Parents' Guide to

Criminal Record

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tense thriller delves into racism within Britain's police.

TV Apple TV+ Drama 2024
Criminal Record TV show poster: Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo are featured amid a black background and a shadowed image of Tom Moutchi in a prison cell.

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This is an immediately engaging crime drama that will hit the comfort zone for any fans of British procedural dramas. In Criminal Record Jumbo shines in the leading role as June Lenker, a biracial woman who is caught between her White environment -- including her mother (Zoe Wanamaker), husband, and superiors -- and her experience within Blackness. The crime itself is one that tries her patience as she contends with microaggressions and the broader racism that has altered the perceptions of the facts. Capaldi is also great as the cunning police detective Daniel Hegarty, who's as layered as he is deceptive.

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