Way before Alec Hardy came to life, David Tennant was known for playing another police officer in another ITV series, Duck Patrol.
Originally airing in the UK in 1998, a comedy drama from the creators of 'Second Thoughts' and 'Faith In The Future', Duck Patrol deals with the activities of the officers of the Ravensbeck River Police Station, whose job it is to maintain law and order along the river's banks.
The Sarge is supposed to be in charge of the station, but he tends to concentrate on his fishing and leave the day-to-day running of everything to Prof (Richard Wilson "One Foot In The Grave")
Other main characters include Prof's girlfriend, Val (Sue Johnson "The Royle Family"), love struck young copper Darwin, (David Tennant), and the object of his affections, Marilyn (Samantha Beckinsale, "London's Burning").
We've recently raided our film collection and are uploading episodes of the series for you.
Today we publish episode 5.
Check out the episode Duck Turpin below:
About Duck Turpin:
A duck-toting burglar nicknamed 'Duck' Turpin is robbing boats on the river and local journalist Nick Sampson mocks the patrol for their inability to catch him so, to prove their efficiency, they hold an open day. At the same time Val foils the robber, confiscating the duck, and he escapes onto the police launch, where, after rescuing a dangling man and having some fun at Sampson's expense, the patrol nabs him.
Watch other episodes of Duck Patrol here