Nicholas Angel

Nicholas Angel

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Character Analysis

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Grew up… in London. Nicholas always wanted to be a police officer, apart from the summer of 1979 when he wanted to be Kermit the Frog. In his words, “It all started with my Uncle Derek. He was a Sergeant in the Met. He bought me a police pedal car when I was 5. I rode around in it every second I was awake – arresting kids twice my size for littering and spitting.”

Living… in the quiet English village of Sandford. His superiors in London, worried that super cop Nicholas was making them look bad, transferred him from the London Metropolitan Police Service to the sleepy, crime-free countryside.

Profession… police officer. Nicholas has always been dedicated to his job. He received multiple awards and distinctions during his tenure at the London Met Police Force. He famously “…achieved the highest arrest record for any officer in the Met and sustained three injuries in the line of duty, most recently in December when wounded by a man dressed as Father Christmas.”

Interests… the moral authority and righteousness of police work. Nicholas is almost too good at his job. Most of his colleagues in Sandford find his dedication to the law rather annoying.

Challenge… finding and arresting the culprits of Sandford’s recent mysterious murders. Nicholas is accused of paranoia by his fellow police officers when he suspects foul play in a series of mysterious “accidents” around the village. It’s not too much of a spoiler to say that Nick is more right than the others.

Personality… serious, dry, and passionate about the law. Nicholas says that he “never lost the profound sense of right and wrong I felt at the wheel of that pedal car. I had to prove to myself that the Law could be proper and righteous and for the good of humankind.” Now he may have finally stumbled upon a case worthy of his talents – and deserving of his usual intensity.


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