Bad Cop, Bad Cop

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Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Genre Comedy
Created by Ian David
Written by Ian David
Directed by Cate Shortland
David Caesar
Starring Michael Caton
Daniel Wyllie
Helen Thomson
Christopher Hobbs
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Ian David
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Running time 26 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run 18 November 2002 – 6 January 2003

Bad Cop, Bad Cop is a 2002 Australian television series produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Southern Star, directed by David Caesar

Cast[edit]

  • Michael Caton – Det. Red Lilywhite
  • Dan Wyllie – Det. Cons. Lou Knutt
  • Helen Thompson – lawyer Tracy Lafever
  • Roy Billing – Assistant Commissioner "Pud" Tugwell
  • Christopher Hobbs – Slim Azzopardi

Premise[edit]

The series is a black comedy about two utterly corrupt police officers Lilywhite and Knutt (the "bad cop, bad cop" of the title). Lafever is their friend, a lawyer with a relaxed attitude to the goings on. Police graft, corruption and brutality are satirised in a very dry comic fashion, and with a stream of matter-of-fact obscenities. The series is shot in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, with Lilywhite and Knutt often seen drinking at the Clovelly Bowling Club and numerous references to Maroubra.[1] Police misconduct had been a real-life problem in New South Wales and elsewhere in Australia.

The title is a reference to the tactic of good cop, bad cop; though in this case both cops are as bad as each other.

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