The City and The City

When the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down-at-heel city of Besźel, it’s just another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But he uncovers evidence that the murdered girl came from Ul Qoma, a city that shares a dangerous and volatile relationship with Besźel, and this case will challenge everything Borlú holds dear.

Tony Grisoni (Southcliffe, The Red Riding Trilogy) has adapted this four-part genre-busting thriller from one of Britain’s foremost fantasy writers, China Miéville, in a production directed by Tom Shankland (House of Cards, The Missing) and produced by Betsan Morris Evans (NW, Endeavour).

The cast includes David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) as Borlú, Lara Pulver (Sherlock) as Borlú’s wife Katrynia, Mandeep Dhillon (Some Girls) as Constable Corwi of the Besźel Policzai, Maria Schrader (Deutschland 83) as Senior Detective Dhatt of the Ul Qoma Militsya, Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz) as Borlú’s superior Commissar Gadlem, Danny Webb (Humans) as hard-right nationalist politician Major Syedr, and Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) as Doctor Bowden, an American academic.

Commission
4 x 60 mins for BBC Two
Writer:
Tony Grisoni
Director:
Tom Shankland
Producer:
Betsan Morris-Evans

Cast:

  • David Morrissey
  • Dhillon Maria Schrader
  • Lara Pulver
  • Christian Camargo
  • Ron Cook
  • Danny Webb
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Andrea Deck
  • Paprika Steen
  • Corey Johnson
Cast:
  • David Morrissey
  • Dhillon Maria Schrader
  • Lara Pulver
  • Christian Camargo
  • Ron Cook
  • Danny Webb
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Andrea Deck
  • Paprika Steen
  • Corey Johnson
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