A gripping retelling of Shakespeare's tale, set in the London police department. John Othello (Eammon Walker) is a black officer in a largely white police force, a charismatic man from a working class background whose integrity, dedication and determination to uphold the law equally make him a formidable asset. His mentor, Assistant Commissioner Ben Jago (Christopher Eccleston), is an amoral careerist whose personable exterior conceals a seething, scheming ego driven by ambition. Two events converge to force Othello into the limelight. A black man, Billy Coates (Morgan Johnson), is arrested on shaky pretenses and dies in police custody, and Othello single-handed defu...