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It's a Fair Cop: Series 1-3

The BBC Radio 4 Stand-up Comedy Show
Narrated by: Alfie Moore
Length: 6 hrs
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Summary

Ever wondered what sort of a police officer you might make?

Alfie Moore spent 18 years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand-up comedy. In each episode of this live stand-up show, he takes his audience through a scenario based on a real-life case and tasks them with deciding how they would have acted in the circumstances. 

From drink driving to a missing gnome, road traffic collisions to the tricky subject of Stop and Search, not to mention a case in which you must imagine what it would be like if Bruce Lee came from Scunthorpe and had been hammering the kebabs for 20 years.... 

Along the way Alfie spills the beans on what it's really like to be one of Britain's finest, tells us some great anecdotes about law breakers and makers that he's come across and gets his audience to divulge secrets about their own, sometimes less than strictly law-abiding lives.

Series 1
1: Duncan Driver
2: Peaceful Protest
3: Ethel's Day Out

Series 2
1: Gobby Nobby
2: An Englishman's Home
3: Trevor the Twoc'er
4: Spliffhanger (or Searching Question)
5: Help, I'm Being Harassed
6: Property Predicament

Series 3
1: Barry the Burglar
2: Punching Judy
3: Cedric the Gnome
4: Collision Decision 

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Produced by Alison Vernon-Smith.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Critic reviews

 "Brilliantly funny, genuinely hilarious." (David Mitchell)

 "Offbeat, revealing and very funny." (Daily Mail)

 "A very funny man." (Rhod Gilbert)

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A policeman's lot ... hilarious and fascinating.

What would you do if you were a cop faced with a particular situation? This is the question posed by comedian Alfie Moore as he outlines real-life cases he was involved in and invites the audience to make decisions at critical junctures. Filled with fascinating vignettes of life on the beat, hilarious observations on the vicissitudes of life and humanity, and wonderful interludes where he reads out answers submitted by the audience to questions posed beforehand, this s a masterpiece of wit, commentary and storytelling.
I rarely write reviews but this series moved me to. I bought this after hearing one episode on radio and I wasn't disappointed. Laugh-out-loud moments abound and it keeps you engaged from beginning to end. Bravo!

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Brilliant

My youngest said "he must be really fuuny mummy, I've never heard you laugh at a book in the morning before". Best compliment I can give really.

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The funniest radio programme since Cabin Pressure

This is something so different from the usual radio so-called comedy programmes. It is stand up with a personality all of its own. I laughed from beginning to end. If you are looking for something way out of the ordinary that is genuinely funny with no smut or blue jokes then look no further. Alfie Moore has found a format that is a sure fire winner! I really hope there is more to come, but like Cabin Pressure and Fawlty Towers, it may be better to leave it where it is and end on a high.

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  • andrew
  • United Kingdom
  • 03-12-18

Genuinely funny book.

Laughed every episode of this , well worth a listen.
Would definitely recommend.
I've even listened to it twice

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  • John
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  • 17-11-18

Funny.............

With a capital F..................Interesting and insightful. Well delivered and VERY funny. When is the next one coming out. Alfie Moore narrates his own piece fantastically

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loved every last minute of this cannot wait for the next series to come out top stuff

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Very good

I liked the different choices and how Alfie Moore didn’t just tell his story. I would recommend to all police offices as it will be very relatable

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Fantastic, laugh out loud entertainment!

Thoroughly enjoyed this! It certainly brightened up some very long car journeys. Always good when other drivers wonder what you’re laughing at!

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brilliant series, just as good when heard again, enjoyed with teenagers,catch latest on Radio 4

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Hilarious

Brilliant series. Downloaded because BBC hasn't got it on their "listen again" list. Got the Amazon app just so I could. Amazon app is great, user friendly and affordable.

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If you like British comedy - listen to this

A collection of BBC Comedy Podcasts (each episode is about 25-35min long) this series is so incredibly funny you will frantically search for more content by PC A Moore.

Factual and funny (I mean laugh out loud madly funny...), each episode walks you down the decision tree of missteps and discretion a police officer makes every day.

I can not recommend enough, and as a bonus fact if you like this, search for the podcast “No Such Thing As A Fish”