In the face of new style policing, internal affairs investigations and corruption commissions, Detectives Red Lilywhite (Michael Caton) and Lou Knutt (Daniel Wyllie) are the fat blue line of the modern police force. Completely disinterested in actually solving crimes, these two detectives are far more concerned about keeping a piece of the action for themselves, than keeping the peace on the streets. Welcome to Bad Cop Bad Cop, the new series from writer Ian David (Blue Murder), premiering Monday 18 November at 10pm on ABC TV. Talkback radio king Howard Mays (Garry McDonald) has gone on a verbal rampage against the police force, accusing them of dirty dealings and corruption. He promos an upcoming story about two southern beaches detectives who even organise the crimes in their area so as to get their 10% cut. Assistant Commissioner Pud Tugwell (Roy Billing) is furious. Police Week is coming up, Mays is bashing the force with daily doses of terrible tales, and he's been asked to head u
Red and Lou are waiting to meet with Dt Norman 'Blue' Whales (Billie Brown) about the upcoming judicial enquiry into police corruption in the tow truck industry. They're not too concerned about being summonsed, but Blue is a nervous wreck. He's petrified he'll spill the beans. The problem is, almost all the force took a cut from Billy Munz's tow truck scam and everybody knows it. What the commission doesn't know however, is that Blue was the bagman, and he knows every name on the list, and every copper who got paid. The rest of the force is depending on Red and Lou to find a way to keep Blue quiet. After their first two attempts fail, drastic measures are called for. All the brothers are getting anxious. Even Pud (Roy Billing) pops in to see how Red and Lou are going to deal with the situation. Time is running out and Blue is scared. Everyone knows he's going to spill his guts. But Red and Lou come up with a winning way to ensure Blue simply can't rat on his mates.
The week is not shaping up well for Detectives Red Lilywhite (Michael Caton) and Lou Knutt (Daniel Wyllie). They've been named in the Royal Commission into police corruption 43 times. They've never actually solved a crime. Their hand-picked bank robber keeps getting in the papers and their burgers are giving them heartburn. Assistant Commissioner Pud Tingwell (Roy Billing) advises the boys they have one week to find alternative employment outside the force. But Lou and Red have no intention of resigning. They remind Pud of past activities they've all enjoyed, forcing him to give them seven days to solve a crime and save their jobs. Red and Lou meet with Tracey Lafever (Helen Thompson), a lawyer and mate, with whom they both share something special. Tracey has just got an acquittal for her client, Barry Khysser (Alan Flower), a balaclava-clad man who likes to flash old ladies at nursing homes. The boys are in trouble. They need to get the Commission off their back and they need to get r
The Minister for Retrenchment is being blackmailed after being caught on videotape in a highly compromising situation and Pud (Roy Billing) asks Red (Michael Caton) and Lou (Daniel Wyllie) for help. Pud's birthday bash is coming up and he wants to show the tape to his friends, before turning it in. Red isn't listening however. He is horrified to see his ex-wife, Raelene (Nikki Bridger), approaching and even more disturbed when she introduces him to her fiancÃ©, Craig (Greg Van Borssum). Red and Lou visit Slim (Christopher Hobbs) to get a lead on the blackmailer /filmmaker. Slim says the work could only be that of Shane Webster (Matthew Whittet), the best in the business. Red and Lou tell him to set up a meeting. Back at the office, Red is in turmoil. All he can think about is Raelene. Things go from bad to worse when the mail arrives with an invitation to the wedding. Lou goes to collect the blackmail tape from Shane. Impressed by his setup and the quality of his work, Lou comes up with
Red and Lou are called to a trashed motel room where the retired Leader of the Opposition, Francis Bowers, lies dead. Pud reveals he had been 'sticking his sausage on someone else's hotplate' and it's up to Red and Lou to explain Mr Bowers' passing in a straightforward manner, ensuring there is no fuss about the circumstances. Armed with some 'spray and wipe' and a vacuum cleaner, they soon take care of the motel room and use their most persuasive manner on the hotel manager and cleaner to ensure their story is a more appropriate version. Next step is the woman responsible for Bower's expiration, but far from denying she was in the room, Deborah Sidebottom (Sarah Chadwick) appears pleased with the way things worked out. The boys are beginning to think they might have covered their tracks, until Tracy reminds Lou about Bowers' wife, Evelyn (Angela Punch McGregor). When Pud advises against interviewing the grieving widow, Red sniffs that there's more to the case than meets the eye.
The city is in the grip of a series of ram raids and the papers are going wild with allegations of Asian crime gangs. Red and Lou's phone is also running hot with calls from an old 'mate', Minty Hakim, begging them to give him a job. He is desperate for money, having agreed to generously provide the jumpers for his grandson's soccer team. But Red and Lou have only one thing on their mind - the annual suit discount at Maroubra Menswear. Having selected their yearly supply of suits, shirts, socks and jocks, Red and Lou are taken aback when the Acting Manager, Lorraine Simpson, refuses to give their usual (100%) discount. Despite Lou's threats, Lorraine refuses to budge, even when they offer her a second chance. Red balances things up. On one hand Minty is desperate for work; while on the other, Lorraine needs to be taught a lesson. Overnight, it seems that seems the ram-raiders' tastes have spread to menswear stores. They even have a suspect - Lorraine's 15-year-old son, Michael. It's up