Criminal Record (TV series)

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Criminal Record
Promotional poster
GenreCrime thriller
Created byPaul Rutman
Written byPaul Rutman
Directed by
Music by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
Production locationLondon
  • Laurent Barès
  • Jan Jonaeus
Running time43–53 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
Release10 January 2024 (2024-01-10) –

Criminal Record is a British crime thriller television series created by Paul Rutman. It consists of eight episodes, and premiered on Apple TV+ on 10 January 2024. The next month, it was confirmed that the second season is in the works.[1]


Two detectives, one a seasoned veteran and the other early in her career, clash on an old murder case after an anonymous phone call draws them to it.




  • Dionne Brown as DC Chloe Summers
  • Tom Moutchi as Errol Mathis
  • Aysha Kala as Sonya Singh
  • Jordan Nash as Jacob
  • Georgina Rich as ACC Claudia Mayhew
  • Rasaq Kukoyi as Patrick Burrowes
  • Maisie Ayres as Lisa Hegarty



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
1"Emergency Caller"Jim LoachPaul Rutman10 January 2024 (2024-01-10)
2"Two Calls"Jim LoachPaul Rutman10 January 2024 (2024-01-10)
3"Kid in the Park"Jim LoachPaul Rutman17 January 2024 (2024-01-17)
4"Protected"Jim LoachAmeir Brown24 January 2024 (2024-01-24)
5"Possession with Intent"Shaun James GrantNatasha Narayan31 January 2024 (2024-01-31)
6"Beehive"Shaun James GrantThomas Eccleshare7 February 2024 (2024-02-07)
7"The Sixty-Twos"Shaun James GrantPaul Rutman14 February 2024 (2024-02-14)
8"Carla"Shaun James GrantPaul Rutman21 February 2024 (2024-02-21)


It was announced in June 2022 that Apple TV+ had ordered the series, which had begun production in London, with Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo starring.[3] Paul Rutman will write, while Jim Loach and Shaun James Grant will serve as directors.[4][5] Additional casting was revealed in August 2022.[6]


The first two episodes of the eight-part series premiered on 10 January 2024 on Apple TV+.[7]


Criminal Record received generally positive reviews, with a Metacritic score of 73 out of 100, based on 19 critic reviews.[8] Rotten Tomatoes reported a 89% approval rating with an average rating of 7.8/10, based on 47 critic reviews; the website's critics consensus reads, "With the formidable pairing of Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi providing a scintillating focal point, Criminal Record is a mystery that only gets more intriguing as it unfolds."[9]


  1. ^ Tinoco, Armando (26 February 2024). "Cush Jumbo Says 'Criminal Record' Season 2 Is Happening On Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z – Criminal Record on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 15 December 2023.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (20 June 2022). "Peter Capaldi & Cush Jumbo To Star In London Thriller Series Criminal Record At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  4. ^ Ritman, Alex (20 June 2022). "Apple TV+ Orders Eight-Part London Thriller 'Criminal Record' Starring Peter Capaldi, Cush Jumbo". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (3 October 2023). "'Criminal Record' Starring Peter Capaldi & Cush Jumbo Gets Apple TV+ Premiere Date; First Photos". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  6. ^ Goldbart, Max (30 August 2022). "Apple TV+ Drama Criminal Record Signs BAFTA-Winning Help Star Cathy Tyson & Sets Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  7. ^ Mantilla, Ryan Louis (30 November 2023). "Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo Revisit a Rocky Past in 'Criminal Record' Trailer". Collider. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Criminal Record". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  9. ^ "Criminal Record: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 12 June 2024.

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