There weren't as many in the second episode, Bee. There were views of the roof tops above Beddy Road by Kings Road. The first episode showed Cash Generators and the exterior of the shop, in the Strand and pictures of where the family lived, which was the first house on Bedford Road after the old Bedford pub
I watched the second episode it was slightly lighter in mood, but I didn't connect with the MH patient getting shot. It portrayed our armed police in bad light. The man had been blinded by pepper spray, yes, he was waving a knife, but in my opinion he was no threat to the police or the public, as he was contained.
It's my opinion that the police in this situation would have give him time or because the man was blinded they could have approached him from the side and disarmed him by hitting his arm/wrist holding the knife with a baton.
It's all very well me sitting here in the safety of my armchair, making judgement about the police. But I believe that the scene was Americanised, in that this is what the American police would have done. It may also represent an anti police opinion by Jimmy McGovern.
I believe our police would have let the RMN's talk their patient down, whilst maintaining a safe environment and the man would have survived. However, that scenario wouldn't have been in keeping with the general tone of the program and Jimmy didn't want to portray our professionals in a positive light.
I watched a documentary where Scottish policemen visited the USA and their police visited the UK, to see each other's Forces in action. The American police could not believe how our police dealt with people with knives/weapons and that the majority of UK police were not armed.
They watched a video of Glasgow police talking to a man brandishing a machete, they kept a safe distance and eventually persuaded the man to drop his weapon. The US police said an armed person would only get one or two warnings to put their weapon down, before they used deadly force.