Year of the Rabbit (2019– )
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D.I. Rabbit's been chasing Victorian London's criminals for as long as he can remember but he's not as young as he was and his heart keeps stopping, so he's forced to investigate the murder of a cabaret girl with two new young partners.

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Ben Taylor
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Berry ... Detective Inspector Rabbit
Freddie Fox ... Wilbur Strauss
Susan Wokoma ... Mabel Wisbech
Alun Armstrong ... Chief Inspector Wisbech
David Dawson ... Joseph Merrick
Paul Kaye ... D.I. Tanner
Ann Mitchell ... Gwen
Keeley Hawes ... Lydia
Julie Dray ... Claudette
Muzz Khan ... Man In Blue Hat
George Potts ... Vicar
Leigh Quinn Leigh Quinn ... Bearded Lady
Daisy Samways Daisy Samways ... Street Urchin
Daniel Tuite ... Mr. Milsom
Caitlin Walsh Caitlin Walsh ... Edith

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D.I. Rabbit's been chasing Victorian London's criminals for as long as he can remember but he's not as young as he was and his heart keeps stopping, so he's forced to investigate the murder of a cabaret girl with two new young partners.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Chief Inspector Wisbech: The case is solved, Rabbit, so drop it! And remember who wipes your ass.
Wilbur Strauss: Does he actually?
Detective Inspector Rabbit: No, I think it's a Northern expression. Can you stop saying it?
Chief Inspector Wisbech: I shall say it when I bloody like! Now move!
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Episode 1.1
21 June 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Matt Berry is the drunk incompetent thuggish Detective Inspector Eli Rabbit. This comedy is billed as the Victorian era of The Sweeney with more comedy and incompetence. A suspect in the first episode is arrested because he was wearing a blue hat and the murder victim had blue gloves.

Set in the foggy east end of London of the1880s. Rabbit has to find a killer of a young woman assisted by his new and naive sidekick, DC Wilbur Strauss (Freddie Fox.) They have the unwanted assistance of Mabel (Susan Wokoma) who is the adopted daughter of Superintendent Wisbech (Alun Armstrong) who is always clearing Rabbit's backside. Mabel wants to be in the police but females are not allowed. Mabel smells a conspiracy which the others discount.

The first episode reminded me of Murder in Successville crossed with Ripper Street. I was just waiting for actors to turn up mimicking famous people. In fact The Elephant Man pops his big head around.

It is silly fun but even by the first episode, several jokes and themes were already being repeated constantly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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