The Black and Blue Lamp | British Satire On Police Films | Rare!

Transporting a typical British 1950s Police Drama to the corrupt world of the 1980s. Like ‘Life On Mars’ but in reverse and made 20 years earlier. Lots of swearing and evilness. Favourite scene paraphrased “I didn’t do it copper!” “Yeah? And my daughter’s grown a dick!”.

Very rare and unknown gem. You’re welcome!

In 1949, Tom Riley is arrested for the murder of PC George Dixon. As he awaits interrogation at the station, he is mysteriously transported into an episode of “The Filth”, a 1988 police series where the hard men rule.

Satirical and surreal play by Arthur Ellis, dealing with the manner in which the British police force has been represented on TV for four decades.

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