Kayvan Novak and Danny John-Jules join BBC Three comedy ‘Top Coppers’

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BBC Three’s new spoof police comedy Top Coppers has started filming.

Created by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear, the six-part series stars John Kearns (winner for Best Comedy Show at Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014) and Steen Raskopoulos (nominee for Best Newcomer at Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014).

Top Coppers follows the finest and weirdest detectives in the Justice City Police Department – Mitch Rust (Kearns) and John Mahogany (Raskopoulos).

Cameo villains will include Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner), James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley), Terry Mynott (The Mimic), Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories), Adam Riches, Lydia Rose Bewley (Plebs) and Jessica Gunning (Law & Order).

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Chris Sussman, BBC Commissioning Editor Comedy, says: “I couldn’t be more excited about Top Coppers. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos are two of the most exciting young comedians around, and the scripts are some of the funniest I’ve read in ages. It’s fast-paced and brilliantly silly, and I don’t know anyone who won’t love it.”

Top Coppers will air on BBC Three later this year.

The regular cast also features Donovan Blackwood (Laters) as the brow-beaten Chief, Gabby Best as forensics expert Helga, Rio Myers as computer boffin Zach and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) as Grady, the corrupt mayor of Justice City.

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