Various mishaps at a police station in an English Hamlet. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot!
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Inspector Raymond C. Fowler is the officer in charge of Gasford police station, a devoted and integer servant of the crown, and a terrible stickler for rules and all forms of correctness. His second in command, Sergeant Patricia Dawkins, is also his partner and very much in command in all non-police matters, with a nasty tendency to forget her professional place too. The uniform branch is further manned by three Constables: old Trinidadian-born Frank Gladstone, promising foxy Pakistani Maggie Habib and English simpleton Kevin Goody, good friends but constantly arguing and overeager, especially by Fowler's impossibly high standards. They share the station with loudly arrogant but rather stupid and shockingly in-courteous Detective Inspector Derek Grim's CID branch, which further includes Detectives Robert Kray and Gary Boyle. The female mayor is a further worry, the crooks usually cause much less trouble then the permanent cast. Written by
I agree with another writer who states that Fowler is not incompetent, it's just his staff that make him appears so. He is, however, a bit eccentric. I have seen all the episodes several times and unfortunately it was axed after 2 series. It is one of my top 10 UK comedies. My favourite character has to be Detective Inspector Grimm and I just love his 'Oity Toity' rants. Other highlights are PC Gladstone doing his elephant impression and PC Goody later thinking Fowler was going to repeat it. My favourite episode is probably the football one, closely followed by the one where they have to deal with the protesters in the Woods.All the cast are still breathing. Please do another series.
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