Feel The Force. Image shows from L to R: Sally Frank (Rosie Cavaliero), Sally Bobbins (Michelle Gomez). Image credit: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.

Feel The Force

Edinburgh policewomen Sally Bobbins and Sally Frank are, at best, exceedingly incompetent. Stars Michelle Gomez and Rosie Cavaliero

2006  (BBC Two)
6 (1 series)
Michelle Gomez, Rosie Cavaliero, Leigh Zimmerman, Jamie Michie, Emun Elliott
Georgia Pritchett
Catherine Bailey Productions Limited

Sally Bobbins (Michelle Gomez) and Sally Frank (Rosie Cavaliero) are two policewomen. They are the Cagney & Lacey for the 21st century, but with worse hairstyles. They are the Dukes of Hazzard, but with car doors that open. They are Dalziel and Pascoe, but with sillier surnames.

Their boss is Sergeant Beasley (Leigh Zimmerman), a tall and terrifying woman who finds Frank and Bobbins a constant source of irritation.

Their intentions may be good, but they are too easily distracted, as well as being accident-prone.

Add to this Frank's unrequited love for fellow officer PC MacBean and MacBean's secret passion for his partner PC MacGregor, and it's not difficult to see why our heroes have so little time for stamping out crime.

Our Review: Feel The Force made a promising start, had a wonderful cast and packed in some great laughs - but just lacked that indefinable 'something'.

Essentially a female version of fantastic 1990s sitcom The Detectives, we really wanted to enjoy Feel The Force, but ultimately it simply didn't gel, and seemed impossible to become excited about the show.