mrs Antwi
Glyn Grimstead
as Sgt Douglas Trimble
Nathan Nolan
as Dr Mark Ambrose
Nathan Osgood
as Attorney General Livermore
Ian Peck
as Peter Mackie
Phil Deguara
as PC Clifton
Wade McElwain
as Joshua Roberts
Danny Webb
as John Corrigan
Oliver Dimsdale
as Mark Neame
Thomas Aldridge
as PC Bridge
Owen Roe
as Dr Jack McDonald
Clare Holman
as Elizabeth Guthrie
Alex Avery
as Fred Redhead
Adrian Schiller
as Peter Grace
Mitchell Mullen
as Judge Oriel McVitie
Jay Benedict
as Judge Kramer
Robert Whitelock
as Frank Stiller
John Schwab
as Dr Francis
Terence Beesley
as DC Russell
Helen Anderson
as Helen Richardson
Simon Tcherniak
as Dr Ferguson
Louis Hilyer
as DCI Alistair Waters
Clarence Smith
as PC Ray Lloyd
Greg Barnett
as Jake Adamson
Brett Allen
as PC Declan Cameron
Geoffrey Burton
as Vernon Early
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Critic Reviews for Undercover Miniseries

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

A combination of Moffat's skilful plotting, James Hawes's whipcrack direction and, crucially, all those nagging headlines made Undercover's thesis compelling enough to swallow. The performances were terrific, too.

Nov 18, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It was a lot to squeeze into a six-hour drama. The result was quite a quantity of cut corners, and plausibility casually sacrificed to the requirements of plot... yet, Undercover still contrive to keep you somewhere near the edge of your seat.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Undercover, which finally concluded this week, and overly involved itself in all manner of absurd conspiracies, was a turkey.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Okonedo nearly saves the miniseries with her primal pain... but it's too late by that point.

Nov 16, 2016 | Full Review…

A rather insightful, classy drama, which is entertaining enough that you can excuse its schizophrenia.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Tautly directed and all the more gripping for having been inspired by Britain's real-life undercover policing scandal.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I came to Peter Moffat's excellent drama knowing nothing and was instantly confused, though gripped nonetheless.

Nov 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Okonedo and Lester shine in their roles as marrieds and determined professionals; their performances keep the whole thing from completely going off the rails, even during the goofy conclusion.

Nov 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

What initially seems like it's going to be an earnest critique of the death penalty... quickly morphs into something unexpected.

Nov 16, 2016 | Full Review…

In the end, it doesn't really come close to making sense, which is the worst thing you can say about this type of show.

Nov 16, 2016 | Full Review…

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