The third series of Paul Abbott‘s award-winning Channel 4 series No Offence returns with the brilliant and unbreakable crime fighting family of Friday Street coppers in 6 brand new episodes.
The extremities of DI Viv Deering’s world are governed not only by thugs, but by politicians too. Same goes for all of us. In our crowded world enemies can be almost invisible. Deering and her team adopt equally covert tactics to expose a few bare-faced truths.
Paul Abbott says: “Series 3 is about the void left by political parties, clusters of ignorance streamlined in to soldier ants. Whether it’s a real or perceived void doesn’t matter. Predators will always exploit a weakness. Viv Deering really earns her wages in making her voice heard to diverse cultural factions.”
The fabulous three return: “let’s not pigeon shit all over the facts” Deering , impulsive DC Dinah Kowalska and astute DS Joy Freers .
At their sides in the crumbling Friday Street cop-shop are the adrenaline fuelled team: moral compass DC Spike Tanner , genius Miller ; and the uniforms big hearted Jonah , switched on Stuart , force of nature Tegan , off-the-wall Dr Peep and gentle office manager Gavin .
Swooping in to micromanage the Friday Street team is the sharp new Superintendent Marilyn Merchant . They’re having to play smarter than ever to keep the lid on a city at fragile breaking point.
Mayoral hustings in Cinderly, an inner-city area of Manchester, is a tinderbox ready to ignite. Fuelling the chaos in the community is leader of the extreme Far Right group Albion, Dennis Caddy , his outspoken girlfriend Bonnie and his mouthy sister Faye .
The febrile atmosphere in Cinderly ignites as the mayoral candidate anti-establishment, local girl-done-good politician Caroline McCoy goes head to head for the high-stakes electoral ward, with woolly liberal Mayor Karim Hassan. In their midst is the master puppeteer, mercenary Far Right fanatic Ralph Beckett , forcing Viv and the team to fight toe to toe as he wages his war on both the cops and culturally-vulnerable targets – with devastating consequences.
Viv and Friday Street find themselves pawns in a political chess match, which is the last thing they need as incidents of hate crime soar in the city. Clashing once more with the underworld and the upper brass alike, Viv’s never had it so tough and finds she must deploy every weapon in her arsenal to keep her team together and restore peace to a community wracked with political and xenophobic uncertainty.