Moses Jones is a three-part BBC Television drama series written by Joe Penhall, directed by Michael Offer and produced by Cameron Roach that was first broadcast on BBC Two in February 2009.
The discovery of the bizarrely mutilated body in the Thames who seems to have been the victim of a ritualistic witchcraft killing sparks a wave of violence amongst London s Ugandan exile community. DI Moses Jones (Shaun Parkes) is seconded to the case from Scotland Yard due to his supposed cultural links with the local African community and assisted by young, hopeful DS Dan Twentyman (Matt Smith, who a month before the series aired was cast in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who) he sets out to uncover the truth.
Jones and Twentyman find their investigations lead to the victim s niece Joy (Wunmi Mosaku) and her friend Solomon (Eamonn Walker) at the Afrigo Club where the ex-pat community go to unwind to the African beats of Solomon's band. As the investigation continues, the violence escalates and the evidence all seems to point towards Matthias Mutukula (Jude Akuwudike) a mysterious godfather figure rumoured to have both terror links and supernatural powers.
Forced to ask himself tough questions about his cultural identity, Moses Jones embarks on a frightening quest to track down his man and redeem himself before the community implodes... or takes revenge itself.