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…..
The sell out run continues and Assembly George Square have now added a further extra show to the run on Sunday 24th August. The extra performance will be at 1.20pm in George Square Studio 5.
Alfie said “I’m having a fabulous time here in Edinburgh and I’m really pleased that so many people are enjoying ‘The Naked Stun’ that we’ve added our third extra show”. He added “Everyone is working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen and I’m very grateful to the Assembly George Square management and of course the lovely team from Mick Perrin Worldwide. Everything about the Assembly venue and staff is just perfect in terms of organisation, accessibility, comfort and ambience – both for performers and audiences alike”.
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Six new episodes of ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ have been ordered – to air in the summer of next year – following the success of the three-part comedy series last month.
Each episode uses a scenario based on a real-life police case, with the studio audience asked to decide how they would have acted if they were a police officer in the circumstances.
Radio 4 commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: ‘Alfie Moore’s It’s A Fair Cop has been much appreciated by the Radio 4 audience and provided a very different insight into the world of law enforcement. I am delighted he is going to return with further case studies for us to enjoy.’
Moore – who is currently performing his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show ‘The Naked Stun’ at Assembly George Square – added: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to work again with BBC Radio 4 and the talented producer Alison Vernon-Smith.’
Alfie says he’s “absolutely delighted” on hearing the news that ‘The Naked Stun’ tickets continue to sell well, with 5 shows sold out so far – and extra shows have now been added. A stunning start to the run! The extra shows so far: TUESDAY 12th AUGUST at 5.20 pm & MONDAY 18th AUGUST at 1.25pm. Visit the TICKETS area for more information about the show and to BOOK TICKETS