Police drama Good Cop shelved in wake of Manchester shootings causing deaths of two policewomen

September 20, 2012

The BBC has had to shelve the final-ever episode of its popular drama Good Cop after the deaths of two Greater Manchester Police officers.

The episode, which was due to be screened in the UK this evening, features a particularly violent attack on one female police officer. On Tuesday, as has been well-publicised by the media, Fiona Bone, aged 32, and Nicola Hughes, aged 23, were killed by a gun and grenade attack.

BBC One, after making the decision to postpone Good Cop’s last episode, released a statement that explained how the move had been made in light of recent news events. The episode was scheduled to be broadcast at 9pm.

Whilst the dust settles, the drama will be shown at an as-of-yet undecided later date. In its place, repeat episodes of panel show Have I Got News For You will be shown.

Good Cops is written by Bafta-nominated Stephen Butchard, who has also enjoyed success with his drama Five Daughters. It stars Warren Brown of Luther and Inside Man fame and focuses on the role of Merseyside Police officers.

In Good Cop’s first episode, a police officer was killed in the line of duty similar to PC Hughes and PC Bone, who suffered fatal injuries after attending a property to answer to reports of burglary.


2 Responses to “Police drama Good Cop shelved in wake of Manchester shootings causing deaths of two policewomen”

  1. BrendaRowland on September 23rd, 2012 12:34 pm

    I was very upset to see the brutal and fatal beating in Good Cop, even though it was a drama series. It does happen in reality though as we saw in Manchester, how very sad.
    Our police should be more protected and I think the death penalty should be imposed on anyone who not only kills a member of the police force, but also child murderers.

  2. helen on September 23rd, 2012 5:06 pm

    I am very, very disappointed that the BBC has stopped the showing of this excellent prgramme. Please please put the last episode on as soon as possible.