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Copper Season 2 Episode 5 “A Morning Song”

Copper Season 2 Episode 5 “A Morning Song” on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC America Episode Synopsis: Copper Season 2 Episode 5 “A Morning Song”- Five Points falls into a state of panic as a community safe haven is seized by one of the deadliest men in New York City. With both coppers and civilians at the mercy of a brilliant but unstable force, Detectives Kevin Corcoran and Andrew O’Brien, with Doctor Matthew Freeman and several coppers, race against time to restore peace to the Sixth Ward. As the coppers defend their home against an unrelenting foe, Francis Maguire sees an opportunity to settle a score with Corcoran. READ MORE...

Copper Exclusive: Can a Counterfeiter Take Down the Sixth Precinct?

The copppers of Five Points may have met their match. On Sunday's all-new Copper (10/9c, BBC America), Corcoran ( Tom Weston-Jones ) and his men are faced with a new kind of criminal, a professional counterfeiter by the name of Philomen Keating (guest star Lee Tergesen ).

Copper Season 2 Episode 4 I Defy Thee To Forget

Copper Season 2 Episode 4 “I Defy Thee To Forget” on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC America Episode Synopsis: Copper Season 2 Episode 4 “I Defy Thee To Forget”- The Sixth Precinct’s search for the killer of a fellow officer is derailed as Annie Reilly creates a rift in the Corcoran home. Meanwhile, Madame Eva Heissen – attempting to preserve a secret she has carried for months – discovers an unlikely ally in General Brendan Donovan. Elizabeth Morehouse soothes her troubled conscience by aiding the Freemans in their quest for Sara’s mother and Francis Maguire finds himself crossing paths with his old friends – to surprising results. READ MORE...

Copper Exclusive: How to Catch a Cop Killer!

Gen. Donovan just wants the Sixth Precinct to do its job -- is that so wrong? On Sunday's all-new episode of Copper (10/9c, BBC America), a cop killer is on the loose, and Donovan ( Donal Logue ) is taking the matter to heart. "

Copper Season 2 Episode 3 - The Children of the Battlefield

Copper Season 2 Episode 3 “The Children of the Battlefield” on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC America Episode Synopsis: Copper Season 2 Episode 3 “The Children of the Battlefield”- Corcoran closes in on the parties responsible for the kidnapping and murder of young Five Points men. As the pressure to capture the culprits grows, he is forced to choose between fealty to the badge and loyalty to loved ones. Francis Maguire embraces his new position in the underworld, rapidly climbing the ladder of New York City’s criminal elite. Robert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford exchange vows – though the evening will prove to be nothing like either anticipated. READ MORE...

'Copper' period costumes cut from whole cloth

For some shows, costumers need only shop to build characters' wardrobes. But when shopping is impossible, costume design comes into play.Before a word is uttered in a period drama, costumes instantly tell you when and where the action unfolds. In BBC America's "Copper" Sundays, it's 1865 Manhattan.With the exception of a few pieces -- which are treated like the priceless treasures they are -- costume designer Delphine White creates the series' clothes.From her perch on an exercise ball behind her desk on the set in Toronto, White runs a very impressive wardrobe department. White's office walls are covered in photos of period dress: uptown, middle class, Five Points, Eva's Paradise (the brothel) and Native Americans.Workers dye vats of fabric and distress boots by roughing up new ones. In a vast room that looks like a time warp department store, racks of clothes are organized by uptown, teen boys, prostitutes, posh men's hats, petticoats, corsets."It is...

Copper Exclusive: Will Corky Make It to the Wedding on Time?

Watch your back, Corky! On Sunday's all-new Copper (10/9c, BBC America), we see Corcoran ( Tom Weston-Jones ) seemingly late to the wedding of Elizabeth Haverford and Robert Morehouse ( Anastasia Griffith , Kyle Schmid ).

Copper's Ato Essandoh: I look at Doctor Who

Zap2it: Is your "Copper" character, Dr. Freeman, the smartest physician on TV?Ato Essandoh: I look at Doctor Who; you know, he time travels, and I don't even have gauze. It's all deductive reasoning.Zap2it: What's his back story?Ato Essandoh: We are still working it out. He is an ex-slave whose owner happened to be a slave and let Freeman accompany him. In many ways, he is self-taught. I looked it up when I got the role. I thought there were no black doctors in 1864. There were six or seven.Zap2it: What did you study at college?Ato Essandoh: I was in chemical engineering at Cornell University. My girlfriend at the time dared me to do a play. I knew there was something I wanted, not necessarily engineering. What's nice about having an engineering degree is everybody thinks you are smart.Zap2it: Was getting that degree at an Ivy League school expected in your family?Ato Essandoh: My parents are...

Copper Season 2 Episode 2 - Aileen Aroon

Copper Season 2 Episode 2 “Aileen Aroon” on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC America Episode Synopsis: Copper Season 2 Episode 2 “Aileen Aroon”- As more corpses of young men are found and others continue to disappear, Corcoran leaves no stone unturned in his search for answers. General Brendan Donovan employs unseemly tactics to keep the murders out of the press. Meanwhile, as Sara readies herself to attend a dinner with Frederick Douglass at the Morehouse mansion, Doctor Matthew Freeman makes a drastic decision for the health of his community – forcing her to confront her past. With his fate decided, Maguire must fend for himself and realign his allegiances. READ MORE...

'Copper' Moves Into Season 2 on a Bigger Playing Field

Producers of the returning BBC America drama talk about the big changes -- more guest stars, bigger budget, less procedure, new showrunner -- pushing the 1860s New York police tale forward.