Moses Jones (2009)

Cautiously Recommended
Television Mini-Series
Director: Michael Offer
Writer: Joe Penhall
Cinematographer: Tim Fleming
Cast: Shaun Parkes, Matt Smith, Eamonn Walker, Jude Akuwidike, Wunmi Mosaku, Sonila Vjeshta, Obi Abili, Dennis Waterman, Femi Elufowojo, David Fishley

This grimly diverting BBC crime series, centring on murder and corruption within the Ugandan immigrant community in London, boasts some cracking performances, with Parkes and Akuwidike being particularly excellent, although soon-to-be-the-Doctor Matt Smith is really rather bland, and the script contains perhaps one or two too many clichés and implausibilities to be totally convincing. Iain.Stott