Sherwood is a British crime TV drama series based on real-life events that took place in Nottingham, UK. The series is produced by the BBC and was received well enough to earn for itself a second season. The series concerns two murders in Sherwood that inflame old prejudices and feuds from the 1980s and a massive manhunt.
As mentioned above, Sherwood is based on historical events, in particular, the coal miners’ strikes of the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher’s administration strove to gut the labour unions of their power and influence. Into this scenario, a murder is committed that divides the Sherwood folks once more as old feuds are re-ignited. Two police inspectors viz. St. Clair (David Morrissey) and Cleaver (Terence Maynard) need to work together to investigate and solve the crime despite the share acrimonious history that the pair share.
The murder is committed by bow and arrow (!) and the murderer takes the signature guise of Robin Hood, a mythic figure tied to the locale, of course. As St. Clair and Cleaver conduct their investigations, they discover that the motive behind the murder may have something to do with an incident that both were involved with back in the 1980s. when they were both young police constables.
Sherwood highlights certain malpractices of the Metropolitan police force that have been covered up to this day and the fact that the clampdown of the unions in the 1980s changed the future of the UK to what it is now. There is a strong personal element to this thematic drive as James Graham grew up in Nottingham during those tumultuous times.
This is yet another stellar BBC crime drama that deserves your attention. Well written plot and characters with a deep, thought-provoking thematic drive. Definitely worth binge-watching. Highly recommended!
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