By Christopher Stevens for the Daily Mail
Published: 01:33 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 01:36 BST, 13 June 2019
The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes
Rural Britain is in the grip of a drugs mania. And whatever the writers of Wild Bill (ITV) were smoking when they dreamed up their delusional comedy crime drama, it needs to be banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Hollywood actor Rob Lowe stars as hotshot Miami cop Bill Hixon who disgraced himself by beating up a teenager and, as a punishment, has been appointed Chief Constable of Lincolnshire.
It's a grand tradition of U.S. police shows that the heroes get kicked off the force for meting out their own harsh justice, but I don't remember Captain Dobey ever warning Starsky and Hutch: 'You boys better wise up or I'll have you appointed the most senior officers in some goldarn English county on six-figure salaries so fast your feet won't touch the ground!'
Hollywood's Rob Lowe stars as Miami cop Bill Hixon, who is re-assigned to Lincolnshire as punishment for beating up a teenager
No sooner had Bill arrived in the good old UK than he was chasing the killer in a ten-year-old murder case, with an eager detective constable (Bronwyn James) as his sidekick. Naturally, this entailed a car chase . . . in a Volvo estate . . . across a cabbage field.
The murder victim was a cannabis farmer who got decapitated by a wind turbine, and inevitably the climactic scene was a confrontation set on top of a giant windmill. Remember how actors in black-and-white movies pretended to drive cars, with a backdrop projected behind them? This didn't look half as realistic.
Weird, dreamlike cameos were assigned to excellent actresses. Vicki Pepperdine was the mortuary pathologist with