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Keen Eddie 

Wisecracking New York City cop Detective Eddie Arlette (Mark Valley), who has no respect for authority, finds himself a fish out of water when he ends up being assigned to a Police precinct in the U.K.

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J.H. Wyman
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Series cast summary:
Mark Valley ...  Det. Eddie Arlette 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Sienna Miller ...  Fiona Bickerton 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Insp. Monty Pippin 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Colin Salmon ...  Supt. Nathanial Johnson 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Rachael Buckley Rachael Buckley ...  Carol Ross 12 episodes, 2003-2004
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Wisecracking New York City cop Detective Eddie Arlette (Mark Valley), who has no respect for authority, finds himself a fish out of water when he ends up being assigned to a Police precinct in the U.K.

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New York cop. Kicking London arse. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

3 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspektor Eddie See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On this show, an American detective is sent to Scotland Yard, while a similar premise played out in Nobody's Perfect (1980), where a Scotland Yard detective was sent to America. See more »

Quotes

Fiona: Get out.
Eddie: Out of the kitchen?
Fiona: Out of the kitchen, out of the flat, out of London, out of the world. It's full. Get out.
Eddie: I can't get out of the world. I didn't pull the kind of math grades you need to qualify for the space program.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD box set features a completely different soundtrack from what was used during the TV airings: for example, "Never Squeal" from "Horse Heir" is switched over to the pilot when Eddie sees Fiona at her job. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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This definite Silk Purse that is "Must See TV" for the adventurous mystery fan
5 April 2005 | by escheticSee all my reviews

KEEN EDDIE, as initially mounted on Fox network, was a recipe for disaster. Flip, sophisticated writing and polished international acting on a network known for trash. A series pushing the boundaries of tightly plotted modern mysteries with intriguingly interlocking characters - with nearly every episode directed by a different hand and the "creator" handing off the majority of the writing during the first season to six OTHER hands as if he couldn't be bothered with his creation (oh, for an Aaron Sorkin when one needs one - though the near perfect SPORTS NIGHT, dumped so he could concentrate on the perfect WEST WING, might not agree).

Dazzling though most of the 13 existing episodes are, the creation is not perfect: J.H. Wyman (the credited creator) packed the series with all the stock elements a "quality" show could expect to drag in audiences - "cute" feuding leads, a "fish out of water" male, stylish "out there" sex referred to titillatingly but not really shown, an odd-ball dog with quirky idiosyncrasies that only the master understands, semi-exotic locales (London) - but had so many of them and so many writers that none of them are allowed to be developed in as much detail as a better produced show might have. It's all the more impressive that the series that resulted is among the best series we have ever seen come and go in a single season.

Mark Valley (awful name for someone who *should* be a star - but then the writers never fully took advantage of or explained the SERIES title either) heads a brilliant cast of largely - and undeservedly - unknown actors who banter and bicker like a 21st Century version of Dashiel Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles & co. The commentator who said it was the perfect show for those old enough to appreciate the witty banter and young enough not to be put off by the kinetic editing and camera tricks was dead on.

MTV has a lot to answer for in headache inducing perspective changes and self important, attention getting crosscuts and flashbacks. These stylistic filigrees may have driven away some first time viewers who would have otherwise loved this series which was good enough on its own merits not to need attention grabbing tricks.

I first discovered KEEN EDDIE midway through the secondary run on the Bravo cable network (largely because the lead - Valley - looked so much like one of the miscast leads in the American version of COUPLING - Colin Ferguson, who has since found a deserved hit in U.S.A. network's EUReKA) and was totally won over in two episodes.

Another broadcast network a decade or so ago (let's not forget that most of them have had their well written and dropped "quality" shows too from TOPPER to HE & SHE and the original STAR TREK to FOLEY SQUARE) MIGHT have developed KEEN EDDIE into a hit of MAGNUM level hit status and made a true star out of Mark Valley. Perhaps if the writing had stooped to pandering ala many a network hit and stripped Valley down to his boxer shorts occasionally (as it did co-star Julian Rhind-Tutt in the first episode - but jokes about British bodies are not totally without foundation) Bravo might have extended the run, but at least we have the delightful 13 episode initial run on a solid (if "extra" free) DVD box set which deserves to be discovered and cherished by devoted fans for years to come.


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