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.


In a homage to writer Ben Elton's favourite comedy series, Dad's Army, episode four, Rag Week, opens with Inspector Fowler (Rowan Atkinson) leaving a newsagent called Mainwaring's.

The episodes on the Series 1 DVD disc are presented in the wrong order. The BCG suspects them to be included in the order they were recorded, rather than the order they were intended to be - and eventually were - broadcast in.