Top Coppers. Image shows from L to R: Mitch Rust (John Kearns), John Mahogany (Steen Raskopoulos). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Top Coppers

BBC Three sitcom spoofing police shows. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Steen Raskopoulos, John Kearns, Donovan Blackwood, Gabby Best and others.

Top Coppers. Image shows from L to R: John Mahogany (Steen Raskopoulos), Chief (Donovan Blackwood), Mitch Rust (John Kearns). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Top Coppers

Action comedy spoofing police detective shows. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos star as Mick Rust and John Mahogany

BBC Three
6   (1 series)
Steen Raskopoulos, John Kearns, Donovan Blackwood, Gabby Best, John Hollingworth, Phil Wang, Rio Myers, Rich Fulcher and Alan Dale
Céin McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear
Céin McGillicuddy
Bertie Peek, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine

Top Coppers follows the adventures of cops John Mahogany and Mitch Rust as they attempt to rid the fictional world of Justice City from its deranged criminal underworld.

The universe and its characters are derived from the conventions of American and British cop shows of the 70s and 80s, from Starsky & Hutch to The Professionals, but is set in no specific time or country.

Big, silly characters and hilarious stories, Top Coppers is filled with familiar tropes and references from the police and action genres, as well as drawing on relatable British situations, problems and relationships.

The home of the show is Justice City Police Department, again, inspired by cop shows of the 70s and 80s; the Station Floor, Chief's office, Interrogation Room, Helga's Lab, The Locker Room, The Car, Mayor Brady's office, Prison Cell.

Each week, a different crisis hits Justice City and Mahogany and Rust fight it out with their JCPD colleagues to solve the 'case of the week'. From drug lords, 1980s computer hackers, mad scientists, evil twin brothers and retired science fiction actors the show boasts a whole host of villainous cameos from the likes of James Fleet, Diana Vickers and Kayvan Novak.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th August 2015 on BBC Three at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 on BBC Three at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 30th December 2015 at 12:50am

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