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Series cast summary:
John Beckett John Beckett ...  Strings 19 episodes, 1997-2000
Dominic Anciano Dominic Anciano ...  Sgt. Dominic de Sade 19 episodes, 1997-2000
Perry Benson Perry Benson ...  Bones 19 episodes, 1997-2000
Mark Burdis Mark Burdis ...  Mark Kemp 19 episodes, 1997-2000
David Gillespie David Gillespie ...  Det. Insp. Beach 19 episodes, 1997-2000
Ray Burdis Ray Burdis ...  Det. Sgt. Ash 19 episodes, 1997-2000
William Scully William Scully ...  Bill Zeebub / ... 18 episodes, 1998-2000
Hugo Blick Hugo Blick ...  Narrator / ... 17 episodes, 1997-2000
Gary Beadle ...  Gary Barwick 9 episodes, 1997-1999
Roy Smiles Roy Smiles ...  Roy Leyton 9 episodes, 1997-1999


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) See more »

Also Known As:

Operaatio hyvä yritys See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs


(19 episodes)



Aspect Ratio:

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 »


[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
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Absolutely one of the funniest things that's been on TV.
28 May 2005 | by Movie_maestroSee all my reviews

I'm not going to bother writing a huge review of this series but to give you an idea of how good it is I'd just like to tell you that the most i have ever laughed in my ENTIRE life, ever, EVER, was at one scene in this series. I have never laughed like that since, and to be honest i don't want to, because it was an unpleasant experience. So to put it bluntly, this series is too funny.

I also believe that the office may have drawn a lot of inspiration from this program.

Its out on DVD finally now so go and buy it.


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