Available to Watch: Better: a 'very dark' five-part thriller' about a corrupt police officer
PHOTO: Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan
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[First Published: 7 February 2023]
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Produced by award-winning content studio SISTER (Chernobyl, This is Going to Hurt), Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie, Avenue 5) and Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, The Honourable Woman, ABC Murders) star in Better, the BBC’s brand-new five-part thriller from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Humans, Spooks).
Set and shot entirely in Leeds and West Yorkshire, Better explores the complex and powerful bonds of loyalty and family, set in a world where everyone has their own version of “right” and “wrong”. Examining the power of human conscience, we follow DI Lou Slack’s (Leila Farzad) epic battle towards redemption, by bringing down Col McHugh (Andrew Buchan); the man she has come to love like a brother and the man she has helped place at the head of Leeds criminal underworld. But while Col is a dangerous enemy to make, Lou’s biggest battle may yet be with herself.
19 years ago, when Lou was a young police officer at her lowest ebb and Col a low-ranking but ambitious newcomer to the Leeds underworld, their paths crossed, and they struck a deal that changed their lives forever. The bargain allowed Col to become very rich and very powerful, and Lou to turn around her failing career. A complex but special bond between the pair was forged, and so began Lou’s gradual slide into corruption. But now, when Lou’s family is brought to the brink of a tragedy, she must put right the wrongs that she has spent years rationalising and excusing, to have a second chance at a new, better life.
DI Lou Slack - Leila Farzad
Chris Fry - Executive Producer for SISTER
From Monday 13th February, episodes will air weekly on BBC One at 9pm, with all episodes also available to stream as a boxset on iPlayer.
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February 21, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One