The Cops

Season 2 Episode 1

Episode 1

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 1999 on BBC Two
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It's early morning, and Mel hasn't even left for work yet. Finding slimy DS Wakefield at the door of her new flat, with flatmate Rosie in tow, is not a great start to the day. Relocated to a rural nick out at Shepley, Wakefield has arrested Rosie for possession with intent to supply. Wakefield searches Mel's bedroom, and is delighted to find a small amount of dope. He leaves without making it clear what he'll do, leaving Mel facing possible dismissal from the Force. Natalie, on the other hand, is after promotion. She's pushing herself to pass her sergeant's exams but is anxious about the Skillet inquiry. If she doesn't come out of it well, her career will also be on the line. The result is due by the end of the shift and self-obsessed Nat can think of little else, even when Giffin is called away by his mother's death, appointing Nat as acting sergeant. She can't afford any fuck-ups. The first crisis quickly erupts down in custody, where the excitable Dean over-reacts to known nutter Billy Mallet's provocation ('Who are you calling a paedophile?'). The ensuing scrap leaves Mike needing four stitches in his leg ('He nearly had me balls off'). Natalie takes control of the situation and despatches Mike to hospital. On a rare trip out in the field, Chief Inspector Newlands is bringing 'POPS' to the residents of Skeetsmore. The Skillet affair has not been forgotten, and Newlands is launching a new scheme - Problem Orientated Policing (POPS). At a tenants' meeting, Newlands introduces Mel, Jaz and Colin as the estate's new 'community bobbies'. However, the tenants are less than enthusiastic about his 'crime packs' and 'pink questionnaires'. Many of the residents are outspokenly critical of the lax attitude to drugs and dealers, and one mother, Sandra Sharpe, speaks out against the notorious Caffrey brothers. She gets her punishment later in the day. Natalie's leadership skills are further tested by a domestic call-out. A husband is threatening his baby with a knife. Although preoccupied by the Inquest result, she handles it well. Newland eases her mind as he confirms that the Inquest has found her innocent of negligence. As for Mel, Wakefield strings her along all day about the dope find. This culminates in Mel's humiliation and the end of a long friendship. She tells Rosie she's got to move out: 'That shit that goes on out there - you've dragged it in here'.moreless

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Liz Hume-Dawson

Liz Hume-Dawson

Anne

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Lynn Roden

Lynn Roden

Teresa Farla

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Dean Worswick

Dean Worswick

Hughie Kelso

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Sue Jaynes

Sue Jaynes

Sandra Sharpe

Recurring Role

Stuart Goodwin

Stuart Goodwin

Darrell Stone

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Margaret Blakemore

Margaret Blakemore

Cindy

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