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.
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.View Scenes
Maggie has eyes for a fireman, but he has eyes for Kevin.View Scenes
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.View Scenes
While Fowler is dealing with rag week stunts, Grim is ecstatic when he gets a "real" bank robbery to deal with.View Scenes
Fowler is jealous of Grim's trip to Scotland Yard.View Scenes
Inspector Fowler takes a group of juvenile delinquents on a camping trip.View Scenes
Grim tracks down dangerous carol singers. Fowler prepares for his part in the Christmas pantomime.View Scenes
Fowler prepares Goody for his court appearance unaware that Goody's testimony hinges on Grim's planted evidence.View Scenes
Fowler attempts to capture an illegal asylum seeker.View Scenes
The BBC use Gasforth for a documentary about an ordinary police station.View Scenes
Sgt. Dawkins tries alternative medicine, Goody considers an alternative lifestyle, and CID plans to bust a rave.View Scenes
Fowler is assigned to crowd control at a Gasforth FC cup match.View Scenes
Sgt. Dawkins joins a group protesting a new bypass.View Scenes
Fowler proposes to Sgt. Dawkins.View Scenes