A BBC Radio 4 series of character pieces showcasing the best of Nick Mohammed's idiosyncratic characters in a collection of four one-off comic plays. Originally broadcast 31 August 2010 - 21 September 2010. In 'Witness Statement', there's been a robbery and character comedian Nick Mohammed ('Reggie Perrin', 'Sorry I've Got No Head') dons a police helmet and takes statements. It's the start of term time in 'Lila', and second year student Lila is going to teach the freshers everything she knows. In 'Daniel Thornthwaite', Nick plays a wildlife expert on the edge of sanity in this fly-on-the-wall look at the making of a major new documentary series. In the final play, lifestyle guru 'Mr Swallow' presents his memory technique to a live studio audience. Co-starring Anna Crilly ('Lead Balloon') and Colin Hoult, 'Nick Mohammed in Bits' is produced by Victoria Lloyd.
Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed’s file:
Likes: solving crimes
Dislikes: The Shard
Previous criminal convictions: stealing bulldog clips off old case files
Number of arrests: 12 billion
Call 999! Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed attempts to tackle a series of crimes, assisted by long-suffering sergeants Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon, Anna & Katy) and Colin Hoult (Life's Too Short, Russell Howard's Good News), who aid and abet him in everything he does. Never have serious crimes been made more entertaining, whilst remaining utterly, utterly tasteful!
Set at Tilford Road Police Station, Nick and co. must attempt to fathom who killed the man with the missing head, tackle a full-on student protest, and solve something akin to that bank heist at the start of The Dark Knight. The second series of this critically-acclaimed comedy sees Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed discovering a forgery ring, testifying in court and on the trail of a fugitive.
'Delightfully bonkers!' The Guardian
Written by Nick Mohammed
Produced by Victoria Lloyd
Starring Nick Mohammed, Colin Hoult and Anna Crilly, with Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Wil Andrews
Nick Mohammed is the creator of new Sky One comedy Intelligence, in which he stars alongside David Schwimmer, and he is the voice of Piglet in the live-action film Christopher Robin. He played the lead role in Sky One’s comedy series Gates, and features in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s comedy Life’s Too Short on BBC Two. He also featured in BBC One’s Reggie Perrin and starred in BBC Three comedies The King Is Dead and How Not to Live Your Life, BBC Two’s Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches and Miranda and CBBC’s triple-BAFTA-nominated sketch show Sorry, I’ve Got No Head for CBBC.