The Cops

Synopsis

This is not really a cop show at all. Perhaps, but incidentally. it is certainly not about solving crimes or catching villains.

The setting is urban but in a small enough patch for the audience to get to know and carry in its heart. We are not fighting crime in an anonymous metropolis. Nor following the bobby in Ruritania. It's just a town in the middle of an endless conurbation.

The Cops goes out into the community with the police, live there with them and use their unique perspective to witness just how our society is working or not.


Documentary style drama showing rough and tough policing on a daily basis. Highly praised for it's realism.

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Press

"...Innovative, exciting, involving and evolving"
Radio Times 11/12/1999 

"This series is one of the most impressive on TV".
London Evening Standard 06/12/1999 

"The Cops is almost unbearably good"
The Guardian 30/11/1999 

"BBC2's gritty drama The Cops just gets better and better ...and BETTER!"
The Daily Sport 29/11/1999 

"Tony Garnett's production has been justifiably applauded for it's gritty
realism, but there is also a healthy dose of dark humour that runs through
the show".
The Mail on Sunday 22/11/1999 

"The Cops the fascinating police series which has a documentary feel, continues to be compulsive viewing".
Daily Record 22/11/1999 

"If you haven't already, watch this. On our Mothers lives you will not regret it".
TV Times 13/11/1999 

" I could arrest you for having an offensive face". Sometimes unintentionally funny, sometimes so realistic it's more a fly-on-the wall
drama, or is it a spoof? In any event, this grittier-than-thou look at life in the force boasts camerawork that makes NYPD Blue look static".
Time Out 10/11/1999 

Awards

2001 BAFTA (Nominee) - Best Drama Series - The Cops

 BAFTA Television Craft Awards (Winner) - Special Achievement Award - World Productions 2000

BAFTA (Winner) - Best Drama Series - The Cops 1999

BAFTA (Winner) - Best Drama Series - The Cops

RTS Awards (Winner) - Best Drama Series - The Cops

Credits

Title:  The Cops
Original TX date: 19th October 1998 
Broadcaster: BBC2 
Format: Series 1: 8 x 1 Hour, Series 2: 10 x 1 Hour & Series 3 6 x 1 Hour 
Cast & Crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180347/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

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