Spooner's Patch (1979)

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Set in the Woodley district of London, the 19-episode sitcom Spooner's Patch poked cruel fun at police corruption in Great Britain. Incompetent Inspector Spooner, a man who never met a bribe he didn't like, was in charge of the tiny Woodley police station, living in a flat above the building so that he'd never be too far from the action. The fact that Spooner was a bit of a dim bulb was lost on the men in his charge, who weren't much brighter. During the first batch of episodes, which ran over ITV from July 9 to August 20, 1979, Ronald Fraser starred as Spooner. The remaining episodes, which aired from September 4 to October 16, 1980 and April 15 to August 24, 1982, featured Donald Churchill as the "good" Inspector, who during his final adventures, found his style being cramped by diligent traffic warden Mrs. Cantaford (Patricia Hayes).