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. 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.
- Monday 17th June 2019
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Matt Berry||Detective Inspector Rabbit|
|Freddie Fox||Wilbur Strauss|
|Susan Wokoma||Mabel Wisbech|
|Alun Armstrong||Chief Inspector Wisbech|
|Paul Kaye||D.I. Tanner|
|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|
|Matt Berry||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Jay Arthur||1st Assistant Director|
|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|
|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|
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