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

Top Coppers

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Action comedy spoofing police detective shows. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos star as Mick Rust and John Mahogany. Stars Steen Raskopoulos, John Kearns, Donovan Blackwood, Gabby Best, John Hollingworth and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Steen Raskopoulos, John Kearns, Donovan Blackwood, Gabby Best, John Hollingworth, Phil Wang, Rio Myers, Rich Fulcher and Alan Dale
Writers
Céin McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear
Director
Céin McGillicuddy
Producers
Bertie Peek, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th August 2015 at 10pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 30th December 2015 at 3:15am on BBC3 - Episode 6
  • Wednesday 30th December 2015 at 2:45am on BBC3 - Episode 5
  • Wednesday 30th December 2015 at 2:15am on BBC3 - Episode 4

Recording details

  • Hayes

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