Good Cop - General Information
Premiere: August 30, 2012
Genre: Crime | Drama
Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm (1x04 moved to Saturday)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Ended: I have not read anything suggesting a second series.
4 Part Mini-Series -- Aug 30, 2012 to Oct 13, 2012 -- Completed Airing
1x01 -- Aug 30, 2012
1x02 -- Sep 06, 2012
1x03 -- Sep 13, 2012
Postponed (See the "News" section below)
1x04 -- Oct 13, 2012 (Saturday)
About the show
Drama series about a beat cop whose life changes forever when his best friend and colleague is attacked.
1x01 -- Set in the city of Liverpool, it begins as an ordinary day, but while out running on Crosby beach, John Paul runs into his ex-girlfriend Cassandra and their daughter Libby. He sees a glimpse of the family he could have had, but Cassie isn't interested in a reunion. Later as he is enjoying lunch with his best mate and colleague Andy Stockwell he witnesses a gang of men mistreating a waitress. He ends up intervening and finds himself face to face with a very unpleasant Finch, who threatens to attack the next policeman that he sees. After beginning their shift John Paul and Andy attend what seems like another regular call out. After they arrive at the house though they see Finch and the gang from the diner are waiting. Andy ends up being badly beaten and the gang escape. Later that night, haunted by images of Finch, he returns to the house in an effort to make sense of it all and finds a loaded gun hidden under a loose floorboard. Finch then shows up and John Paul is forced to stand his ground and makes a decision that changes the course of his life and career forever.
1x02 -- Sav finds himself under serious threat from Callum Rose, Finch's mate. Callum is very unpredictable and he seems to know a lot about Sav. Sav is left with no option but to take action after he keeps showing up. Sav and his new partner Amanda attempt to identify a homeless woman whom they were unable to prevent from jumping off a building.
1x03 -- Costello briefs the team before a door-to-door investigation into Callum's murder takes place. Sav looks in Jonjo's cell and is met by DC Liam Frainey. Sav later discovers that Jonjo has been set free and confronts Frainey but Costello intervenes. As he gets ready for Andy's funeral, Sav takes solace from talking to his father and remembering his mother
1x04 -- Sav's efforts to get Jonjo arrested for Andy's murder cause suspicion from Costello and Sarge. At work with Amanda, his lines of wrong, right and justice seem to be blured. Sav sees local known thief Kyle Smart whilst out on patrol and asks him to keep an eye out for two men who have been attacking young women. Amanda poses as a student in an attempt to catch the two men but things don't go to plan. Sav receives a call from Kyle to say he's seen the two men on dirt bikes, Sav decides it's time to sort things out his own way.
Episode 4 of BBC Drama 'Good Cop' has been postponed in the wake of the tragic killings of two female police officers in Manchester England on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012.
The finale of Good Cop, which follows Cop John-Paul Rocksavage as he avenges the murder of his partner by killing off those responsible, was believed to have featured scenes of violence against a female Police Officer which were deemed by the Corporation too sensitive to broadcast in light of the murders of two Greater Manchester female Officers.
Police Officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were called out to investigate a supposed burglary taking place in an estate in Greater Manchester on Tuesday. They were then apparently ambushed by suspect Dale Cregan, who had been laying in wait for the officers to arrive before shooting at them and attacking them with a military style hand grenade.
Cregan is also suspected of murdering Mark Short and his father David in the same way.
Both officers died from their wounds and the BBC were keen to avoid inflicting further trauma on the victims' families by airing the episode. The BBC released a statement last night saying:
It is still unknown at this time when the episode will eventually air. The show, which stars Warren Brown, has received positive reviews since it began three weeks ago. In its place last night, the BBC aired a repeat of sitcom Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis, as well as Have I Got News For You.
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