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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.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  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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