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Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters as Bishop and Pike in Bulletproof. Picture: SUPPLIED
Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters as Bishop and Pike in Bulletproof. Picture: SUPPLIED

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UK series Bulletproof, created by Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, shot its third season in Cape Town early this year. Praised for its portrayal of black characters in leading roles, the show has had a successful run, particularly in the US. Grethe Kemp caught up with them on set and, after asking about their experience of filming in SA, the conversation turned to race

With the dream of making a series like Bad Boys for a British audience, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters created Bulletproof, a buddy cop action drama that sees detectives Bishop and Pike fight crime together on the streets of London’s East End.

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