2 Works in 55 Degrees North
Dominic 'Nicky' Cole, is a charismatic black detective who brings his family (uncle Errol, and nephew Matty) to Newcastle after being transferred from his London post for reporting a corrupt senior officer.
At first he is not made to feel welcome and is stuck on the night shift, but in time he wins over his new co-workers through his winsome charm, diligence, integrity and success at solving crimes. Romance also enters his life in the form of Claire Maxwell, a solicitor with the Crown Prosecution Service who work closely with the local police.
This story is based on a wonderful, though not very well-known, show that ran for two series but was unexpectedly discontinued. I needed a happy ending to round it all off.
Disclaimer: the characters and story of '55 Degrees North' are the property of creator/writer Timothy Prager, distributor Zenith North, and the BBC [Scotland].
A grimace came over the young woman's face, lines forming on her olive skin. “I've always wondered how that man came to be a Watcher. He's completely incompetent.”