Joanna Scanlan (Getting On), Alexandra Roach (The Thirteenth Tale) and Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise) have been cast in Channel 4′s police procedural series No Offence.
Colin Salmon (Arrow, 24: Live Another Day), Will Mellor (Dates, Broadchurch) and Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Vera) join them in the mix of tough but big-hearted bobbies who go above and beyond to bring down the criminal rabble in a crumbling cop-shop.
Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers are all in a day’s work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering (Scanlan). But when a particularly twisted serial killer emerges it leaves even the most hardened of these seasoned coppers reeling.
After months and months of toil and trouble, The Elaine Cassidy Site has finally changed her wardrobe and is ready to reveal her new outfit to you all.
She’s fresh, she’s new age and she’s responsive! Yep, you can view this baby on your iPhone, iPad or any other device you carry around with you like it’s an extension of yourself.
Lou and I went and saw Fathers and Sons last week and we both absolutely loved it! The characters were unique, loveable and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. The set was also just gorgeous (See image below). We loved it that much we hope to go and see it again before the run ends on the 26th July.
We did wait for Elaine outside after the show and she walked past us, but we froze and just let her walk on by. We also didn’t have a pen as it was a last minute decision to wait for her, so it would have been a pointless exercise anyway. Maybe next time …
If you’d like to catch the show yourself, we highly recommend going and seeing it.
I have sad news to report that The Paradise won’t be returning for a 3rd series. There is a Save The Paradise Facebook page that has been created in order to try and get the series back for a 3rd go, so if you’d like to put in your two bobs worth in and give the BBC a bit of whatfor, head on over to give your support.
Photo by Johan Persson
Now the characters are established, you can motor along a bit more,’ says Elaine. ‘Katherine’s quite a piece of work. She’s in your face. But I’ve tried hard not to make her a pantomime villain. She’s a real person with real feelings but totally different from me. Elaine CassidyOn her character in The Paradise
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