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Year: 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Killers

11 April 1980

Season 1, Episode 2: Recoil

18 April 1980

Season 1, Episode 3: Help

25 April 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Iain Anders ... Chief Insp. Fern
Stuart Barren ... Club manager
Kate Dorning ... Linda Scott
Prudence Drage ... Receptionist
Steve Fletcher ... Chas
Stephen Gordon ... Store detective
Davyd Harries ... Mr. Miller
Beth Harris ... Susan Scott
Judith Jacob ... Sandra
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Mrs. Bond
Diana Patrick ... Frankie
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Phillida Sewell ... Eileen Scott
Peter Spraggon ... Station Officer
Tony Stephens ... PC Wilson
Ozzie Stevens ... Lee
Tilly Vosburgh ... Jane
Gary Waldhorn ... Tom Scott
Jean Warren ... Rosie

Season 1, Episode 4: Shock

2 May 1980

Season 1, Episode 5: Blade

9 May 1980

Season 1, Episode 6: Rogue

16 May 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
Shirley Cheriton ... Sally
Terence Conoley ... Head waiter
Simon Cowell-Parker ... Waiter
Robert Fyfe ... George
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Michael McVey ... Peter
Brian Osborne ... Det. Insp. Jim Souter
William Parker ... Detective Constable
Moira Redmond ... Jessica Sanderson
James Smilie ... Harry (as James Smillie)
Peter Spraggon ... Station officer
Alec Wallis ... Bert

Season 1, Episode 7: Melody

23 May 1980


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Something Blue

5 September 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Brian Gwaspari ... DI Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Peter Birrel ... Mr. Cooke
Leo Dolan ... Billy Groves
Simon Gipps-Kent ... Phil Shervington
Nigel Hughes ... Peter Lake

Lynda La Plante ... Juanita Shervington (as Lynda Marchal)
Limahl ... Freddy (as Christopher Hamill)
Judy Lloyd ... Sue Williams
Diana Malin ... Jenny Burns
James Ottaway ... George Taylor
Linda Robson ... Chris Adams
Tim Stern ... Charlie

Season 2, Episode 2: Decoy

12 September 1980

Season 2, Episode 3: Break-In

19 September 1980

Season 2, Episode 4: Menaces

26 September 1980

Season 2, Episode 5: Hammer

3 October 1980

Season 2, Episode 6: Chance

10 October 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Susan Beresford ... Miss Fry
Dave Cooper ... Harry Brewster
Christopher Driscoll ... DC Tony Fielden
Rio Fanning ... Bert Prendergast
John Gregg ... Simon Fox
Karrie Lambert ... Mrs. Brewster
Peter Lovstrom ... Dave Roberts
Richard Matthews ... Judge
Sheila Mitchell ... Usher
Artro Morris ... Mr. Sharpe
James Ottaway ... George Taylor
Ian Price ... Mr. Ryan
Betty Romaine ... Bertha Hennessey
Graham Rowe ... Mr. Johnson
Peter Spraggon ... Station officer
Jonathan Steward ... Mr. Pratt
Frank Tregear ... Mr. Henderson
Sue Winkler ... Nancy

Season 2, Episode 7: Loyalties

17 October 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
John Barron ... Victor Beresford
John Bryans ... Commander Rack
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft
Ray Lonnen ... Alan Lawson

Lesley Manville ... Shirley Davies
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt
Dawn Perllman ... Brenda Griffiths
Honor Shepherd ... Mary Beresford
Derek Thompson ... Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Sarah Thurstan ... Jo-Jo (as Sarah Jane Thurston)
Paul Haley ... Det. Chf. Insp Foster (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Maggie's Luck

24 October 1980

Season 2, Episode 9: Shame

31 October 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Tenniel Evans ... Ralph King
Vera Jakob ... Frances
Ahmed Khalil ... Kumar Gupte
Angus MacKay ... Dr. Winner
Doreen Mantle ... Beryl King
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Rosemary Martin ... Jo Reynolds
Joan Ann Maynard ... Charlie
Michael Melia ... Dennis Tilley
Lee Whitlock ... Peter Reynolds
Geoffrey Wilkinson ... Sgt. Broadbent

