It's A Fair Cop

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore with tales from the coppering front line.

Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand up comedy. In this, his first series for Radio 4, he swears his audience in and takes them through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers they'd have made. Along the way he tells tales from the coppering front line as well as instructing us on the niceties of British law as it applies to each scenario.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to protest, theft and drink driving.

Alfie Moore has had two acclaimed Edinburgh shows.

Writer - Alfie Moore

Script Editor....Will Ing

Producer - Alison Vernon-smith.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to protest, theft and drink driving.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios
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Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore with tales from the coppering front line.

Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand up comedy. In this, his first series for Radio 4, he swears his audience in and takes them through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers they'd have made. Along the way he tells tales from the coppering front line as well as instructing us on the niceties of British law as it applies to each scenario.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to protest, theft and drink driving.

Alfie Moore has had two acclaimed Edinburgh shows.

Writer - Alfie Moore

Script Editor....Will Ing

Producer - Alison Vernon-smith.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to protest, theft and drink driving.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

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Policeman turned stand-up comedian Alfie Moore swears his audience in and takes them through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers they would have made.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore with tales from the coppering front line.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

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Alfie Moore invites his audience to be police officers for one night only.

Alfie Moore invites his audience to be police officers for one night as he takes them though a scenario based on a real-life case and asks them 'What would you have done?'

Presented and written by Alfie Moore

Script editor, Will Ing

Producer, Alison Vernon-Smith.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0201Reporting Crime2015061820171115
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Alfie asks if all crime should be reported and investigated and gets a surprising response

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated.

You may be surprised at the result -

The return of Alfie Moore's series in which his audience makes the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that makes his audience make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

This week in the first of a new series he asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated. You may be surprised at the result.

Producer.. Alison Vernon-Smith.

This week he asks whether we think ALL crime should be reported and investigated. You may be surprised at the result.

0202An Englishman's Home2015062520190818 (BBC7)
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Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore asks what is 'reasonable force'? How far can you go to defend yourself?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

What is 'reasonable force'? How far can you go to defend yourself?

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0202Reasonable Force2015062520171122
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After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that makes his audience make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor.... Will Ing,
Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

What is 'reasonable force'? How far can you go to defend yourself?

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor.. Will Ing,
Producer.. Alison Vernon-Smith.

Script Editor - Will Ing,

Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

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Policeman-turned-comic Alfie Moore makes his audience into police officers for the night.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore asks his audience whether they've ever taken something without the owner's consent (TWOC)?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that forces his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor....Will Ing,
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

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Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore makes his audience into police officers for the night.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore carries out a stop search and asks ‘Are the police institutionally racist?'

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.

After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that forces his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario. This week Alfie carries out a stop search and asks ‘Are the police institutionally racist?'
From 2015.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor....Will Ing,
Producer....Alison Vernon-smith.

After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that forces his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario. This week Alfie tackles the tricky subject of Stop Search

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor....Will Ing,
Producer....Alison Vernon-smith.

This week Alfie tackles the tricky subject of Stop Search.

0205Harassment2015071620171213
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Alfie Moore takes the audience through a case he handled involving harassment.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

When a vulnerable young woman is being harassed, policeman turned comic Alfie Moore explores what the law can do to protect her.

When does harassment become stalking and what can you do about it?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.

After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that forces his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario. This week he takes the audience through a case he handled, about harassment. When does harassment become stalking and what can you do about it?

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor....Will Ing,
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

0206 LASTProperty Predicament2015072320171220
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Alfie Moore looks at evidential property and the trouble it brings to the police.

Last in the series. This week Alfie Moore looks at evidential property and the trouble it brings to the police. After a successful first series on Radio 4 and a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, policeman turned comic, Alfie Moore, returns with the series that forces his audience to make the policing decisions as he takes them through a real life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore,
Script Editor....Will Ing,
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios.

Script Editor - Will Ing,

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore gives himself a headache seizing items from a real-life Bob the Builder.

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.

0301Barry The Burglar2017053120200623 (BBC7)
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Police officer and stand-up comic Alfie Moore returns to pose more policing conundrums.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Serving police officer and stand-up comic Alfie Moore returns with a new series of this hugely popular series in which he asks his audience what decisions they'd have made in a real life case that he has dealt with. After swearing in his audience as police officers for one day only, he takes them through one case as it unfolded and asks them what they'd have done in his shoes. Along the way he spills the beans on what it's really like to be one of Britain's finest, tells us some great anecdotes about law breakers and makers that he's come across and gets his studio audience to divulge secrets about their own, sometimes less than strictly law-abiding lives.

