The BBC have confirmed that new drama CUFFS will air on Wednesday's at 8.00pm as the lead-in to The Apprentice.
CUFFS is a fresh, authentic, contemporary 8-part cop show for BBC One. A visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of frontline policing in the vibrant and alternative seaside city of Brighton. Adrenalised and propulsive, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. Every episode sees our cops put their lives on the line to protect the public; from a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi, to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun - this is a job fraught with danger. But the high stakes are also matched with more absurd altercations such as a middle-class dog-napping and naturists fighting on the beach. Written by Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), CUFFS is packed full of humour and humanity. A character-led drama as well as a police procedural, this is a show where the cops are forced to deal with everything the job throws at them and where work- based pressures are never left at the station door.
The post-watershed drama is gritty, humerous and brings something to the slot once taken by long-running school drama Waterloo Road. The impressive ensemble cast includes Ashley Walters, Amanda Abbington and Shaun Dooley.