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A Man of My Company 

The body of a ship's engineer is found in the Thames, and his murder seems to be connected with the arrival of a powerful shipping magnate and a group of Americans who are hunting Jackson and Long Susan.


Andy Wilson


Richard Warlow (creator), Richard Warlow


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Captain Homer Jackson
Clive Russell ... Chief Inspector Fred Abberline
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Jonathan Barnwell ... P.C. Dick Hobbs
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
David Dawson ... Fred Best
Charlene McKenna ... Rose Erskine
Lucy Cohu ... Deborah Goren
Amanda Hale ... Emily Reid
Ian McElhinney ... Theodore Swift
Oliver Cotton ... Daniel Goldman
Edoardo Ballerini ... Frank Goodnight
Shauna Macdonald ... Martha Fanthorpe


Millionaire shipping magnate Theodore Swift arrives from America with an armed bodyguard of Pinkerton detectives,to buy out the ailing Argentine Marine shipping line. Reid sees it as no accident that the body of Samuel Fanthorpe,the engineer who has designed a revolutionary engine which will save the company,is fished from the docks. At the same time journalist Fred Best finds out that Jackson is actually Matthew Judge,a renegade Pinkertoon officer,who abducted Swift's daughter and killed a man in the resultant shoot-out. Frank Goodnight,Swift's chief bodyguard,is out for revenge. Following a raid on the brothel and the disappearance of Fanthorpe's wife Reid discovers the double purpose of the Americans' visit,leading to an opportunity for Jackson to find redemption. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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UK | Ireland



Release Date:

2 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The episode title "A Man of My Company," is spoken by Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen). "But a man from my company got in their road. And he paid for it with his life." See more »


The front page of the Chicago Herald lists September 3, 1889 as a Monday, but this date was a Tuesday. See more »


Captain Homer Jackson: Long day?
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid: The longest... a day in which your services would heve been most valued.
Captain Homer Jackson: I can't always be by your side, Reid.
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid: And now will be so no longer - now that Miss Hart's pursuers are upon her.
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