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

Year Of The Rabbit

Channel 4 sitcom starring Matt Berry. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Keeley Hawes and others.

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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.

Year Of The Rabbit

Sitcom about police fighting crime in the 1880s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Keeley Hawes, Alun Armstrong, Paul Kaye and Ann Mitchell
Writers
Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley
Director
Ben Taylor
Producer
Hannah Mackay

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'.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Ye Sweeney (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th June 2019 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 15th July 2019 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 2: Today at 11:35pm on 4seven
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Saturday at 2am on C4
  3. Series 1 Episode 3: Saturday 29th June at 2:25am on C4

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