BBC Radio 4 have commissioned a third series of the police comedy ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ – the show that sees veteran cop and comedian Alfie Moore swear in a live audience as police officers for the night before challenging them with the dilemmas of a real-life case scenario.
The last series, written and presented by Alfie, tackled challenging subjects such as harassment, excessive use of force and racism with his trademark blend of comedy, layman explanations about the law and very funny anecdotes from his own policing experience. The show highlights the sometimes ridiculous complexities of policing and the wonderful eccentricities of the Great British Public – with the Radio 4 audience the real stars of the show.
Moore said: ‘I’m a massive fan of Radio 4 and with so much competition for new submissions I’m absolutely delighted to get another series.’
‘The public rightly demand openness and honesty from the police and I plan to once again tread the fine line between comic genius and gross misconduct!’
The new series will have four episodes and is due to air in spring 2017.
‘A Fair Cop Stands Up’ is enjoying a sell-out run this August. Due to high demand an extra show has been added at 14:40 on the 24th August.
The police-based comedy show draws on Alfie Moore’s eighteen years experience as a police officer, his concerns about the creeping privatisation and dismantling of the ‘finest police service in the world’ and the dilemma he faces in 11 months time whether to resume his police career.
For a laughter-filled but thought-provoking hour snap up your tickets and come and say hello, hello, hello to Fair Cop Alfie.
Alfie was delighted that an episode of IT’S A FAIR COP was selected to be BBC Radio 4 Comedy of the Week. The show broadcasts live at 6.30pm on Thursday evenings until 23rd July 2015.
Police officer-turned-comedian Alfie invites his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario. In this episode he asks the audience whether they think ALL crime should be reported and investigated. The results are surprising and entertaining.
The Comedy of the Week is available to download as a podcast until 11th June 2015. Other episodes of the current series of ITS A FAIR COP can be heard live at 6.30pm on Thursdays and are available to listen again on the iPlayer.
Alfie Moore’s Radio 4 comedy IT’S A FAIR COP has been selected to feature in this week’s Pick of the Week, presented by Liz Barclay – who chooses her BBC radio highlights. The show will air on Sunday 28th June at 6.15 pm.
IT’S A FAIR COP invites the studio audience, who are sworn in as ‘police officers for the night’ to consider what their actions would be when dealing with dilemmas that police officers face on the street every day. A different scenario unfolds every week and the topic of the episode featuring on Pick of the Week is called ‘Reasonable Force’ – how far would you ‘reasonably’ go to protect your home, your property and loved ones. Revealing and hilarious! Available on BBC iPlayer.
Alfie Moore will be saying ‘allo ‘allo ‘allo to the packed audience at Giggle Aid Leicester on Friday 26th June. It promises to be an evening of top-class comedy with top notch acts from across the comedy circuit happy to donate their time to raise funds for the British Red Cross. The show will once again be compered by the incomparable Sully O’Sullivan and, in addition to Alfie, the line-up for the evening includes President Obonjo, Ben Briggs, Rob Coleman and Chris Purchase. Go along and have a good giggle and help an extremely good cause.
The Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
Alfie is delighted to be a guest of the legendary Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek programme at 9am on Wednesday 17th June. The show is a fabulous smorgasbord of lively conversation. The other guests are Michael Volpe, founder and general manager of Opera Holland Park, Lucy Saxon, a young author of fantasy adventure novels, who started writing as a way of coping with the debilitating condition ME and sculptor Richard Hudson. Tune in and enjoy – and if you miss the morning show it’s repeated on Wednesday 17th at 9.30pm or can be found on the BBC iPlayer.
Over the next six weeks Alfie will bring his trademark hilarious blend of comedy and insights into the law to the airwaves as IT’S A FAIR COP returns to BBC Radio 4 in the coveted 6.30 pm comedy slot. The studio audience are ‘sworn in’ as cops for the night and get to have their say as they are challenged by the various dilemmas that arise as Alfie takes them through a real-life case that he has investigated – with plenty of laughs along the way! Experienced cop Alfie weaves anecdotes from his eighteen years on the streets together with facts about the law, police powers and how they may be exercised, as the case unfolds. This series the topics Alfie covers include harassment, TWOC taking a car or ‘other conveyance’ without owner’s consent), reasonable use of force, drunk and disorderly behaviour, lost and found property and the emotive subject of stop and search. Tune into BBC Radio 4 every Thursday at 6.30pm and decide what you would have done as you laugh along…… ‘This is offbeat, revealing and very funny’- Daily Mail
Listen to Alfie’s exclusive interview, talking about his Edinburgh Show ‘The Naked Stun’, with Megan McGuire from Fresh Air Radio.
Former Skegness copper Alfie talks to Lincolnshire in Focus about his life before becoming a comedian and what made him decide to take up comedy.
” In the recession I got made redundant from the Sheffield steelworks …. I applied to join the police”
“I think I’m a barrel of laughs but I’m not sure that my wife would agree!”
CLICK link to read Alfie’s feature in Lincolnshire People
Two of Alfie’s jokes have been included today in The Independent’s favourite jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. The first – top of the list – is: “I used to live next to a farm and every time I passed the cows in the field I used to inexplicably shout abuse at them. Turns out I’m dairy intolerant.”
The second one quoted is: “Colin had his neck brace fitted years ago and since then he’s never looked back.”
Don’t worry – they’re not in the show!
P.S. These two jokes also made it into the Mirror’s Top 100 jokes from the Edinburgh Festival – 19th August 2014. This time Colin and his neck brace made it to number two…..