The BEST Episodes of Cuffs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

Network: BBC One

Set in Brighton, the show aims to explore the rollercoaster of being a police officer in the UK by examining the relationships between the officers and detectives and the impact that this job has on their personal lives.

Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

#1 - Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 16, 2015

An ex-squaddie suffering from PTSD loses his grip on reality and endangers the team. As Jake realises he can't trust his lawyer boyfriend, Robert is forced to confront the consequences of his marital betrayal.

star 7.74
47 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Julie Gearey
Shakedowns and Stakeouts

#2 - Shakedowns and Stakeouts

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

An adrenaline-fuelled Saturday night in Brighton sees the team deal with a drugs death, a stakeout and a dog on cocaine. But it's a nightclub brawl that causes a personal crisis for Carl.

star 7.58
86 votes
Directors: Kieron Hawkes
Writers: Joey Barton
Cupid's Arrow

#3 - Cupid's Arrow

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 2, 2015

Following revelations about his son, Ryan loses his temper, and Jake witnesses a darker side of his mentor. Carl's chaotic personal life threatens a high-stakes case, and a runaway iguana plays cupid for Lino.

star 7.58
50 votes
Directors: Nick Rowland
Writers: Nancy Harris
Drastic Action

#4 - Drastic Action

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 9, 2015

When she's held at gunpoint, Donna's quick thinking saves the day but has personal ramifications. And as Felix and Carl investigate the disappearance of a teenager, Carl gets a disturbing insight into his boss' life.

star 7.49
47 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Julie Gearey
Another Dysfunctional Family

#5 - Another Dysfunctional Family

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 25, 2015

Felix investigates a kidnap case with more to it than meets the eye. Jo struggles with Robert's rejection and Carl is left to pick up the pieces.

star 7.42
50 votes
Directors: Nick Rowland
Writers: Julie Gearey
Luck of the Draw

#6 - Luck of the Draw

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

On his first day working with Ryan, rookie cop Jake faces a challenging shift on Brighton's streets, but as the boss's son, his biggest task is earning the respect of his colleagues.

star 7.28
103 votes
Writers: Julie Gearey
Boys Will Be Boys

#7 - Boys Will Be Boys

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 11, 2015

With an escaped prisoner on the loose, Carl and Felix investigate a spate of muggings on public school boys. Meanwhile, Jo investigates a distressing case that brings Jake and Ryan to blows.

star 7.25
91 votes
Directors: Kieron Hawkes
Writers: Julie Gearey
A Shock to the System

#8 - A Shock to the System

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 4, 2015

Jake is humiliated when he makes a spectacular rookie error on Brighton Pier. Meanwhile, an eccentric drug dealer is finally in Jo's sights, but his esoteric musings prompt her to consider her life choices.

star 7.12
100 votes
Writers: Julie Gearey