Season 2, Episode 10: The Ring

7 November 1980

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Jack Chissick ... Billy Enders
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Alec
Jane Galloway ... Maisie
Eiji Kusuhara ... William
James Ottaway ... George Taylor
Tim Pearce ... Frank Cowley
George Sewell ... Dave Connally
Bernard Spear ... Solly Goldmeir
Mark Savage ... Young boxer in gym (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Gifts

6 November 1981

Season 3, Episode 2: Doubt

13 November 1981

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Maev Alexander ... WPC Sandra Williams
Pamela Buchner ... Mrs Russell
John Cannon ... Radio Operator
David Daker ... Sam Taylor
Christopher Ellison ... Wally
Geoffrey Freshwater ... John
Pat Gorman ... CID Driver
Ronald Govey ... Cinema Manager
James Griffiths ... Neal
Michael Jayes ... Trevor
Edward Peel ... Jacko
Angela Phillips ... Staff Nurse
Ben Thomas ... Eskimo

Christopher Villiers ... PC Ian Harding

Julian Wadham ... Houseman
Mark Savage ... Schoolboy with football (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 3: The Hit

20 November 1981

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Paul Moriarty ... Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft

George Baker ... Gerald Harvey
Fleur Chandler ... Pauline

Lynn Farleigh ... Valerie Knight
Susan Field ... Traffic Warden
Christine Garner ... Sandy
Trudie Goodwin ... Mrs. Chandler
Norman Hartley ... Doorman
Mike Lewin ... Sam Chandler
Linda Marlowe ... Lottie Spencer
Gregory Paul Martin ... Police Constable
George Sewell ... Dave Connally
Roger Sloman ... John Knight
Desmond Stokes ... Porter

Nick Tate ... Johnny Delvaux

Season 3, Episode 4: Scapegoat

27 November 1981

Season 3, Episode 5: Knife

4 December 1981

Season 3, Episode 6: Protection

11 December 1981

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Gara Granda ... Maria (as Lina Maryan)
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Croft
Paul Moriarty ... Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt
Dicken Ashworth ... Shaw

Michael Byrne ... Ransom

Barbara Flynn ... Sandy
Robert Gary ... River Police Sergeant
Geoffrey Greenhill ... Wally Shepherd
Mike Hall ... Pathologist

Philip Jackson ... Flynn
Tony Lee ... Pianist

Judy Loe ... June Stafford
Tony Selby ... Harry Warren
George Sewell ... Dave Connally

Season 3, Episode 7: Paint It Black

18 December 1981

Jill Gascoine ... D. I. Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... D. S. Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... D. I. Croft
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes

Nick Brimble ... Edwards
Yvette Harris ... Nurse
Tammi Jacobs ... Jane Dean
Paul Kember ... Billy
Sara Mason ... Marion Hedges
Lyndel Rowe ... Staff Nurse
Gaylie Runciman ... Cynthia Collins

Rolf Saxon ... Doctor
Tony Scannell ... Andy Golding
Reginald Stewart ... Thompson

Season 3, Episode 8: Affray

1 January 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... DS Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt
Roy Alexander ... Larry Hodges
C.J. Allen ... Walters
Jane Booker ... Kate Fraser
Tim Brierley ... P.C Ashe
Michael Cronin ... Sgt. Bryant
Yvonne D'Alpra ... Annie Kettle
Peter Dawson ... P.C. Benson
Mark Fletcher ... P.C. Williams
Jean Hastings ... WPC Evans
Sarah James ... Mary Venn
Garfield Morgan ... Sir James Douglas

