Show Synopsis

Former London undercover police detective Jim Worth (Tim Roth) is the seemingly gentle new police chief of Little Big Bear, a small town at the edge of the Canadian Rockies, where his family of four has moved to escape his violent past. But, thanks to a chief of security for North Stream Oil, the oil company that dominates the town, Worth’s past catches up with him and he and his wife Angela call into service Jim’s violent, alcoholic alter-ego, Jack Devlin, to fight anyone they suspect of hurting their family. Local head of public relations for North Stream, Elizabeth Bradshaw, wavers between ethics and criminality against a backdrop of rough oil workers and bikers.

Tin Star

Tin Star

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About the show

Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies and starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.

When a vast industrial facility opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organised crime.

Then crime strikes back. And when Jims family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface.

We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is in fact Jack – the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: an undercover cop with a violent past and a long list of enemies; a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim.

Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 10:30am

Fun And Slaughter

Episode 1 | Series 1

Jim Worth is a recovering alcoholic who has left London to be police chief in remote Little Big Bear in the Canadian Rockies, for a fresh start.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 11:20am

The Kid

Episode 2 | Series 1

The Worth family is left devastated by the tragedy. Wracked by guilt, Jim seeks out the comfort of the whiskey bottle and attempts to bury his grief by reviewing the North Stream murder…

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 12:15pm

Comfort Of Strangers

Episode 3 | Series 1

After a night of heavy drinking and blackouts, Jim returns to the hotel only to find Anna has disappeared.

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 1:05pm


Episode 4 | Series 1

As Whitey's infatuation with Anna deepens, the family must endure their loved ones funeral and process their grief and respective guilt over what happened

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 2:00pm


Episode 5 | Series 1

With Jim banished from his family home, Angela decides to take the security of her family into her own hands. Whitey's uncle Frank attempts to take advantage of the oil boom.

Episode 6, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 2:50pm


Episode 6 | Series 1

Devastated by the consequences of Jim's swift and violent response to his kidnap attempt, Whitey's anguish drives him deeper into recklessness.

Episode 7, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 3:45pm


Episode 7 | Series 1

Jack's excessive reaction to the burgeoning connection between Whitey and Anna succeeds only in driving his daughter further away from him.

Episode 8, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 4:45pm

This Be The Verse

Episode 8 | Series 1

Despite the ravages of alcohol taking hold, Jack is starting to piece events together. Long-buried horrors from his past are resurfacing, offering tantalising glimpses of the truth…

Episode 9, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 5:35pm

Fortunate Boy

Episode 9 | Series 1

We go back 10 years, and across the Atlantic, to meet Jack Devlin, undercover and at the peak of his drug and booze addiction.

Episode 10, Series 1

Saturday December 29 at 6:30pm

My Love Is Vengeance

Episode 10 | Series 1

Upon learning the identity of the killer, Jack abandons any remaining semblance of being the town's symbol of law and order. Both he and Angela head into the mountains to bring things…

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