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Men of Iron, Men of Smoke

Episode 5 of 7

Thriller set during the Victorian era. When a footballer is brutally murdered, a key suspect is a man close to Drake's heart.

Just as it seems that Reid and Drake have found their working dynamic once more, they are forced to engage with a difficult murder case that threatens to open old wounds. A young man has been found murdered and the investigation takes our heroes to the Thames Ironworks and into the brutal world of Victorian football. When the case connects to a young worker named Thomas Gower, a man who was saved from the hangman's noose many years ago by Drake, fissures begin to emerge between Drake's and Reid's instincts.

Jackson, meanwhile, is coming under increasing pressure from Long Susan - desperate for contact with her son, soon she will risk everything they have worked for in a move that may spell her downfall.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid Matthew Macfadyen
Detective Inspector Bennet Drake Jerome Flynn
Captain Homer Jackson Adam Rothenberg
Long Susan Hart MyAnna Buring
Rose Drake Charlene McKenna
Deborah Goren Lucy Cohu
Sergeant Samuel Drummond Matthew Lewis
Detective Sergeant Frank Thatcher Benjamin O'Mahony
Rabbi Max Steiner David Warner
Abel Croker David Threlfall
Mathilda Reid Anna Burnett
Nathaniel Jonas Armstrong
Rachel Castello Anna Koval
Felix Hackman Owen Teale
Thomas Gower Jake Mann
Wilbur Wren Rob Compton
Connor Judge Kahl Murphy
Connor Judge Kye Murphy
Charlie Tanner Jack McEvoy
Writer Matt Delargy
Producer Joe Donaldson
Director Luke Watson


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