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.

Another series is in development.

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

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 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
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


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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).


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