Merseybeat

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Merseybeat is a British television police procedural drama series, created and principally written by Chris Murray, first broadcast on BBC One on 16 July 2001. The series follows the personal and professional lives of one shift of police officers from... read more

Merseybeat is a British television police procedural drama series, created and principally written by Chris Murray, first broadcast on BBC One on 16 July 2001. The series follows the personal and professional lives of one shift of police officers from the fictional Newton Park police station in Merseyside, England. A total of four series were broadcast, with the final episode airing on 19 January 2004. The series had an ensemble cast, initially led by Haydn Gwynne as Superintendent Susan Blake. However, only three actors remained with the programme through all four series: John McArdle, Chris Walker and David Hargreaves. In 2001, prior to the programme's official launch, the first episode attracted controversy due to alleged similarities between its plot and the murder of James Bulger. However, BBC bosses defended the series, stating "there are no associations with the tragic case of James Bulger".

Original Release

07/16/2001 on BBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Hearts and Minds Monday, 17 November 2003
2 Warrior Moon Monday, 24 November 2003
3 Broken Dreams Monday, 01 December 2003
4 True Colors Monday, 08 December 2003
5 Angels with Dirty Faces Monday, 15 December 2003
6 Repeat Offender Monday, 05 January 2004
7 Distant Vices Monday, 12 January 2004
8 Day of Reckoning Monday, 19 January 2004
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