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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

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2010
  • 1 pilot

Sitcom pilot written by and starring Rhys Thomas about a team of Police Community Support Officers. Also features Luke Gell, Ashley Madekwe, Dudley Sutton, Denis Lawson, Andrew Brooke and more.


Character guide

Above Their Station. PCSO Perry Benson (Rhys Thomas). Copyright: Granada Productions

PCSO Perry Benson

Played by: Rhys Thomas

Perry reckons he's Essex 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.

Above Their Station. PCSO Len Orbison (Luke Gell). Copyright: Granada Productions

PCSO Len Orbison

Played by: Luke Gell

Sweet but naive Len is Perry's fellow Police Community Support Officer in Vange. He wears his high-visibility jacket with pride.

Above Their Station. PCSO Kelly Eve (Ashley Madekwe). Copyright: Granada Productions

PCSO Kelly Eve

Played by: Ashley Madekwe

Perry really loves Kelly, but she doesn't really care about him or the job.

Above Their Station. PCSO Chester Thompson (Dudley Sutton). Copyright: Granada Productions

PCSO Chester Thompson

Played by: Dudley Sutton

Doddering pensioner Chester shouldn't really be allowed to be a PCSO. He has to police the streets using a mobility scooter. He also annoys Perry by leaving his colostomy bag in all the wrong places.

Above Their Station. Chief Constable Keith Boone (Denis Lawson). Copyright: Granada Productions

Chief Constable Keith Boone

Played by: Denis Lawson

Running Vange Police Station is Chief Inspector Boone. He doesn't care what the PCSOs get up to as long as they don't bother him. Boone is counting down the days to his impending retirement are preying nothing goes wrong before he can finally leave the force and collect his pension.

Above Their Station. PC Preston (Andrew Brooke). Copyright: Granada Productions

PC Preston

Played by: Andrew Brooke

Sneering Preston is a 'proper copper'. He has a mean streak and is an enemy of Perry.

Above Their Station. Dr Barry Clack (Simon Day). Copyright: Granada Productions

Dr Barry Clack

Played by: Simon Day

Is Dr Clack a criminal mastermind, a total loon, or a nice medical doctor? It's hard to tell. He's definitely posh though.

Above Their Station. Olga (Ruth Connell). Copyright: Granada Productions


Played by: Ruth Connell

Olga is the cleaner at Vange Police HQ. Kelly suspects her of doing more than just cleaning though.

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