The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
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Honey Trap 

Dawkins is furiously jealous of Fowler's admiration for Habib, albeit as star of his pub quiz team. That worsens when CID needs her as sexy, secret bait for a 'honey trap'. Alas for Fowler, that part proves incompatible with the quiz.


John Birkin


Ben Elton, Ben Elton (creator)




Episode complete credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
Kevin Allen ... D.C. Robert Kray
Mina Anwar ... W.P.C. Maggie Habib
James Dreyfus ... P.C. Kevin Goody
Serena Evans ... Sergeant Patricia Dawkins
David Haig ... D.I. Derek Grim
Rudolph Walker ... P.C. Frank Gladstone
Joy Brook Joy Brook ... D.C. Crockett
Stephen Marcus ... Terry


Grim is planning a honey trap, trying to pressure the famous criminal Terry the Tank into confessing. Despite advising heavily against the idea, Fowler agrees to let Habib participate in the trap. Suspecting that something is going on between Habib and Fowler, Sergeant Dawkins takes action. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Comedy | Crime


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27 November 1995 (UK) See more »

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When Grim finds out that Habib is competing in a quiz competition at the same pub that "Terry the Tank" habituates, he insists that she be removed from the police station quiz team lest Terry make the connection. However, since the competition occurs over several weeks, Terry has probably already seen her competing on the police team. See more »


Det. Insp. Derek Grim: We're not talking about a honey trap, just a bit of intelligence gathering. CID cannot operate without intelligence!
Insp. Raymond C. Fowler: Well, you seem to have managed very well up until now.
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ER in the Palace.
11 June 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Raymond is not exactly subtle, nor is he sensitive to Patricia's feelings, as he conspires with Maggie Habib, to send her undercover in a honey trap.

Some wonderful double entendres throughout, slick one liners throughout. You could argue that Habib is a little out of character in comparison to earlier episodes, she began as somewhat of a feminist.

The crest leads to lots of laughs, Kevin's wonderful line Er in the palace, very funny.

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