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Introduction from Danny Boyle

Commissioner Miller with Liz

A cop show without detectives.

Television has changed so much since I last worked there on Inspector Morse. The confidence and ambition of writers writing for the medium is palpable, and is electrifying audiences around the world. In Jesse and Sam, Britain has two of the world's finest, and funniest, writers.

Their take on the world's oldest police force as it navigates the new world of social media and instant modern communication was irresistible. And all of it without a detective in sight.

In turn of course this quality of writing helps attract the finest actors. Their characters, 16 of them, are kept in the air throughout. That's a wonderful way to look at the spread of humanity under phenomenal pressure in an essential public service. Can they keep all those characters alive? Tune in for the series.