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* NewsreaderCameo: Television reporters Sue Cook and Kenneth Kendall, weatherman Bill Giles appear as themselves.

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* NewsreaderCameo: NewscasterCameo: Television reporters Sue Cook and Kenneth Kendall, weatherman Bill Giles appear as themselves.



* RealMenWearPink: Jedburgh may play the part of a loud redneck, plus he's a highly skilled soldier, who is also a gourmet and devoted to watching a ballroom dance competition (the long running ''ComeDancing'') on TV.

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* RealMenWearPink: Jedburgh may play the part of a loud redneck, plus he's a highly skilled soldier, who is also a gourmet and devoted to watching a ballroom dance competition (the long running ''ComeDancing'') ''Series/ComeDancing'') on TV.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: {{Averted}}. An expert came on board to ensure that all the science depicted was accurate; initially, he didn't want to do it because he was convinced this trope would come into effect and embarrass him, but the production team managed to convince him that they wouldn't mess it up. They didn't. However, two instances play the trope straight:

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: {{Averted}}.{{Averted}}, mostly. An expert came on board to ensure that all the science depicted was accurate; initially, he didn't want to do it because he was convinced this trope would come into effect and embarrass him, but the production team managed to convince him that they wouldn't mess it up. They didn't. However, two instances play the trope straight:



** Secondly, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons don't have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]

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** Secondly, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons don't have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]]] It is possible that this was a deliberate choice ''just in case'' some lunatic decided to try and use the series description as the basis for a real attempt at a homebrew nuke.


Craven encounters, on his travels, the bullish, beaming CIA agent [[LargeHam Darius Jedburgh]], two [[AffablyEvil extremely affable]] men who might - or might not - work for British Intelligence, a host of other twilight figures who [[BlackAndGreyMorality might be good or bad or both or neither]], and - frequently - Emma herself. Emma's post-mortem appearances are not explained; she could be symbolic of his obsession, a useful stalking horse to let the writers exteriorise Craven's inner dialogue, an on-screen symptom of Craven's mental breakdown, or an actual ghost. The series doesn't ever commit to any of those, although there are elements of mysticism in the rest of the story that mean that even the ghostly explanation - ordinarily unlikely in the context of a deathly serious modern thriller - cannot be dismissed out of hand. Indeed, as written, the original ending featured Craven turning into a tree. Thankfully, the production team were willing to tell even Troy Kennedy Martin to think again.

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Craven encounters, on his travels, the bullish, beaming CIA agent [[LargeHam Darius Jedburgh]], Jedburgh]] (Creator/JoeDonBaker), two [[AffablyEvil extremely affable]] men who might - or might not - work for British Intelligence, a host of other twilight figures who [[BlackAndGreyMorality might be good or bad or both or neither]], and - frequently - Emma herself. Emma's post-mortem appearances are not explained; she could be symbolic of his obsession, a useful stalking horse to let the writers exteriorise Craven's inner dialogue, an on-screen symptom of Craven's mental breakdown, or an actual ghost. The series doesn't ever commit to any of those, although there are elements of mysticism in the rest of the story that mean that even the ghostly explanation - ordinarily unlikely in the context of a deathly serious modern thriller - cannot be dismissed out of hand. Indeed, as written, the original ending featured Craven turning into a tree. Thankfully, the production team were willing to tell even Troy Kennedy Martin to think again.


On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Creator/MartinCampbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Creator/JoeDonBaker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Music/MichaelKamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].

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On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Creator/MartinCampbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Creator/JoeDonBaker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie [=GoldenEye=] in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Music/MichaelKamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].


A classic - perhaps ''the'' classic - BritishConspiracyThriller. Troy Kennedy-Martin -- of ''Series/ZCars'' and ''TheItalianJob'' fame -- wrote the screenplay as a [[WriterOnBoard cry of anguish]] against the contemporary political situation, and was rather startled when Creator/TheBBC decided to produce and broadcast it.

On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Creator/MartinCampbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Music/MichaelKamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].

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A classic - perhaps ''the'' classic - BritishConspiracyThriller. Troy Kennedy-Martin -- of ''Series/ZCars'' and ''TheItalianJob'' ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'' fame -- wrote the screenplay as a [[WriterOnBoard cry of anguish]] against the contemporary political situation, and was rather startled when Creator/TheBBC decided to produce and broadcast it.

On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Creator/MartinCampbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker Creator/JoeDonBaker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Music/MichaelKamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].

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* {{Fauxshadow}}: In “Burden of Proof”, the ghost of Emma urges Craven, as he undergoes a breakdown, to be strong, like a tree. This was originally meant to foreshadow the original ending where Craven turns into a tree.


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* NewsreaderCameo: Television reporters Sue Cook and Kenneth Kendall, weatherman Bill Giles appear as themselves.


