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, Alun Armstrong 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.

Series 1, Episode 2

The capital is being terrorised by a mysterious killer who takes the guise of the 'Brick Man' - a mythical figure from London folklore - except this time, it's real, and people are dying.

Further details

The capital is being terrorised by a mysterious killer who takes the guise of the 'Brick Man' - a mythical figure from London folklore. Legend has it that every Brick Night, the Brick Man comes out of the brick walls, with a brick face and a brick suit - and if you don't believe in him, he stabs you repeatedly in the neck with his brick knife. It's just a bit of fun for the kids - like Guy Fawkes - except this time, it's real, and people are dying.

Rabbit and Strauss are on the case, and even though she hasn't persuaded her father to give her an actual police badge yet, Mabel is joining them. Their search leads them straight into the cavernous underground world of the London sewers, a world run by 'toshers' - people who rifle through sh*t looking for things to sell. But is the killer really a spirit from the other world, the Brick World - or is it a deranged serial killer with a more worldly agenda?

Meanwhile, Tanner takes a hit that was meant for Rabbit and takes it badly, while Lydia emerges from the shadows with designs on Mabel.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on All 4

Monday 17th June 2019
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Matt Berry Detective Inspector Rabbit
    Freddie Fox Wilbur Strauss
    Susan Wokoma Mabel Wisbech
    Alun Armstrong Chief Inspector Wisbech
    Paul Kaye D.I. Tanner
    Ann Mitchell Gwendoline
    Keeley Hawes Lydia
    Amer Chadha-Patel Keith
    Guest cast
    Alistair Petrie Mr. Larkham
    David Webber Newspaper Seller
    Dave Arthur Brick Man Singer
    Rebecca Benson Harriet Fisher
    Philip Bird Mr Fisher
    Amy Booth Steel (as Amy Booth-Steel) Maud
    Femi Elufowoju Jr Mr Goole
    Peter-Hugo Daly Murky John
    Alan Peat Policeman
    Writing team
    Kevin Cecil Writer
    Andy Riley Writer
    Matt Berry Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Ben Taylor Director
    Jay Arthur 1st Assistant Director
    Hannah Mackay Producer
    Ben Farrell Executive Producer
    Toby Stevens Executive Producer
    Matt Berry Executive Producer
    Andy Riley Executive Producer
    Kevin Cecil Executive Producer
    Ben Taylor Executive Producer
    Jo Alloway Line Producer
    Phil Hignett Editor
    Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
    Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
    Rosa Dias Costume Designer
    Dan Stafford-Clark (as Daniel Stafford-Clark) Director of Photography
    Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
    Matt Berry Composer
    Oli Julian Composer
    Nick Foster Composer


    Asking your crush out

    Rabbit, Strauss and Mabel are on the case of a mysterious killer who takes the guise of the Brick Man, a mythical figure from London folklore...

    Featuring: Matt Berry (Detective Inspector Rabbit), Freddie Fox (Wilbur Strauss), Susan Wokoma (Mabel Wisbech), Alun Armstrong (Chief Inspector Wisbech), Alistair Petrie (Mr. Larkham), Rebecca Benson (Harriet Fisher), Philip Bird (Mr Fisher), Alan Peat (Policeman).


    DI Rabbit is at his rascally best as Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil's riotous Victorian police spoof finds him on the trail of a killer known as the Brick Man. At last we learn more about Keeley Hawes's mysterious character, who steps out of the shadows long enough to lure would-be "ladyfilth" Mabel into her orbit.

    Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 17th June 2019

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