Jasper Carrott and Robert "Jesus Christ" Powell play detectives Bob Louis and Dave Briggs, possibly two of the most hapless and incompetent policemen ever to tackle Britain's war against crime. A spoof of police dramas, which were numerous in the 1990s, the show aired on BBC One and was a spin-off from a 5-minute ...
A spoof of police dramas, which were numerous in the 1990s, the show aired on BBC One and was a spin-off from a 5-minute sketch which first appeared on Jasper Carrott's sketch/stand-up show Canned Carrott. Because of its success, it was turned into a television series.
Bob Louis and David Briggs are hopeless at their job, to the despair of their "super" Frank Cottam (played by George Sewell). However, they usually end up solving their cases and retaining their jobs, though Christ knows why! Louis is the more downbeat, whereas Briggs tries to emulate the gung-ho cops shown on TV and in film.
Each episode showcases different guest stars, and some of them played the same characters they played in other television series. An example is Leslie Grantham's appearance as Danny Kane from The Paradise Club - in another episode, John Nettles and Terence Alexander reprised their roles from Bergerac.