I think it's because of roles like these that Winstone was picked to play Regan in the Sweeney remake.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"
One more episode to go for me and so far this series has been nothing but superb. Nice to hear Winstone using his cockney geezer banter and in one episode he even says "on me daily" which to date, I think I've only ever heard 'Confident' Clive Cosgrove say in 'A Number Of Old Wives Tales'.
There has probably only been one which I thought was a bit weaker than the others - the series 2 episode where Vincent helps a Catholic priest at a youth club, this one was a bit of a turkey as it just didn't seem authentic enough to me. Life On Mars's Liz White was in this one.
Normally I can't stick Ray Winstone going over the top with his hardman cockney geezer routine but in Vincent it is far more restrained and this is a very enjoyable series.
Suranne Jones as Beth (or 'Beff' as Winstone puts it)....
Interesting story of the Vincent film crew being attacked by a few yobs here: