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Front Row

Ben Elton, Queen Coal, Transmitting Andy Warhol, Leviathan, Birds in Literature

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

With Kirsty Lang. Ben Elton on his new novel, Time and Time Again; Queen Coal reviewed; Tate Liverpool's Transmitting Andy Warhol; Leviathan reviewed; and birds in literature. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Elton
Interviewed Guest:
Joolz Denby
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Royle
Interviewed Guest:
Horatio Clare

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

The Queen's Birthday Present

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

Inspector Fowler and Sergeant Dawkins should be celebrating their tenth anniversary together, but the Queen's official birthday puts a spanner in the works.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Honey Trap

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

While Fowler is preparing his team for the pub quiz, Grim is trying to steal his star player, PC Habib. Can PC Goody take her place? And what will he look like in a miniskirt?

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Kids Today

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

Fowler leads a camping trip for young offenders, but Grim plans a short sharp shock.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Brigadier Blaster Sump:
Stephen Fry
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Yuletide Spirit

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

Grim is on the trail of some dangerous carol singers, and Goody proves that giving Christmas presents at work can be a bad idea.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Road Rage

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

Gasforth's new bypass causes headaches for Inspector Fowler when his partner Patricia joins the road protestors.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Fly on the Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

A television crew come to Gasforth to make a documentary about policing in the raw - and they don't come much more raw than Fowler's force.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Ism Ism Ism

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

The Mayoress informs Fowler that an illegal asylum-seeker has taken refuge in the town. Grim meanwhile attempts to join a secret lodge.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Mayoress Wickham:
Lucy Robinson
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Fire and Terror

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 9 months

Constable Habib falls in love with a fireman and PC Goody is jealous. DI Grim is onto 'the big case' and Inspector Fowler is plagued by a hoaxer

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton