Good Cop

9:00pm Thursday 30 August on BBC ONE

Warren Brown (Luther, Occupation) stars in the lead role of Stephen Butchard’s (Five Daughters, House of Saddam), Good Cop, a new four-part drama series made by BBC Drama Production North.

It starts as an ordinary day, but while out running on Crosby beach, beat cop PC John Paul Rocksavage (Sav) bumps into his ex-girlfriend Cassandra and their daughter Libby. Sav catches a glimpse of the family he could have had, but Cassie isn’t interested in a reunion.

Later that day Sav is having lunch with his best friend and colleague Andy Stockwell when he witnesses a gang of men mistreating a waitress. Sav intervenes and finds himself face to face with a very unpleasant Finch, who threatens to attack the next copper he sees.

Their shift starts and Sav and Andy attend what seems like another regular call out: neighbours have complained about the noise at a house party. But when they arrive at the house, Finch and the gang from the diner are waiting. As Sav tries to get in from the back, Andy manages to get in through the front where the gang launch a brutal assault on him. They escape, leaving Sav tending to a badly beaten Andy.

That night, haunted by images of Finch, Sav returns to the scene of Andy’s beating hoping to make sense of it all and finds a loaded gun concealed under a loose floorboard. At that moment Finch returns, but Sav stands his ground and makes a split second decision that changes the course of his life and career.

Warren Brown plays PC John Paul Rocksavage, Michael Angelis plays Robert Rocksavage, Aisling Loftus plays Cassandra, Tom Hopper plays Andy Stockwell, Stephen Graham plays Noel Finch, Stephen Walters plays Callum Rose, Joe Macaulay plays Jonjo Heinz, Jodie Comer plays Amy, Johann Myers plays Gary Walton, Carl Rice plays Philip Davenport, Kerrie Hayes plays WPC Amanda Morgan, Kevin Harvey plays Sergeant Middleton, Robbie Jarvis plays DCI Stoddart, Christine Tremarco plays Nurse Justine, Mark Womack plays DCI Costello, Philip Hill Pearson plays DC Liam Frainey and Shaun Mason plays Kyle Smart.

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