Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
David Ellison ...
 Sergeant Joseph Beck (87 episodes, 1980-1985)
Noel Collins ...
 Sergeant George Parrish (81 episodes, 1980-1985)
Stephanie Turner ...
 Inspector Jean Darblay (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Inspector Kate Longton (44 episodes, 1983-1985)
Mark Botham ...
 PC Danny Sparks (44 episodes, 1983-1985)
C.J. Allen ...
 PC Brian Kelleher (41 episodes, 1983-1985)
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there is considerable scepticism from the long-standing staff of Sergeants Joe Beck and George Parrish. After the third series, Jean Darblay left and was replaced by Kate Longton. Written by Martin Underwood

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The signature tune used was arranged by Derek Goom using motifs and key changes from 'Prelude No. 2 in C Minor' from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' Book 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. See more »

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Truly dreadful .....
25 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This TV series was churned out by the BBC in the early eighties. It centered around a female inspector, two sergeants and various constables set in the fictitious northern town of Hartley. Everything about this series was depressing, the story lines, the characters and the general drearyness of the landscape. I had to watch this as a child because my mother was addicted to it but why it went on so long nobody really knows. You only find it now on some of the more obscure satellite stations. For old times sake I did actually view one the other day and yes it was just as grim as it had always been. This series took over from Z Cars as the BBC police series. That wasn't very good either ......


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