Year Of The Rabbit. Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry). Copyright: Objective Productions
Year Of The Rabbit

Year Of The Rabbit

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2019
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about police fighting crime in the 1880s. Stars Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Alun Armstrong, Paul Kaye and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2
Year Of The Rabbit. Image shows from L to R: Wilbur Strauss (Freddie Fox), Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry), Mabel Wisbech (Susan Wokoma). Copyright: Objective Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Alun Armstrong, Paul Kaye, David Dawson, Ann Mitchell, Keeley Hawes and Amer Chadha-Patel
Writers
Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley and Matt Berry
Directors
Ben Taylor, Andrew Chaplin and Jay Arthur
Producers
Hannah Mackay, Ben Farrell, Toby Stevens, Matt Berry, Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Ben Taylor and Jo Alloway
Companies

London, 1887. A lawless city. Jewel thieves and body snatchers stalk the streets and the police do their best to contain them - but it isn't easy. At the forefront of that fight is Detective Inspector Rabbit.

Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but now he's not as young as he was and his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments. So Rabbit's boss, Chief Inspector Wisbech forces him to get a partner - young, fresh-faced and clueless Sergeant Strauss, just down from Cambridge. He isn't cut out for this sort of work. He's only ever read about the East End in pamphlets. But he's really, really keen.

In the East End, crime is relentless so when they're tasked with solving the murder of another young women, it doesn't seem that unusual. Until they notice a second bullet hole, and a mysterious symbol on her make up compact, which leads them into a labyrinthine quest for a killer, while rubbing shoulders with crooked politicians. Along the way, they team up with Mabel, the daughter of the Chief of Police, who has ambitions to become the first female police officer, or 'Fopper'.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Ye Sweeney (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th June 2019 at 10pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Monday 15th July 2019 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 20th July 2019 at 2:05am on C4 - Episode 6
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 1:05am on 4seven - Episode 6
  • Saturday 13th July 2019 at 2:50am on C4 - Episode 5

Recording details

  • Luton and Chatham Dockyard

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