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Thin Blue Line, The

1 9 9 5 – 1 9 9 6 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes

Rowan Atkinson starred as Inspector Raymond Fowler in this Ben Elton-created series set in a cosy British police station in the fictitious town of Gasforth, populated by a group of half-witted caricatures.

Notable characters included James Dreyfus as camp PC Kevin Goody and David Haig as bitter DI Derek Grim.

The script was mostly composed of half-witted inanities and seemingly the reject material from Blackadder (“Don’t snivel like a Frenchman who’s caught his baguette in his bicycle spokes”).

Inspector Raymond Fowler
Rowan Atkinson 
PC Kevin Goody 

James Dreyfus 
WPC Maggie Habib
Mina Anwar
PC Gladstone
Rudolph Walker
Sgt Patricia Dawkins
Serena Evans
DI Derek Grim
David Haig
DC Kray
Kevin Allen
DC Gary Boyle
Mark Addy
DC Crockett
Joy Brook