Blue Lights: Blue Lights Season One (full)
May 2, 2023 11:42 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Blue Lights follows rookie police officers working in Belfast, a city in which being a frontline response cop comes with unique pressures and dangers. The city, nominally "post-conflict" still has sectarian divides, paramilitaries running drug operations and conditions which make police work difficult. The Guardian "Don’t sleep on this fantastically tense Belfast cop show". The Spectator "The BBC’s Blue Lights is a near-perfect cop drama" First shown by the BBC March 2023 and currently available on iPlayer.
posted by rongorongo (4 comments total)
Sounds brilliant! Looks like it's coming to SBS On Demand for any other Aussie nerds for gritty police procedurals...
posted by prismatic7 at 1:12 AM on May 3, 2023

The series could maybe be compared to "Line of Duty" in terms of its coverage of British policing. On the whole it is heavier on a feeling of potential threat than of constant action. The writers grew up in Belfast, and I think it shows in their understanding of the place. A second series has been commissioned.
posted by rongorongo at 3:51 AM on May 3, 2023

Enjoyed this. Some of the in car dialogue felt a bit forced but some solid work on imminent danger throughout. Different spins on psychological impact. Worth a watch.
posted by biffa at 4:28 AM on May 3, 2023 [1 favorite]

Anybody know if this will be on britbox?
posted by oldnumberseven at 9:01 PM on May 3, 2023

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