This new feature-length comedy drama, written by Guy Jenkin, has had a mixed critical reaction. Don't expect belly-laughs; this is gentle comedy that verges into touching family drama.
A new police initiative - to get bobbies back on bikes - lands on the desk of Chief Inspector Albert Custer (Phil Davis). Based at a South London police station, Custer hates bikes and new initiatives, so he decides to sabotage it. He puts five of his most useless, over-aggressive, miserable and cowardly officers in the Bike Squad.
Sergeant John Rook (Mark Addy) is put in charge of the squad. Rook, a fat, old-fashioned grump with 14 unproven complaints on his record, hates bicycles even more than Custer. Rook is furious and decides to take early retirement on medical grounds as soon as he can swing it. Bike Squad are told they must only get involved in the most minor and what most would call boring incidents.
At first they are considered to be a joke by their colleagues, but when pride kicks in and they pull together to get the job done, the scheme works so well, that the rag-tag team discover they may be destined to be stuck on their bikes forever...
Worth a look.