On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Martin Campbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Michael Kamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].

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On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Martin Campbell, Creator/MartinCampbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Michael Kamen Music/MichaelKamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].



* OffTheShelfFX: It is rather amusing to discover, via the making-of documentary on the DVD set, that the plutonium containers shown on screen were just cheap storage bins bought from Woolworths, with nuclear warning trefoil stickers applied.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Harcourt and Pendleton.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Harcourt and Pendleton.Pendleton.
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* NatureHero: A psychologist who analyses Ronnie says he's the sort of person some tribal peoples say has the "soul of a tree". Later on, when asked whose side he is on, he says he's on the side of the planet.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's never made clear whether Emma is actually speaking to Ronnie from beyond the grave.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's never made clear whether Emma is actually speaking to Ronnie from beyond the grave. For most of the serial you can believe she's just his inner thought process made manifest. [[spoiler: But in the last episode, she tells him about Gaia and the black flowers, something he didn't know before, but seems to be true.]]


On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Martin Campbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Michael Kamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome score]].

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On original broadcast, it proved so popular that, immediately after it finished its run on BBC Two, it was repeated on BBC One, a unique occurrence in the history of British Television. It was praised, and awarded, for its acting, scripting, and direction, and launched the career of Martin Campbell, who would later go on to direct ''Film/GoldenEye'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' for the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise - and who cast Joe Don Baker as a cheery CIA agent in that movie in direct reference to his role in this series. Oh, and [[Music/EricClapton Eric "Slow Hand" Clapton]] collaborated with Michael Kamen to write the show's distinctive, haunting [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score]].


* LondonUnderground: Areas inside Northmoor are named after Tube stations.


* ActionGirl: Clementine has her moments.

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* ActionGirl: Clementine has her moments.moment.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: {{Averted}}. An expert came on board to ensure that all the science depicted was accurate; initially, he didn't want to do it because he was convinced this trope would come into effect and embarrass him, but the production team managed to convince him that they wouldn't mess it up. They didn't.
** When [[spoiler:Jedburgh creates the criticality incident with the stolen plutonium at the conference]]—For one thing, the plutonium bars have insufficient mass by themselves in that shape to become critical, even when brought together. Doubly so if there's still airspace between them and no tamper to reflect neutrons.
** Later, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons DON'T have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]
* BigNo, HeroicBSOD, arguably TheWoobie: Ronnie Craven.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: {{Averted}}. An expert came on board to ensure that all the science depicted was accurate; initially, he didn't want to do it because he was convinced this trope would come into effect and embarrass him, but the production team managed to convince him that they wouldn't mess it up. They didn't.
didn't. However, two instances play the trope straight:
** When [[spoiler:Jedburgh The first involves bars of plutonium [[spoiler: with which Jedburgh, having stolen them, creates the a criticality incident with the stolen plutonium at the conference]]—For one thing, the nuclear weapons conference]]. The plutonium bars have insufficient mass by themselves in that shape to become critical, even when brought together. Doubly so if there's still airspace between them and no tamper to reflect neutrons.
** Later, Secondly, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons DON'T don't have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]
* BigNo, HeroicBSOD, arguably TheWoobie: BigNo: Ronnie Craven.Craven [[spoiler: after a marksman kills his daughter's murderer at the moment that Ronnie feels - as said murderer holds him at gun-point - he will confide in him the identity of his employer]].


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* HeroicBSOD: Ronnie Craven [[spoiler: bears one for the duration of the investigation immediately proceeding his daughter's murder and for the rest of the night]].


** Still arguable with a couple of elements, unless there's evidence to the contrary:
*** When [[spoiler:Jedburgh creates the criticality incident with the stolen plutonium at the conference]]—For one thing, the plutonium bars have insufficient mass by themselves in that shape to become critical, even when brought together. Doubly so if there's still airspace between them and no tamper to reflect neutrons.
*** Later, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons DON'T have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]

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** Still arguable with a couple of elements, unless there's evidence to the contrary:
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When [[spoiler:Jedburgh creates the criticality incident with the stolen plutonium at the conference]]—For one thing, the plutonium bars have insufficient mass by themselves in that shape to become critical, even when brought together. Doubly so if there's still airspace between them and no tamper to reflect neutrons.
*** ** Later, when [[spoiler:Jedburgh is explaining the homebrew nuclear device he made to Craven]], there's a significant failure in the design described: fission-based nuclear weapons DON'T have the high explosives in the core; it would just cause the fissile material to spread in the explosion (closer to a dirty bomb). Putting the explosives on the outside and microsecond-precise detonation of them is what causes a high-grade detonation. [[spoiler:Even shooting a plutonium bullet the size of a .22 into the former won't trigger a proper detonation.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Craven. Also Jedburgh. [[spoiler:Even after he's exposed to lethal levels of radiation.]]

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