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

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)
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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.

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29 December 1997 (UK)  »

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(19 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The first 2 seasons do not contain a laughter track, the third one does, something which disappointed many of the show's fans as it undermined its naturalistic feel. See more »

Quotes

[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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Very good but...
10 March 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I loved this show! It was unbelievably funny in the first series, so much so my brother and I would literally be crying and rewinding the tape to see it again! I just had one point that I couldn't get over. I know why it was done (some people actually thought this was a real documentary of the police force, apparently) but the laughter track ruined the second series for me. I tried to watch regardless but it was too much. Again loved the show, couldn't stand the laughter track. I thought the whole point was to portray it as real, that was part of the joke?... Such a shame for the creators - so talented - but I hope they release it without the laughter track...


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