Good Cop (BBC-1 2012, Warren Brown, Stephen Graham)

Good Cop

In four part drama Good Cop Liverpool response cop PC John Paul Rocksavage aka Sav finds everything he believes about life called into question when his partner is brutally attacked on duty. He quickly finds that a desire for revenge is his spur for continuing and that his notions of right and wrong are blurring.

The series is written by the excellent Stephen Butchard who says of his inpetus to write the show “What also really appealed to me was that they (early response cops) are the first on the scene and they make the first early decisions. They bring in other people, and then that’s really it. They’re sent away then. I like that you know the fact he’s done his job and now he’s got to move onto the next crisis. I wanted it to be about the man as a whole, not just about the police man. I very much wanted to go home with him, and see what’s happening there and how private life impacts upon the life in the uniform and vice versa.”

Brown is quietly proving himself to be one of the UK’s most reliable young leading men these days.

production details
UK / BBC One / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 30 August – 13 October 2012

Writer: Stephen Butchard / Theme Music: Armies by Tricky / Producer: Rebecca Hodgson / Executive Producer: Jessica Pope / Directors: Sam Miller (episodes 1 & 2), Sue Tully (episodes 3 & 4)

Warren Brown as Constable John Paul Rocksavage
Michael Angelis as Robert Rocksavage
Stephen Graham as Noel Finch
Aisling Loftus as Cassandra Stanton
Chloe Thomson as Libby Stanton
Mark Womack as DCI Craig Costello
Stephen Walters as Callum Rose
Rob Jarvis as DCI Stoddart
Philip Hill-Pearson as DC Liam Frainey
Kevin Harvey as Sergeant Middleton
Tom Hopper as Constable Andy Stockwell
Kerrie Hayes as Constable Amanda Morgan
Christine Tremarco as Justine
Don Gayle as Team Driver Police officer
Johann Myers as Gary Walton
Carl Rice as Phil Davenport
Michael J. Tait as Constable Darren Skinner
Joe Macauley as Jonjo Heinz
Shaun Mason as Kyle Smart
Graham O’Mara as Bradley Pearson
Michael Smiley as Tom Lomax
Dallon Weekes as Dallon Weekes