Bulletproof on DVD

Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke as Pike and Bishop

BULLETPROOF has just finished tearing around Sky One. A bit reminiscent of classics such as The Sweeney and The Professionals, it won enough fans to get a second series commissioned straightaway.

Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are the buddy cops who ricochet off each other. Walters plays Ronnie Pike, who’s from a middle-class family and whose dad is a well-connected senior officer. Aaron Bishop grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.

It’s the chemistry between co-creators Clarke and Walters (who worked out the premise along with Nick Love) that is Bulletproof’s selling point. The banter and occasional friction between them is free-flowing and feels natural.

Organised crime is their brief. The action is fast and the humour mostly hits its target. It’s a nice touch have Clarke Peters, of The Wire fame, as their boss. EastEnders fans will enjoy Lindsey Coulson’s turn as a senior detective.

Bulletproof is now out on DVD on 23 July (RRP £24.99). If you need a break from twee whodunits and Nordic Noir, load up a Bulletproof DVD.

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