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BBC One’s Good Cop Reinvents the Crime Drama

BBC One’s Good Cop Reinvents the Crime Drama

BBC One’s new crime drama, Good Cop, has reinvented the genre in its attempts to show the real world of police work.

BBC One’s new crime drama, Good Cop, has reinvented the genre in its attempts to show the real world of police work.

Stephen Butchard, the writer behind the new show said that while all the CSI-type shows are enjoyable they have been around for a while and he was trying “to put something different up on the screen.”

He realised that the public are far more likely to meet a response officer and therefore chose one as his protagonist.

The show focuses on a character called Sav played by Warren Brown. Butchard describes Sav as “a good cop who ends up having to do very bad things.”

While researching the show Butchard spent a lot of time in police stations watching how the police interact with one another and their attitude towards the public which left him with the impression of the police as “the good guys.”

Nonetheless, Good Cop is anything but a police propaganda film.

There are some truly shocking scenes in it, in particular an extremely violent episode which “sends Sav’s life into turmoil.”

Overall the show offers a refreshing look at crime dramas and is truly gripping in its intense depiction of the day to day realities of police work.

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Having written for both her school and university newspaper, Gemma is certainly not new to the world of journalism. A true fan of all things British, she loves to go out and find out what is going on across the UK. Gemma’s writing will keep you up-to-date with all the latest national news.

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