Public Enemies

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (763)

Public Enemies is a British television series that aired on BBC One in 2012. The show stars Anna Friel as a detective named Susan Reinhardt and Daniel Mays as her colleague, DCI Paul Banham. The six-part series centers around the lives of two detectives as they try to solve a series of crimes committed by two former criminals who have been released from prison.

The show begins with the release of career criminals Eddie and Michael, who are granted early release from prison due to a lack of evidence. Eddie and Michael are notorious for their previous crimes, which include robbery and murder. Upon their release, they start to commit similar crimes, and it becomes clear that they have not reformed. The police are called in to investigate, and Detective Reinhardt and DCI Banham are tasked with bringing Eddie and Michael to justice.

The show follows the detectives as they attempt to track down Eddie and Michael while dealing with their personal lives. Detective Reinhardt is going through a divorce from her husband, who is also a police officer, while DCI Banham is in a committed relationship and has a young daughter. The plot thickens as Eddie and Michael's criminal activity becomes more brazen, and it becomes clear that they are on a mission to wreak havoc on the city.

The show is expertly crafted and will keep viewers on the edge of their seats with its plot twists and turns. One interesting aspect of the show is the emphasis on the psychological aspects of criminal behavior. The show delves deep into the minds of the two criminals and examines their motivations for committing the crimes they do. This adds a layer of complexity to the show and makes it more than just a simple crime drama.

The acting in Public Enemies is superb. Anna Friel is brilliant as Detective Reinhardt, and she brings depth and nuance to the character. The chemistry between Friel and Mays is also excellent, and they work well together as a team. Their interactions are believable and add to the authenticity of the show. The supporting cast is also strong, with each actor bringing depth and nuance to their respective characters.

Another highlight of the show is the cinematography. The city of Manchester is beautifully shot, and the show does an excellent job of capturing the mood and atmosphere of the city. The use of dark lighting and shadows adds to the tension of the show and underscores the danger that the detectives are facing.

Overall, Public Enemies is an excellent crime drama that is sure to please fans of the genre. The show's emphasis on psychology sets it apart from other crime dramas, and the acting and cinematography are top-notch. If you're looking for a well-crafted crime drama with a twist, then Public Enemies is definitely worth watching.

Public Enemies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 2012.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 6, 2012
Eddie wants to fight against the miscarriage of justice that he was dealt and Paula wants to help him but it cost her everything. Paula ends up realsing just how much she has come to care about Eddie.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 5, 2012
Eddie claims that he's an innocent man but Paul doesn't want to hear what he is saying. Eddie's life is on a downward spiral and the only person that can help him is Paula. Paula finds herself with a difficult decision to make.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 4, 2012
Eddie is released from prison having 10 years inside for murder. Probation officer Paula Randall has to try and help Eddie as he settles back into life on the outside. Paula is fully aware that she mustn't set a foot wrong in her management of Eddie after only having recently returned to work following a suspention.
Where to Watch Public Enemies
Public Enemies is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Public Enemies on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (763)