In this first episode, Barry the Burglar, what seems like an open and shut case of breaking, entering and stealing becomes something else entirely.

Presenter Alfie Moore.

Script Editor Will Ing

Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

A BBC Studios Production.

In this first episode, Barry the Burglar, what seems like an open and shut case of breaking, entering and stealing becomes something else entirely.

0302Punching Judy2017060720200630 (BBC7)
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Police officer and comic Alfie Moore takes his audience through another policing dilemma.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Serving police officer and stand-up comic Alfie Moore returns with a new series of this hugely popular series in which he asks his audience what decisions they'd have made in a real life case that he has dealt with. After swearing in his audience as police officers for one day only, he takes them through one case as it unfolded and asks them what they'd have done in his shoes. Along the way he spills the beans on what it's really like to be one of Britain's finest, tells us some great anecdotes about law breakers and makers that he's come across and gets his studio audience to divulge secrets about their own, sometimes less than strictly law-abiding lives.

In this second episode, Punching Judy, Alfie gets involved in an Enter the Dragon situation. If Bruce Lee came from Scunthorpe and had been hammering the kebabs for twenty years.

Presenter Alfie Moore.

Script Editor Will Ing

Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

A BBC Studios Production.

In this second episode, Punching Judy, Alfie gets involved in an Enter the Dragon situation. If Bruce Lee came from Scunthorpe and had been hammering the kebabs for twenty years.

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Comedian and policeman Alfie Moore asks his audience to help him solve a real-life crime.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Policeman and comedian Alfie Moore returns in this his third series for Radio 4, in which he takes his studio audience through a real-life case that he's investigated and asks them to make the policing decisions he had to make. With tales of life behind the scenes in Britain's police force he offers a rare insight into what it's really like to serve as one of Britain's finest. Winkling out secrets from his audience and recounting very funny anecdotes about law-breakers he has known, Alfie is a delightful and entertaining host.

This, the third in this four-part series, concerns a missing gnome.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore

Script Editor....Will Ing

Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

This, the third in this four-part series, concerns a missing gnome.

Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

0304 LASTCollision Decision2017062120200714 (BBC7)
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Alfie Moore and the last in the series in which he invites his audience to take the policing decisions in a real life crime scenario. This week; the most broken law in Britain - The Road Traffic Act 1988. Drivers will have a collision once every 17 years, but how many report them? When do you have to report it and when don't you. In this week's case, all sorts of issues are raised involving police impartiality, fairness, discretion and the question - when is an animal not an animal? Alfie recounts a case in which his integrity as a fair copper were tested and as usual takes in advice and anecdotes from his audience.

Alfie Moore and another policing dilemma - the most broken law in Britain.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore

Script Editor Will Ing

producer Alison Vernon-Smith.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0401The Wrath Of Zeus20180907Police officer and comedian Alfie Moore returns with a new series of the show in which the audience make the policing decisions in a real-life case. Alfie has more than fifteen years' experience in the Humberside police force to draw from and in this, the first episode, Alfie uses a case from his time in the Dog Section , where he deployed his dog Zeus in a robbery chase.
This is the fourth series of this show that has been a real hit with the Radio 4 audience.

Written and presented by.... Alfie Moore
Script-editor.... Will Ing
Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

When there's a robber at large Alfie has to bring in a very special colleague.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Written and presented by....Alfie Moore
Script-editor....Will Ing
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

0402Office Banter20180914Serving police officer Alfie Moore with the second episode of the series in which he makes his audience take the policing decisions in a real life case. This week he deals with the subject of sexual misconduct. What is the legal definition and how do you investigate allegations? With stories of cases he's dealt with and audience participation Alfie handles this very sensitive and current issue with skill and empathy.

Writer and presenter ….. Alfie Moore
Script editor ….. Will Ing
Producer ….. Alison Vernon-Smith
A BBC Studios Production

At what point does office banter become a recordable sexual offence?

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Writer and presenter....Alfie Moore
Script editor....Will Ing
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

0403Hedgerow Hedge Row20180921The third in the series in which comic and long-serving police officer recounts a real life case he's dealt with and asks the audience what decisions they would have have made in his shoes. This week - neighbour disputes. When neighbours fall out over a hedge is it really a police matter? And what do you do when disappearing pets come into the equation?

