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A spoof of over-the-top police documentaries which is produced by the BBC and is set in Scotland. It has been aired only in Scotland so far, and has been a well-received cult hit. The first episode aired in 2012, followed by the first full series two years later. Two more series have aired since, taking it to 18 episodes. A fourth series is in the pipeline.

The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Force'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that polices the whole of Scotland. The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the (mostly rookie) actors to fill in the rest.

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A spoof of over-the-top police documentaries which is produced by the BBC and is set in Scotland. It has been aired only in Scotland so far, and has been a well-received cult hit. The first episode aired in 2012, followed by the first full series two years later. Two Three more series have aired since, taking it to 18 episodes. A fourth series is in the pipeline.

24 episodes.

The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Force'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that polices the whole of Scotland. The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the (mostly rookie) actors to fill in the rest.
rest. Many sketches are inspired by stories from real life police officers, while a few (such as the hat shortage) predicted things that happened soon after.



* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', DaChief of the newly created force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from {{Series/Absolutely}}, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.

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* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', DaChief of the newly created force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from {{Series/Absolutely}}, ''{{Series/Absolutely}}'', the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.



* '''PC Jack [=McLaren=]''' and '''PC Sarah Fletcher''', two {{UsefulNotes/Glasgow}} cops.
* '''PC Surjit Singh''' and newcomer '''PC Hugh [=McKirdie=]''' (wrestler Grado), two traffic cops.
* '''PC Charlie [=MacIntosh=]''' and '''PC Jane [=MacKay=]''', two rural cops.
* '''Volunteer Officer Ken Beattie''', a kindly volunteer constable who lacks the assertive manner (and fitness) of a regular officer.
* '''Maggie [=LeBeau=]''', a telephone operator.

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* '''PC Jack [=McLaren=]''' and '''PC Sarah Fletcher''', two {{UsefulNotes/Glasgow}} cops.
cops. Jack is athletic and enthusiastic to the point of bravado. Sarah is a level-headed peacemaker and keeps him restrained. She gets to represent the force in PR material, which Jack is mildly jealous of.
* '''PC Surjit Singh''' and newcomer '''PC Hugh [=McKirdie=]''' (wrestler Grado), two traffic cops.
cops. Surjit is an experienced ByTheBookCop who acts as a mentor to Hugh, an enthusiastic newcomer.
* '''PC Charlie [=MacIntosh=]''' and '''PC Jane [=MacKay=]''', two rural cops.
cops. Charlie is a lifelong "country bumpkin", while Jane is a recent transfer from the city. They share their knowledge and stories, but never Jane never notices his fondness for her.
* '''Volunteer Officer Ken Beattie''', a kindly volunteer constable who lacks later joins the assertive manner (and fitness) of regulars and becomes '''PC Ken Beattie''' in series 4. A kindly officer who is eager to please everyone, to a regular officer.
point where he sometimes lets lawbreakers off the hook.
* '''Maggie [=LeBeau=]''', a telephone operator.operator.

A few new characters were added for series 4:
* '''Sergeant Ray [=McCoy=]''', from the diplomatic and VIP protection unit.
* '''DC Megan Squire''' and her protégé '''DC Andrea [=McGill=]''', two detectives.
* '''Archie Pepper''', a staff investigator who carries out online investigations.


* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', DaChief of the newly created force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.

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* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', DaChief of the newly created force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, {{Series/Absolutely}}, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.



* '''PC Jack [=McLaren=]''' and '''PC Sarah Fletcher''', two UsefulNotes/Glasgow cops.

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* '''PC Jack [=McLaren=]''' and '''PC Sarah Fletcher''', two UsefulNotes/Glasgow {{UsefulNotes/Glasgow}} cops.


* '''Maggie LeBeau''', a telephone operator.

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* '''Maggie LeBeau''', [=LeBeau=]''', a telephone operator.


A spoof of over-the-top police documentaries which is produced by the BBC and is set in Scotland. It has been aired only in Scotland so far, and has been a well-received cult hit. The first episode aired in 2012, followed by the first full series two years later. Two more series have since aired, taking it to 18 episodes.

The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Forces'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that covers the whole of Scotland. The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the (mostly rookie) actors to fill in the rest.

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A spoof of over-the-top police documentaries which is produced by the BBC and is set in Scotland. It has been aired only in Scotland so far, and has been a well-received cult hit. The first episode aired in 2012, followed by the first full series two years later. Two more series have since aired, aired since, taking it to 18 episodes.

episodes. A fourth series is in the pipeline.

The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Forces'. Force'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that covers polices the whole of Scotland. The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the (mostly rookie) actors to fill in the rest.



* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', the first chief of the unified force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.

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* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', the first chief DaChief of the unified newly created force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.


The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Forces'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that covers the whole of Scotland. Characters include:
* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', the first chief of the force. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have any real fame beforehand.
* '''Sergeant Karen Anne Millar''', a desk sergeant. She is most often seen having her time wasted by the CloudCuckooLander ManChild '''Bobby Muir''', a civilian who constantly visits the police station.

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The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Forces'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that covers the whole of Scotland. The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the (mostly rookie) actors to fill in the rest.

Characters include:
* '''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', the first chief of the unified force. He opens each episode, usually with a monologue that reveals how out of touch he is with the modern challenges of policing. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have had any real fame beforehand.
* '''Sergeant Karen Anne Millar''', a desk sergeant. She is most often seen having her time wasted by the CloudCuckooLander ManChild '''Bobby Muir''', a civilian CloudCuckooLander ManChild who constantly visits the police station.



* '''Maggie LeBeau''', a telephone operator.

The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the actors to fill in the rest.

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*'''Volunteer Officer Ken Beattie''', a kindly volunteer constable who lacks the assertive manner (and fitness) of a regular officer.
* '''Maggie LeBeau''', a telephone operator.

The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the actors to fill in the rest.
operator.

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A spoof of over-the-top police documentaries which is produced by the BBC and is set in Scotland. It has been aired only in Scotland so far, and has been a well-received cult hit. The first episode aired in 2012, followed by the first full series two years later. Two more series have since aired, taking it to 18 episodes.

The series stars members of the fictional 'Scottish Police Forces'. Like the RealLife Police Scotland, this is a newly unified force that covers the whole of Scotland. Characters include:
*'''Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson''', the first chief of the force. Played by Jack Docherty from Series/Absolutely, the only actor to have any real fame beforehand.
*'''Sergeant Karen Anne Millar''', a desk sergeant. She is most often seen having her time wasted by the CloudCuckooLander ManChild '''Bobby Muir''', a civilian who constantly visits the police station.
*'''PC Jack [=McLaren=]''' and '''PC Sarah Fletcher''', two UsefulNotes/Glasgow cops.
*'''PC Surjit Singh''' and newcomer '''PC Hugh [=McKirdie=]''' (wrestler Grado), two traffic cops.
*'''PC Charlie [=MacIntosh=]''' and '''PC Jane [=MacKay=]''', two rural cops.
*'''Maggie LeBeau''', a telephone operator.

The series is "part-improvised"; writers plot the key events and gags of a scene and leave the actors to fill in the rest.

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