A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.
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John Beckett ...
Dominic Anciano ...
Perry Benson ...
Mark Burdis ...
David Gillespie ...
Ray Burdis ...
William Scully ...
 Bill Zeebub / ... 18 episodes, 1998-2000
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 Narrator / ... 17 episodes, 1997-2000
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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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Overlooked comic genius
13 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you like the Office you'll like Operation Good Guys. It's set up, like the Office, is a documentary style, with film crews following the officers while on duty. It plays on the stereotypes of racism and sexism in the police force (the episode the Tera-Blanche), paired with some of the absurd situations, hilarious characters and fantastic acting this is one of the funniest and cleverest comedies the BBC has released in recent years. It really is a comic gem that has been overlooked with repeats being very scarce. Having only seen it again for the first time in a couple of years (disgusted at myself that I forgot how good the good guys really were), I'm hooked again, I suggest that whoever reads this gets hooked as well you'll not regret it.


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