This is the fourth of this immensely popular series which provides insight into the workings of our police force whilst exposing some of the surprising and very funny quirks amongst the Radio 4 audience.

Writer and presenter.... Alfie Moore
Script Editor.... Will Ing
Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Writer and presenter....Alfie Moore
Script Editor....Will Ing
Producer....Alison Vernon-Smith.

0404Pass The Person20180928Experienced police officer and comedian Alfie Moore with the fourth episode in the current series. 'Pass the Person' deals with the very sensitive issue of how the police deals with people with mental health problems and what they can do if there's a possibility they may harm themselves. When does 'protection' become 'intrusion'. Few could manage to handle this very serious and troubling subject with humour, but Alfie's compassion and genuine concern for those involved means that he can.

As usual Alfie asks his audience what they would have done in his shoes and hears some of their own true stories.

Presenter and writer ….. Alfie Moore
Script Editor ….. Will Ing
Producer ….. Alison Vernon-Smith
A BBC Studios Production

Faced with a vulnerable person, Alfie asks \u2018can the police take his decision making away?'

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Presenter and writer ….. Alfie Moore
Script Editor ….. Will Ing
Producer ….. Alison Vernon-Smith
A BBC Studios Production

0405 LASTMisper Mervyn20181005As concerns grow for a missing person, just how far can the police go to track him down?

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

The last in the series in which police officer turned comedian Alfie Moore asks his audience to make the policing decisions in a real life case.

This week – how far should the police be able to intrude into someone's privacy if they go missing? What are the options open to the police and when should it be permissible for them to use them?

Written and presented by ….. Alfie Moore
Script Editor….. Will Ing
Producer ….. Alison Vernon-Smith

A BBC Studios Production

0501Police Complaints20200327There were over 30,000 complaints against the police last year. Some extremely serious, some trivial but all needed to be recorded. In this week's real case, Alfie finds himself the somewhat reluctant copper in charge of the station front desk as a procession of members of the public present him with their pressing problems.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script Editor: Will Ing
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

Former Humberside sergeant and stand-up comic Alfie Moore tackles real policing dilemmas.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0502Babysitter20200403Former Humberside sergeant and stand-up comic Alfie Moore tackles real policing dilemmas.

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

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0601Dog Theft20210430In this first episode of the brand new series, Alfie tackles the topical crime of dog theft which has seen a huge rise in cases during the COVID pandemic.

Alfie takes us back to his time with the Humberside Police when he was called out to investigate the case of a missing dog. Is this even a police matter in the first place? Is it ok to offer a reward for the safe return of the dog with "no questions asked"? Alfie and the remote audience answer these questions and more with the help of a new online voting system that keeps the listeners on their toes as they're sworn in as police officers for the duration of the show.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script Editor: Will Ing
Production Co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios.

0602Malicious Communication20210507Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios. This week Alfie investigates at what point unwanted feedback becomes criminal. How much do we have a right to be protected from the criticisms of others? This week's real case involves a vicar who has been receiving some hate mail...

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor: Will Ing
Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

0603Sudden Death20210514Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through a real-life police case. This week Alfie talks about the police's role in "Sierra Deltas" or Sudden Deaths. There are around 600,000 deaths in the UK each year and when the police get involved they can be dealing with anything from the procedural categorization of death, right through to more in-depth investigative work.

In this week's real case, Alfie remembers a time when he was on the Humberside Force and was called to a house to carry out a welfare check on the occupant.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor: Will Ing
Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0604Vehicle Stop20210521Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios. This week's topic is a vehicle stop - when do the police have a right to stop your car? Alfie recalls the real-life case of his encounter with an uncooperative driver in Scunthorpe.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor: Will Ing
Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

0605Exposure20210528This week Alfie and his team of audience cops investigate a case of Exposure. When a repeat offender is discovered in the community, Alfie takes the audience through all the policing options to try and catch the perpetrator.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor: Will Ing
Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios

0606Policing Covid20210604In this show Alfie and his audience cops tackle the issues around policing the Covid pandemic.

In a departure from the programme's traditional format, rather than focus on just one real-life case, Alfie looks back at the past fifteen months and explores some of the issues facing the police during the Covid pandemic. With contributions from senior and frontline police figures, as well as the usual tests for the assembled audience cops, Alfie reflects on how prepared the police were for Covid-19 and how the UK's national lockdowns have been policed.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore

Script editor: Will Ing

Production co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

Policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore takes an audience through real-life crime scenarios