Brought up in New Zealand, Mansfield left for London when she was 15 angry at her homeland for its repression of the Māori people.
The ‘Oblivion Boys’ Mark Arden and Stephen Frost (The Young Ones) star as the unconventional murder detectives Steve Lazarus and Mark Dingwall. Together, the troublesome duo solve crimes with their microwavemeal- loving, part-time cinema attendant Police Chief (Peter Bland), the lovely Beverley (Race Davies), and the incredibly boring plain clothes detectives and resident git Gary (Jeremy Gittins).
Other crimes include a bizarre art installation involving a corpse, the mysterious death of a newspaper astrology expert and a spate of murders that seem to be imitating Cluedo scenarios…
Directed by BAFTA winner Bob Spiers (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Fawlty Towers) and co-written by Victoria Pile (The Green Wing, Spitting Image).