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55 Degrees North
Charismatic London detective Nicky Cole is transferred to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on police corruption. Can he adapt to his new location and life on the night shift?
Blending drama and dry humour, the first series follows Nicky (Don Gilet) as he comes to terms with his career change and making his face fit within his new Northern environment.
After a shaky start, Nicky finally strikes a balance between professional and personal happiness. But life is never easy policing the streets of the North-East and his commitment to the job is tested to the max.
Armed with a self-effacing manner and a lively sense of humour, Nicky quickly discovers that being a good cop didn't always win him friends.
Stuck away from the land of the living as a night detective, he learns that new friends are in short supply. The other detectives look upon him with suspicion and his boss, DI Carter (Christian Rodska) doesn't do much to make his new recruit welcome.
In self-assured Crown Prosecution Service lawyer, Claire Maxwell (Dervla Kirwan) Nicky finds his match and develops an ambiguous relationship.
The first series ends with a bang when, during a police undercover operation, Carter is hit by a bullet and killed. On the surface it appears to be a tragic accident, but there are suspicions from within the force that the bullet didn't come from a criminal's gun, but from a police one instead. The rumour is that Carter was not the intended target.
Series 2 sees Nicky facing a race against time to catch two of Newcastle's most notorious crime families. However, it turns out that somebody wants Nicky silenced.
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