The Thin Blue Line. Image shows from L to R: D.I. Grim (David Haig), P.C. Habib (Mina Anwar), Inspector Fowler (Rowan Atkinson), P.C. Goody (James Dreyfus), D.C. Boyle (Mark Addy), Sergeant Dawkins (Serena Evans), P.C. Gladstone (Rudolph Walker). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

The Thin Blue Line

BBC One sitcom about the team at a small town police station. 14 episodes (2 series), 1995 - 1996. Stars Rowan Atkinson, David Haig, Serena Evans, James Dreyfus and others.

Series 1

1. The Queen's Birthday Present

First broadcast: Monday 13th November 1995

It's the tenth anniversary of Inspector Fowler and Sergeant Dawkins's relationship. She thinks he has got her a present but actually he is preparing to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday. CID, meanwhile, are investing in computers.

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2. Fire And Terror

First broadcast: Monday 20th November 1995

Constable Habib falls in love with a fireman, much to Goody's distress. Back at the station, Fowler is having trouble with a hoaxer and Grim is chasing terrorists.

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3. Honey Trap

First broadcast: Monday 27th November 1995

Inspector Fowler is confident that his team can win the local pub quiz as long as he has his star player PC Habib. However, DI Grim wants to use her in a trap to catch Terry the Tank...

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4. Rag Week

First broadcast: Monday 4th December 1995

The local college students get out of hand during their fund-raising 'rag week'. Meanwhile, Fowler and Dawkins have problems at the bank.

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5. Night Shift

First broadcast: Monday 11th December 1995

Working the night shift has everyone on edge, particularly a moody Grim. Sergeant Dawkins is particularly overcome with frustration, whilst both Fowler and Grim have teenage problems to deal with.

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6. Kids Today

First broadcast: Monday 18th December 1995

Fowler plans a camping trip for some young offenders, whereas Grim is keener for them to have a short sharp shock. Patricia has to take care of an abandoned infant and becomes broody. Habib is harrassed by some fascists and unfortunately Goody steps in to help her...

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Christmas Special: Yuletide Spirit

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th December 1995

Grim is on the search for a group of dangerous carol singers, and the politics of Christmas workplace gift-giving throw the station into disarray when Goody buys Maggie some sexy lingerie. Fowler, meanwhile, has am-dram panto on his mind...

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