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Operation Good Guys

Operation Good Guys

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1997 - 2000
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Mockumentary. DI Beach is in charge of a group of hopeless undercover police officers. Stars David Gillespie, Ray Burdis, Dominic Anciano, Mark Burdis, Perry Benson and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Radio Silence

Beach decides to set up a drugs exchange with two men believed to be connected with Smiler McCarthy.

Further details

Beach decides to set up a drugs exchange with two men believed to be connected with Smiler McCarthy. Despite protests from Bones, Beach assigns Mark Kemp (the commissioners' nephew) to be the bait and hand over the money. Roy Leyton grudgingly gives Beach the £2000 needed for the exchange despite the fact that funds are low.

Mark waits with the money whilst being watched by Bones and Strings who are stationed in the flat of an old lady who rather likes Strings guitar playing (though Bones finds it a pain). Ash meanwhile is lying behind a wall and de Sade and his gang are squashed in a saloon car with the film crew.

The two guys arrive and Mark gives them the money despite the fact that Bones told him to ask to see the merchandise before paying up. They now have no drugs and have lost £2000. Bones is furious and demands that he meet the men on the second attempt. Beach agrees but insists that Mark accompany.

Bones demands another two grand off Leyton who agrees to meet him with the money at the rendezvous. Again the Good Guys station themselves around the area: Ash in the boot of the saloon car, de Sade and his gang plus the film crew squeezed into a mini. The time is ticking by and Leyton has not arrived with the dough.

At the station Leyton reveals to Beach he's lost it. The men arrive and Bones tries to keep them talking but they are interrupted when they hear Ash having a panic attack in the boot of the car. Beach decides to try once more this time he obtains the two grand from his mother's bank account. Again they fail when de Sade sets off a tear gas bomb in the mini and the men who have come for the cash realise they've been set up. They run for it taking Mrs Beach's two grand. DI Beach has a lot of explaining to do.

Broadcast details

Saturday 3rd January 1998
30 minutes

Cast & crew

David Gillespie DI Jim Beach
Ray Burdis DS Raymond Ash
Dominic Anciano Sgt Dominic de Sade
Mark Burdis Mark Kemp
Perry Benson Bones
John Beckett Strings
Gary Beadle Gary Barwick
Roy Smiles Roy Leyton
Kim Taylforth Kim Finch
Hugo Blick Smiler McCarthy
Billy Penny ART Officer
William Scully ART Officer
Guest cast
Mario Renzullo The Wire Man
Martin Kemp Self
Writing team
Dominic Anciano Writer
Ray Burdis Writer
Hugo Blick Writer
Production team
Dominic Anciano Director
Ray Burdis Director
Hugo Blick Director
Dominic Anciano Producer
Ray Burdis Producer
Hugo Blick Producer
Geoffrey Perkins Executive Producer
Jim Beach Executive Producer
Sarah-Jane Wright Line Producer
Piotr Szkopiak Editor
Sabina Sattar Production Designer
Tanya Dowd Production Designer
Nick Burnell Production Designer
Venetia Ercolani Costume Designer
Clarissa Bromelle Costume Designer
Ali Brown Costume Designer
John Beckett Composer
Charlotte Polizzi 1st Assistant Director

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