Malcolm Davies

Malcolm was born in Ilford on the outskirts of London and from a young age believed his destiny lay with the smell of the greasepaint after appearing as Dr. Bradman in Noel Coward's Blythe Spirit when he was 16.

At the age of 20 he began a thirty-year career with the Metropolitan Police Force and, after three years, joined the Criminal Investigation Department. In 1988 he was first posted as a Detective in Hackney. Malcolm has led high profile reactive and pro-active investigations as well as serving on Borough and Specialist Crime Units, including the Operation Trident gun and gang crime unit and the Technical Surveillance Unit where he managed high-risk covert operations.

Malcolm also holds a Certificate of Education obtained whilst lecturing at the Detective Training School to outside intelligence agencies.

In 2008 an ITV drama about one of Malcolm's high profile investigations was filmed. He found himself assisting the scriptwriter of U Be Dead and advising the actor who portrayed him, David Kennedy. Malcolm has also worked with David Morrisey when he prepared for his role as a Detective Inspector in the Sky 1 Drama Thorne.

Malcolm retired from policing in 2012 with a number of commendations to his name for leadership and detective work. He then undertook a year's method acting course, acquired an agent and hit the ground running. He has appeared in commercials, a number of short films and features and in the play Richard II in London. Since retiring Malcolm has also been writing screenplays and has recently been performing stand up comedy in London.

Paul Bourne

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Paul served thirty years in the Metropolitan Police and recently retired as a Detective Superintendent. Throughout his exemplary career he headed investigations into a wide assortment of serious and organised crime on both corporate and domestic scales that spanned all levels of criminal enterprise.

During his service he has worked in collaboration with local and governmental agencies and has vast experience in the importance of working together to achieve a successful outcome. He has addressed diverse groups spanning communities, cultures and backgrounds, developing excellent interpersonal skills in order to facilitate communication and to satisfy specific needs in a coherent and effective manner.

Paul has a passion for writing and has so far completed two books based on his experiences and accomplishments. These stories relate to serious and organised criminality, firearms, gang violence and much more, offering a detailed insight into an undercover detective's life policing the UK.

Paul has a teaching qualification and a Master’s degree in Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology, giving him theoretical expertise alongside his practical experiences in criminal activity and community needs. He is a visiting university lecturer for Law and Criminology students where he discusses theories on criminal activities and safety within communities.

Tony Morgan

Tony is a former soldier who went on to serve 26 years in the Metropolitan Police Service. His career covered many aspects of operational policing including surveillance, public order and firearms. He has witnessed first hand the challenges and dangers that are symptomatic within these police specialities and has built up a plethora of experiences that he now brings to this latest venture.

During his service, especially within the Mets firearms unit, he has worked in collaboration with many agencies both national and international. He has delivered presentations to international delegations from China and the Middle East as well as Europe. Tony was a nationally trained Police instructor and also holds an educational teaching qualification. His final posting in the police was the training and development manager for the national counter terrorism specialist firearms officers' capability. He led the way in developing and exercising tactics for dealing with extreme threats from both individuals and organised groups. He has been commended on numerous occasions for his leadership in both operational and instructional services.

On leaving the police in 2013 Tony was approached by a production company, on behalf of Channel 4, who were looking for an advisor to assist with a pilot and series about modern policing in London. As quoted by director Danny Boyle,

"His ability to quickly realise what actors playing cops didn't need to know as much as what they did, marks him out as the perfect advisor for the depiction of the police on film and television where police tactics and training are concerned.

He realises budgets are restricted, time is limited but also how important key information is to help actors build their characters. He makes headway with minimum fuss helping actors manage detail in a scene and pick up general understanding of what it is to be a cop.

His dry sense of humour, photographic recall of situations arising from his 25 years in the police and his pride in public service are a bonus and make him an invaluable member of the Babylon team."

He has since assisted on numerous TV and film productions, such as Silent Witness and Safe House, specialising in police dialogue, procedures, tactics and onset advice.

Richard Strickland

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Richard joined the Metropolitan Police service in 1983 and spent the first years pounding the beat and learning the 'job' around North West London. During his service he policed numerous major sporting and public order events, notably the night of the Broadwater Farm riot in Tottenham, the Poll Tax riots, the Millwall football riot and the anti-Israeli protests in 2009.

It was this type of public order police work that really shaped his service and he went on to spend time riding the horses in the Mounted Section and specialised as a National Public Order and Officer Safety trainer, where he was instrumental in shaping the training for all officers, not only those within the Metropolitan Police but also nationally.

Richard received a number of commendations during his service for both his operational and training ability due to his leadership and professionalism.

Over the years Richard has gained numerous qualifications specific to his specialism as well as a Certificate of Education.

Since his retirement as a sergeant from the service in 2013 he has continued to pass on his wealth of knowledge and experience and in particular his expertise on how to deal with conflict and the legislation surrounding the 'use of force', delivering bespoke training packages within the public and private sector. He has also provided technical, tactical and procedural on-set advice on a number of television productions such as The Bill and more recently Babylon.