Apart from that, the social issues that were the actual focus of the show seemed (from this non-Brit perspective) to be pretty well done. For ex, the questions about police access to automatic weapons reflect actual concerns, as AFAIK the British police forces have always cited "need to know" regarding their ability to deploy and use some pretty heavy firepower when considered necessary. AIDS in prison, prisoners rights and the deafness of politicians to unattractive issues or persons - well done. Police bias and harassment of bars and clubs frequented by gays/'shirtlifters' - again well done.
Balloil's wife looked like she was wearing a star trek uniform at one point - kinda cute, in a tacky way.
Gay club - was that Adrian Lester who passed Balloil the news about the two detectives? Yes! IMDB fail here. #
I thought Martin nailed the part of an essentially good but not very strong man caught between family and desire, duty and obligation.
# I love Adrian Lester from 'Hustle' - the show that's like 'Leverage' only they did it first.