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.
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…
No Offence continues on Tuesdays at 9pm on Channel 4