The Thin Blue Line Filming Locations

1995 - 1996
Updated: 26 December 2010
Crime Comedy Sitcom

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Written by Ben Elton, this British sitcom ran for two series from 1995 to 1996. Set in a police station in the fictional town of Gasforth, it starred Rowan Atkinson as Inspector Raymond Fowler. He was in charge of a squad of half-witted caricatures, including Constable Frank Gladstone (Rudolph Walker), Constable Maggie Habib (Mina Anwar) and Constable Kevin Goody (James Dreyfus). Sergeant Patricia Dawkins (Serena Evans) - Fowler's live-in lover - was also based at the haphazard station, along with head of CID DI Derek Grim (David Haig).

The series had a number of guest cameos, including Stephen Fry, Melvyn Hayes, Trevor Peacock and Ben Elton himself.

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The Queen's Birthday Present
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Inspector Fowler and Sergeant Patricia Dawkins are celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Patricia is under the impression that Raymond is looking frantically for an ideal gift for her, when instead he's preparing for the birthday of the Queen.

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Fire And Terror
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Maggie has eyes for a fireman, but he has eyes for Kevin.

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Honey Trap
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When Fowler returns from a pub quiz night with a ketchup-kiss mark on his collar from Habib, Dawkins starts to think that he doesn't respect her anymore. The next day, Grim comes to Fowler saying he wants to use Habib for what he considers "intelligence-gathering". But a wrongly-timed remark during the conversation between said officers (Habib and Fowler) makes Dawkins suspicious that Fowler might be using Habib for more personal reasons than he lets on. This, of course, is ""confirmed"" by their strange activities as of late. How much luck will it take for Fowler to get out of this mess? Our answer: A lot.

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Rag Week
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While Fowler is dealing with rag week stunts, Grim is ecstatic when he gets a "real" bank robbery to deal with.

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Night Shift
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Fowler is jealous of Grim's trip to Scotland Yard.

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Kids Today
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Inspector Fowler takes a group of juvenile delinquents on a camping trip.

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Yuletide Spirit
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Grim tracks down dangerous carol singers. Fowler prepares for his part in the Christmas pantomime.

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Court In The Act
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Fowler prepares Goody for his court appearance unaware that Goody's testimony hinges on Grim's planted evidence.

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Ism Ism Ism
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Fowler attempts to capture an illegal asylum seeker.

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Fly On The Wall
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The BBC use Gasforth for a documentary about an ordinary police station.

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Alternative Culture
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Sgt. Dawkins tries alternative medicine, Goody considers an alternative lifestyle, and CID plans to bust a rave.

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Come On You Blues
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Fowler is assigned to crowd control at a Gasforth FC cup match.

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Road Rage
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Sgt. Dawkins joins a group protesting a new bypass.

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The Green Eyed Monster
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Fowler proposes to Sgt. Dawkins.

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