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John Kearns, Steen Raskopoulos star in police spoof



Filming has begun on new six-part BBC Three comedy Top Coppers, starring Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos.

The spoof police comedy made by Roughcut Television and created by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear, features the finest and weirdest detectives in the Justice City Police Department – Mitch Rust (Kearns) and John Mahogany (Raskopoulos).

Regular cast members include Donovan Blackwood (Laters) as the brow-beaten Chief, Gabby Best as forensics expert Helga, Rio Myers as computer boffin Zach and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) as Grady, the corrupt mayor of Justice City.

The series also stars a host of cameo villains, including Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner), James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley), Terry Mynott (The Mimic), Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories), Adam Riches, Lydia Rose Bewley (The Inbetweeners Movie), Jessica Gunning (Law And Order) and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf).

Chris Sussman, BBC Commissioning Editor Comedy, says: “I couldn’t be more excited about Top Coppers. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos are two of the most exciting young comedians around, and the scripts are some of the funniest I’ve read in ages. It’s fast-paced and brilliantly silly, and I don’t know anyone who won’t love it.”

Top Coppers is directed by Cein McGillicuddy and will broadcast on BBC Three later this year.