UK / BBC-1 / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast August 2012
Writer: Stephen Butchard / Producer: Rebecca Hodgson / Executive Producer: Jessica Pope / Directors: Sam Miller (episodes 1 & 2), Sue Tully (episodes 3 & 4)
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 series “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.
WARREN BROWN as PC John Paul Rocksavage