Raad Rawi ... Mansour

James Simmons ... John Douglas
Benny Young ... Mervyn Tewson

Season 3, Episode 9: Black Fox, White Vixen

8 January 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Elizabeth Counsell ... Marcia Bancroft
Martin Jacobs ... Keith Bristowe (as Martyn Jacobs)
Ronald Hines ... Brian Spencer
Helen Bourne ... Pam Spencer
Katherine Stark ... Helen Croft
Faith Tingle ... Lois Hall
Jimi Rand ... James Hall
Elvis Payne ... Wesley
Maev Alexander ... WPC Sandra Williams
Matthew Scurfield ... Det. Sgt. Blake
Godfrey Jackman ... Desk Sergeant
Peter Ellis ... Sergeant
Robin Soans ... Prosecuting Counsel
Michael Bilton ... Judge

Season 3, Episode 10: One of Those Days

15 January 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Derek Thompson ... Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton
Brian Gwaspari ... Det. Insp. Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Maev Alexander ... WPC Sandra Williams
Neville Barber ... Police Inspector
Ian Barritt ... Man in Line Up
Pamela Buchner ... Mrs Russell
David Joss Buckley ... First Policeman (as Joss Buckley)
Deddie Davies ... Miss Thring
Tony Doyle ... Doyle
Nicola Kathrens ... Louise Phillips

David Kelly ... Dooley
Kristopher Kum ... Chinese Man

P.H. Moriarty ... Dealer
Linda Polan ... Rose
Martin Rutledge ... Second Policeman
Matthew Scurfield ... Det. Sgt. Blake
Keith Smith ... Mr Shelton
Liz Smith ... Edna Slater
Shelagh Stephenson ... Mary
Richard Walker ... Det. Sgt. Stiles
Arthur Whybrow ... Card Player
Tim Wylton ... Plumber

Season 3, Episode 11: Vigil

22 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 12: Damage

29 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 13: Solution

5 February 1982


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Right of Entry

22 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 2: Be Lucky Uncle

29 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 3: Cause and Effect

5 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 4: Auctions

12 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 5: Dany

19 November 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Brian Gwaspari ... DI Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
Derek Chafer ... Doorman
Hazel Clyne ... Maisie
Alan Cody ... Hal
Brian de Salvo ... Brotherton
Roz Freeman-Atwood ... German girl (as Rosamond Attwood)
Brian Grellis ... Hot dog seller
Tracy Hyde ... Jill
Frederick Jaeger ... Helmut Ritter
Clyde Pollitt ... Evans
Gwyneth Powell ... DI Mary Woods
Paul Rowland ... German boy

Benedict Taylor ... Diethelm Baren

Joanne Whalley ... Dany

Season 4, Episode 6: Victims

26 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 7: The Meat Rack

3 December 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
John Bardon ... George
John Brown ... Det. Chief Insp. Len Grout
Bob Bryan ... Barman
Leslie Dane ... Sally (as Lesley Daine)
Martin Fisk ... Ryan
Frederick Hall ... Mr. Putman
Sam Harding ... Pianist
Barry Jackson ... Moodie
Merdelle Jordine ... Rene
Nichola McAuliffe ... Bella
Vicky Ogden ... Vicki
Mitzi Rogers ... Christine

Season 4, Episode 8: Joker

10 December 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Brian Gwaspari ... DI Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
John Blundell ... TDC Manley
A.J. Clarke ... DI Inchmore
Susan Edmonstone ... Margaret Sloan
Arthur English ... Jimmy Ogden
Sherrie Hewson ... Steph
Cecily Hobbs ... WPC Downton
Harold Kasket ... Mr. Solomon
Alan Lake ... Malcolm Webster
Phillip Manikum ... Andrews
Don McKillop ... Eric (as Donald McKillop)
Douglas Milvain ... Detective Sergeant

Glen Murphy ... Websters henchman
David Oakley ... Harry

Enn Reitel ... TDC Power

Season 4, Episode 9: Tough Mrs. Rudge

17 December 1982

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
James Bate ... Dr. Santana
Nicky Croydon ... Checkout girl
Ann Curthoys ... Miss. Hubble
Christine Edmunds ... Mrs. Dawson (as Christine Edmonds)
David Hanson ... Police Doctor

