A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.




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Series cast summary:
David Gillespie ...
 Det. Insp. Beach / ... (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Ray Burdis ...
 Det. Sgt. Ash / ... (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Dominic Anciano ...
 Sgt. Dominic de Sade (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Perry Benson ...
 Bones (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
John Beckett ...
 Strings (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Mark Burdis ...
 Mark Kemp (10 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)
William Scully ...
 ART Officer / ... (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hugo Blick ...
 'Smiler' McCarthy / ... (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Billy Penny ...
 ART Officer (6 episodes, 1998)


A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.

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


Comedy | Crime





Release Date:

29 December 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Operaatio hyvä yritys  »

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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 »


[with more concern over a Christmas variety show than serious police matters]
Det. Insp. Beach: I'm not remotely interested in your drugs bust. What I want to know is... how long have we got until the full dress rehersal?
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Ready or Not
Performed by Feelybooth
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The 'Bad' good guys
24 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best British comedies in recent years. Everything about it is fantastic. It follows a patrol of Bobbies that are being filmed by a crew from the BBC. The characters are brilliant, from D.I Beach (the most bizzare D.I on TV), to the really creepy Racist at Camp Alpha. And the Scenario's they get into, these are classic, from running over some royal peoples dogs, to the infamous 'Operation Zoro' Every episode gets better then the last.

Basically everyone should see any of the three series, although I think series 2 is the best. Give it a go, go on, you know you want to.

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