A fresh, authentic and visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing.
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Amanda Abbington ...  DS Jo Moffat 8 episodes, 2015
Karen Bryson ...  Custody Sgt. Melanie Pyke 8 episodes, 2015
Alex Carter ...  PC Lino Moretti 8 episodes, 2015
Shaun Dooley ...  DC Carl Hawkins 8 episodes, 2015
Robbie Gee ...  INSP Graham Webb 8 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hawley ...  Simon Reddington 8 episodes, 2015
Jacob Ifan ...  PC Jake Vickers 8 episodes, 2015
Eleanor Matsuura ...  PC Donna Prager 8 episodes, 2015
Paul Ready ...  DI Felix Kane 8 episodes, 2015
Peter Sullivan ...  Chief Supt. Robert Vickers / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Ashley Walters ...  PC Ryan Draper 8 episodes, 2015
Clare Burt Clare Burt ...  Debbie Vickers 7 episodes, 2015
Bhavna Limbachia ...  PC Misha Baig 7 episodes, 2015
Pippa Nixon ...  Alice Gove 5 episodes, 2015
Michael Ajao ...  Corey Draper 4 episodes, 2015
Michael Byrne ...  Leslie Kane 4 episodes, 2015
Georgina Rich ...  Sandy Hawkins 4 episodes, 2015
Saffron Coomber ...  Bethany Hawkins 3 episodes, 2015
Rosie Day ...  Stacey / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Denise Gough ...  Orla 3 episodes, 2015
Anne Lafon-Delpit Anne Lafon-Delpit ...  Extra 3 episodes, 2015
Melanie Marshall Melanie Marshall ...  Grace 3 episodes, 2015
Naana Agyei Ampadu ...  Shelley 2 episodes, 2015
John Carr ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Clara Onyemere Clara Onyemere ...  Dominque 2 episodes, 2015
Tom Page Tom Page ...  Victor Egbert / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Claire Rafferty ...  Fiona Glendon 2 episodes, 2015
Bronson Webb ...  Reece Gutridge 2 episodes, 2015
James Daniel Wilson ...  Male Police Controller 2 episodes, 2015
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Cuffs is a fresh, authentic and visceral drama that will take the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing. Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi to an elderly farmer's wife with a shotgun, the stories are surprising and exciting. There will be more absurd altercations - such as a middle-class dog-napping or fisticuffs between pensioners - as well as the daily grind of speeding drivers, city-centre shoplifters and Saturday night drinkers. Written by Tiger Aspect Productions

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Good show but not 'Hill Street Blues'
26 November 2015 | by slydon13See all my reviews

The best 'cop' drama of all time for my money is 'Hill Street Blues' and while others attempt to reach that zen area of real, crazy and funny, none succeeds. I never got into 'The Bill' but 'Prime Suspect' was perhaps the best UK cop drama but 'Scott & Bailey' is well written.

This show has a great cast, alright script and makes Brighton appealing (which is difficult in itself) but it is mostly a star vehicle for the very cute, Jacob Ifan. Episode 1 is his first day on the job.

The other characters have perhaps more interesting stories and more talent and experience but get far less camera time. Each episode is centred on four beat cops who have different lives. 3 men, 1 woman.

Based on the poster, Amanda Abbington, who holds her own on Sherlock, should be the main star but it hasn't worked out that way. They dress her in colours that don't suit her to make her look as though she is on chimo. Her story is a cliché, unworthy of the BBC. She is in a no- win sexual relationship with her boss but nobody knows. The writers fail her and us. Changing the cat to a dog is the only creative move made here.

Why can so few writers write middle aged women? We are tough, experienced, own our own homes, survived having lived with men, in a world ruled by men and taken responsibility for all the difficult things in day-to-day life, take care of elderly parents, avoid siblings, change careers, survived over 1000 periods and I could go on. The writers failure here is to rely on a man's stereotypical view of women as needy when most people know that by the time a woman reaches 40 we don't care what you're thinking anymore.

Having said all that - it was very watchable and I immediately tweeted my LGBT friends to alert them to the show. It makes a good nights viewing with 'London Spy'.


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