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Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Rhys Thomas, Luke Gell, Ashley Madekwe, Dudley Sutton, Denis Lawson, Andrew Brooke, Simon Day, Ruth Connell and more
Writer
Rhys Thomas
Director
Tony Dow
Producers
Jon Rolph, Simon Lupton and Saurabh Kakkar
Companies

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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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 22nd February 2010 at 9:30pm on BBC Three
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 27th March 2010 at 12:50am on BBC3

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