Above Their Station. Image shows from L to R: PCSO Kelly Eve (Ashley Madekwe), PCSO Perry Benson (Rhys Thomas), PCSO Len Orbison (Luke Gell). Copyright: Granada Productions.

Above Their Station

Above Their Station

Sitcom pilot written by and starring Rhys Thomas about a team of Police Community Support Officers

BBC Three
1 Pilot
Rhys Thomas, Luke Gell, Ashley Madekwe, Dudley Sutton, Denis Lawson, Andrew Brooke, Simon Day and Ruth Connell
Rhys Thomas
Tony Dow
Jon Rolph

Pounding rural Essex's mean streets, Perry is a maverick. He reckons he's Vange Police's most lethal weapon. But he isn't even a cop. He really, really wants to be, but he isn't - he's a Police Community Support Officer... a "Plastic Policeman".

Perry and his fellow PCSOs Kelly, Len, and Chester are just like real coppers, but without the uniform, the powers, the authority, the money, the respect, or the stick to hit people with.

Perry doesn't want much in life - just the love of Kelly, who doesn't really care about him or the job; the respect of sweet but naive Len, who wears his high-visibility jacket with pride, rid of pensioner Chester, who leaves his colostomy bag in all the wrong places, and to defeat Preston, a proper copper with a mean streak.

And running the station, and counting down the days to his impending retirement, Chief Inspector Boone doesn't care what the PCSOs do as long as they don't bother him...

"Big, bold and daft, this is a new sitcom with a heart of gold and and a jacket of day-glo yellow"

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