No Offence guys but the women are the best thing about Paul Abbott’s new police drama say viewers

Joanna Scanlan, Elaine Cassidy and Alexandra Roach were on top form in the gritty, funny cop show...

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At the launch of his Channel 4 series No Offence, Paul Abbott said he hadn’t consciously written “strong female voices” into his show, because that was just a natural thing to do. “Everyone should write female voices strong.” Wise words.

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Yet it’s still very unusual to have three women fronting a gritty, funny, intelligent TV drama – and viewers were thrilled. As Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It), Alexandra Roach (Utopia) and Elaine Cassidy (Harper’s Island) solved crimes with the help – and sometimes hindrance – of their male counterparts, Twitter was in awe of the female triumverate.

And this Tweet summed it all up in perfect emojis…

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Meet the cast and characters of No Offence

No Offence continues on Tuesdays at 9pm on Channel 4