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Mornin’ Sarge

MERCIFULLY SHORT-LIVED spin-off from Comedy Playhouse-derived BBC2 “Comic Asides” strand (parent of KYTV). “Written-by-and-starring” ROBIN DRISCOLL, TONY HAASE, PETE MCCARTHY and REBECCA STEVENS, who staffed incompetent Middleford Police Station. Now absent from CVs of all of the above. Curiously.



  1. Martin

    February 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I remember this going out on a Friday night and I thought it was really funny, much better than The Thin Blue Line which ripped it off.

  2. Mark

    March 26, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I’d agree with Martin on this. This was a funny show, confirmed by having seen it again recently, and superior in many ways to the Thin Blue Line, At least Mornin’ Sarge had a bit of of edgy and quirky to it – both qualities that were lacking in TTBL.

  3. Joanne Gray

    February 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I’d like to agree – far funnier and less stilted than the Thin Blue Line. I particularly remember Pete McCarthy’s character forever being likened to Rodney Bewes (running joke) and Tony Haase’s clueless inspector not getting a joke properly (as told by cheeky schoolkid visiting the station: “What has four legs and two arseholes? A police horse.”) and subsequently retelling the joke but leaving out the ” police” bit.

    The show’s origins actually lie in an earlier Channel 4 series They Came From Somewhere Else, which involved the same actors, characters and situation (to wit, a police station).

    Can I get my Nerd of the Month badge now?

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