Preview: Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit - Matt Berry and Freddie Fox

Another half hour in the company of Matt Berry’s potty-mouthed Victorian sleuth-cum-nincompoop, Inspector Rabbit.

Rabbit’s mission to save his lover Flora (Jill Halfpenny) from the gallows for a crime she didn’t commit runs aground when he gets caught up in an armed siege; a dozen match girls are being held in a factory at gunpoint, and the man that’s holding them hostage, Patrick Levan (Craig Parkinson), will only talk to Rabbit.

Tanner (Paul Kaye), Rabbit’s embittered colleague, is also intent on bringing Rabbit down by whatever means necessary. Freddie Fox as the blindingly naive junior detective, Strauss, meanwhile, has fallen in love, and is convinced he’s finally found the one, but Mabel’s (Susan Wokoma) information may change all that.

Year of the Rabbit – Monday at 10.00pm on Channel 4.