Good Cop

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Good Cop
Alt=Series title over water
Genre Police Procedural drama
Starring Warren Brown
Kevin Harvey
Mark Womack
Robbie Jarvis
Opening theme Armies by Tricky
Composer(s) Paul Englishby
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Production
Executive producer(s) Jessica Pope
Producer(s) Rebecca Hodgson
Cinematography Tony Slater-Ling
Running time 55–60 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Productions
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
BBC One HD
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Original run 30 August 2012 (2012-08-30) – 13 October 2012 (2012-10-13)
External links
BBC official page

Good Cop is a British police procedural television series first broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD set in the city of Liverpool. The plot centres on an ordinary police constable whose life changes forever when his best friend and colleague is attacked in a savage ambush.[1] It was revealed on February 2013 that the series would not return.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Writer Director Original airdate UK viewers
(million)[3]
1 "Episode One" Stephen Butchard Sam Miller 30 August 2012 (2012-08-30) 4.82
A bad day for constable Rocksavage begins with an encounter with his estranged girlfriend, Cassandra and his daughter Libby; a confrontation with a vicious thug, Noel Finch, in a cafe; and later his partner constable Andy Stockwell is fatally injured in a targeted attack by the same thug and his gang members. Rocksavage encounters Finch, and is forced by circumstances to shoot him.
2 "Episode Two" Stephen Butchard Sam Miller 6 September 2012 (2012-09-06) 4.17
Noel Finch is dead and PC Rocksavage receives phone calls from Finch's associate, Callum Rose who knows what he did, culminating in a blackmail demand for £100,000. Rose begins to follow Rocksavage discovering where his estranged girlfriend and current girlfriend live putting Rocksavage under pressure who agrees to pay all he can raise, £35,000. After torturing and murdering Rose, Rocksavage believes he can return to a normal life.
3 "Episode Three" Stephen Butchard Sue Tully 13 September 2012 (2012-09-13) 4.39
Rocksavage takes photos of Cassandra, his daughter Libby, and her new boyfriend. This causes him more grief compounded by reading the eulogy at Andy's funeral. Two possible witnesses to the murder of Callum Rose are interviewed but the evidence is inconclusive. One witness, Bradley Pearson, becomes involved in a domestic row leading to a siege concluded by Rocksavage's intervention. The Detectives bring in Jonjo Heinz identified by Rocksavage as a third gang member who attacked Andy but he is released through a lack of hard evidence. Rocksavage plants the murder weapon in Heinz's home.
4 "Episode Four" Stephen Butchard Sue Tully 13 October 2012 (2012-10-13) 1.9 (temporary overnight)[6]

Rocksavage recovers the gun, and breaks into Jonjo Heinz's house intending to kill him. However, before be can confront Heinz the police arrive to raid the property, forcing Rocksavage to flee. Heinz is arrested for Andy Stockwell's murder, but there is insufficient evidence to charge him, and he is instead charged with a drugs-related offence, but Rocksavage's knowledge of an arrest at which he wasn't officially present draws the suspicion of DCI Costello. Rocksavage meets Cassandra at the beach where he tells her he wants to be part of his daughter's life. Constable Amanda Morgan agrees to pose as a student to catch two men who have been attacking young women, but when the undercover operation goes wrong Rocksavage decides to take action. After Kyle Smart, his informant points him to the assailants Rocksavage shoots and kills one of the attackers, but inadvertly fires at Smart when he unexpectedly shows up at the scene. Racked with guilt Rocksavage walks into the sea, although his fate is left ambiguous.

Note: Following the shooting of two police officers in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 18 September 2012, the BBC postponed the transmission of the final episode, originally scheduled for 20 September.[4] It was announced on 28 September that the final episode would air on 13 October 2012.[5]

Home Media[edit]

DVD[edit]

Release name UK release date
(region 2)
Australian release date
(region 4)
North American release date
(region 1)
Notes
Good Cop 15 October 2012[7][8] 5 June 2013[9] Despite being filmed in HD
no Blu-ray release.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC official page
  2. ^ Tweet from Warren Brown
  3. ^ "Weekly Viewing Summary (see relevant week)". BARB. 
  4. ^ "Police drama Good Cop pulled after Manchester shootings". BBC News (BBC). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "BBC confirms airdate for delayed final episode". Digital Spy. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Temporary Digitalspy http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s104/strictly-come-dancing/news/a430541/strictly-come-dancing-claims-biggest-win-over-x-factor-since-2006.html retrieved 14 October 2012
  7. ^ "Good Cop (DVD)". Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Good Cop episode guide". Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Good Cop". Blockbuster LLC. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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