Operation Good Guys (1997–2000)

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Series cast summary:
David Gillespie ...
 Det. Insp. Beach (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
Ray Burdis ...
 Det. Sgt. Ash (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
Dominic Anciano ...
 Sgt. Dominic de Sade (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
Perry Benson ...
 Bones (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
John Beckett ...
 Strings (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
Mark Burdis ...
 Mark Kemp (9 episodes, 1997-2000)
Roy Smiles ...
 Roy Leyton (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Gary Barwick (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kim Taylforth ...
 Kim Finch (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Billy Penny ...
 ART Officer (6 episodes, 1998)
William Scully ...
 ART Officer (6 episodes, 1998)
Hugo Blick ...
 'Smiler' McCarthy / ... (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Fiona Spreadborough ...
 Fiona Barwick (4 episodes, 1998)
David Green ...
 ART Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Elinor Blick ...
 Neighbourhood Watch Presenter / ... (2 episodes, 1998)


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Ready or not, here we come, we're gonna get you.


Comedy | Crime





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29 December 1997 (UK)  »

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Operation Good Guys  »

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(19 episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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All of the dialogue is improvised by members of the cast. See more »


Det. Insp. Beach: Get me a midget!
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precursor of and surpassing 'The Office'
23 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This TV Series failed to gain any of the acclaim it should have received when originally aired, and remains largely undiscovered and unappreciated.

In describing this epochal fly on the wall spoof, the first port of call would be to parallel its similarities with that of the far more applauded 'The Office'. Despite following on from many other spoof documentaries in the spinal tap vein, this BBC production was aired shortly before the office was conceived, and lends wholesale to its style and format.

The programme revolves around a film crew following the good guys around London on everything from armed police raids to training exercises. It is not uncommon for the crims to know more about secret operations than the good guys do, and there's no end of one-liners stereotyping the police, the public and anyone else you can think of.

Not to be taken seriously, Opreation Good Guys is good healthy fun from start to finish, as faultless in its simplicity as it is innocent and shameful. Sheer Enjoyment!

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