Tuesday’s Guardian reported the emergency services watchdog’s findings that desperately overstretched police forces are having to “pick up the pieces of a broken mental health system” in addition to their own crime-fighting role.
This comes as no surprise to Alfie who highlighted this very situation in Pass the Person – of one of his recent It’s a Fair Cop episodes.
Read Alfie’s opinion piece on the article in today’s Guardian.
As the new series of IT’S A FAIR COP gets back on it’s BBC Radio 4 beat fans of the show can now download to own the first 3 series which are available via iTunes, Google Audiobooks and Audible (where the show has been rated 4.9 out of 5 stars – nobody’s perfect!!)
A number of listeners have requested that the shows be available on CD but unfortunately this isn’t possible at the moment.
Alfie says “Thanks very much for your interest and support and please enjoy the shows over and over and over again!”
Alfie Moore is delighted to be taking part in an attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Running Comedy Show’ this Easter weekend. The current record, set in America in 2015, stands at 80 hours. This audacious record-breaking attempt is planned to run for 96 hours straight – from 6pm on Thursday 29th March 2018 until 6pm on Monday 2nd April 2018.
Alfie will be one of a diverse range of performers, including ‘TV names’ and headlining comedians from the comedy circuit, contributing to the fabulous line up. He says “I’m very excited to be involved in this world record attempt for such a great cause. I will be performing 3 completely different one hour shows in 25 hours so if you’ve enjoyed my BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’ (or even if you haven’t heard of it YET!) then please come along and lend your support to this fantastic effort”.
Alfie’s shows will be at 2pm and 7pm on Friday 30th March 2018 and 2pm on Saturday 31st March.
Whether you want a £15 Weekend pass, a Day ticket for £5 or a Pay as You Go £3 ‘on the door’ just get your laughing gear on and help us make comedy history! Monies raised from the event will be donated to Katherine House Hospice.
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In response to demand to see “Fair Cop Alfie” live more tour dates have been added for Alfie Moore’s current stand-up tour show GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER. Tickets are hotter than a smoking gun so get yours whilst you can!
We have booked Leicester Square Theatre for Alfie’s only London tour date this year. Be there or be……
In GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation.
Enjoy Alfie’s trademark blend of humour, practical policing experience and detailed knowledge of the law as he answers the questions ‘What makes a murderer?’ and ‘Why do they caught….or not’? Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon to disposing of the body!
Book your tickets and see you there.
Seven very brave Sheffield business people took on the challenge to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity by delivering their own 10 minutes of funny to a sold out audience at Sheffield Memorial Hall. The ‘talent’, with no previous stand-up experience, were mentored for 5 weeks by Alfie Moore – himself a Sheffield lad and patron of the charity – before taking to the stage to perform at the Funny Business evening on 30th November.
Dr Kash Purohit, Consultant Clinical Oncologist in Sheffield – dubbed as Kash Milligan by Alfie for his truly ‘off the wall’ comedy style, was chosen as the winner but all the contestants put in superb performances and raised over £30,000 for the charity.
All monies will go to help improve the lives of people living with and beyond cancer. Funny Business has now raised over £160,000 to help people living with cancer in the Sheffield region. You can still donate by texting FUNI17 £5 to 70070.
Thanks to demand from the lovely BBC Radio 4 audience Series 2 of Alfie Moore’s hit comedy show ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’ will be repeated from 15th November 2017 at 11.30am. Grab a coffee, metaphorically put your feet up, and exercise your laughter muscles as you consider what you would have done in Alfie’s position.
In Episode 1, ‘Gobby Nobby’, Alfie has his audience join him for an evening on Public Order Patrol as he asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated. You may be surprised at the result!
If you miss the live broadcast the episodes will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.
In the meantime you can listen to a couple of hilarious excepts from Series 3 of ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’ to whet your appetite!
Radio 4 has commissioned a fourth series of IT’S A FAIR COP, from police officer-turned-comedian Alfie Moore.
In response to demand by listeners of the popular show more episodes have been ordered to air in Spring 2018.
Each show uses a scenario based on a real-life case drawn from Alfie’s 20 years policing experience. The studio audience are ‘sworn in’ as cops for the duration of the recording and invited to decide how they would act if they were a police officer in the circumstances.
Alfie said, ‘I was very proud of the latest series and I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to write more. BBC Radio 4 has made a significant difference to my comedy career and for that I am very grateful – and especially to the listeners who were kind enough to write to the BBC requesting a further series. In return I promise to keep it real and continue to tread the fine line between comedy genius and gross misconduct!”
Alfie is delighted that his hit comedy series IT’S A FAIR COP has been selected by the BBC to be Comedy podcast of the Week from Monday 3rd July 2017. The episode selected is Barry the Burglar – which seems like an ‘open and shut’ case – but is it………………………….?
The premise of IT’S A FAIR COP is that former detective sergeant Alfie Moore shares a real-life case, from his 20 years experience as a cop, and invites the audience to make the policing decisions as the story unfolds – with often hilarious results.
Barry the Burglar comedy podcast will be available to download for one month. Other episodes of this highly successful 3rd series of IT’S A FAIR COP can still be listened to on the BBC iPlayer.
As a proud patron of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity Alfie Moore was delighted to interview Sir Vince Cable, the next potential leader of the Liberal Democrat party, at an evening for business leaders in Sheffield this week.
Sir Vince, who’s wife sadly died due to cancer, generously took time out from his leadership campaign to help promote the Weston Park Cancer Charity’s 2020 For Business Appeal. WP2020 aims to get 200 business across the Sheffield City region to each donate £5000 towards a £1 million goal. The monies will be used to provide additional services to help improve the lives of local cancer patients.
We’re delighted that Gerry Northam, veteran BBC radio presenter and investigative journalist, has included IT’S A FAIR COP in his pick of the best of this week’s BBC Radio.
The episode selected was ‘Collision Decision’, the last in the current series, in which Alfie invited the audience to participate in another real-life crime from his police case book which involved the most broken law in Britain – The Road Traffic Act 1988. This incident tested Alfie’s impartiality, fairness and powers of discretion to the limit……. Turns out the audience of police-officers-for-the-day had very different, and often hilarious, views on the actions that they would have taken.
The episodes of this series of IT’S A FAIR COP will be available on the BBC iPlayer for the next few weeks.