Bernard Holley ... Mike Turnbull
Stephen Kebell ... Youth
Olga Lowe ... Supermarket detective
Alex McCrindle ... Old man
Lawri Ann Richards ... Ginger Dawson (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Karen Sirett ... Nurse
Kathleen St. John ... Mrs. Rudge
Simon Watkins ... PC Parker
Amanda York ... Lorna Bains (as Amanda Yorke)

Season 4, Episode 10: Private Views

7 January 1983

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Brian Gwaspari ... DI Bob Croft
Nigel Rathbone ... Steve Forbes
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
Mark Botham ... Neil Finch
Hugh Cross ... The Colonel
Gary Dean ... Ginger Roberts
Tricia George ... Barbara Rees-Ogilvy
Stephen Hatton ... Shop assistant
Sharon Morgan ... Carrie Harrison
David Rolfe ... Man in pub
Roy Spencer ... Geoff (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 11: Pressures

14 January 1983

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Brian Gwaspari ... DI Bob Croft
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Stewart Bevan ... Ray Gillespie
Richard Borthwick ... Supt. Parker
Pamela Buchner ... Janie Russell
Doña Croll ... Black Woman
Chris Johnson ... DCI Smedley
Chris Johnston ... Det. Ch. Insp. Smedley
Peter Joyce ... PC Griffiths
Hugh Martin ... Doctor
Katherine Stark ... Helen Croft
Reg Turner ... CID Officer
Reg Woods ... CID Officer

Season 4, Episode 12: Weekend

21 January 1983

Season 4, Episode 13: Who's Afraid of Josie Tate

28 January 1983


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Finders Keepers

1 September 1984

Season 5, Episode 2: Losers Weepers

8 September 1984

Season 5, Episode 3: Do It Yourself

15 September 1984

Season 5, Episode 4: The Conference

22 September 1984

Season 5, Episode 5: The Good, the Bad and the Rest

29 September 1984

Season 5, Episode 6: Mad Dog

6 October 1984

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
Michael Graham Cox ... DI Jack Slater
Andrew Burt ... Doctor Davies

Louise Jameson ... Emma Saunders
Lynsey Baxter ... Sally Wyatt
Robin Hayter ... Lennie Muldoon
Larry Martyn ... Minicab Driver
Ron Davies ... Security Officer
Jennie Stallwood ... Sophie
Emma Cregeen ... Susan

Season 5, Episode 7: Wise Child

13 October 1984

Season 5, Episode 8: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

20 October 1984

Season 5, Episode 9: Secrets

27 October 1984

Season 5, Episode 10: Fox and Hounds

3 November 1984

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
Michael Graham Cox ... DI Jack Slater
Ellis Dale ... Mr. Dean
James Fuller ... Old man
Leonard Hay ... Johnny Benjamin
Anthony Higginson ... Doctor
Oscar James ... Marcus Williams
James Muir ... Cop
Michael Redfern ... Cop
Victor Romero Evans ... Leroy Winston Jones
Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Mrs. Jones
Michael Skyers ... Dixon
Peter Spraggon ... Sgt. Harry Cooper

Season 5, Episode 11: Cure

10 November 1984

Season 5, Episode 12: A Woman's Word

17 November 1984

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
Angela Douglas ... Betty Farrell
Nigel Humphreys ... Malcolm Sinclair
Paul Humpoletz ... Goodwin

Season 5, Episode 13: Exit Laughing

24 November 1984

Jill Gascoine ... DI Maggie Forbes
William Marlowe ... Det. Ch. Insp. Russell
Paul Moriarty ... DS Jake Barratt
Kevin O'Shea ... DS Peter Philips
Michael Graham Cox ... DI Jack Slater
Debbi Blythe ... WPC Virginia Hankie
Michael Cronin ... Sgt. Sid Bryant
Royston Farrell ... DI Tucker
Janette Legge ... Marjorie Drake
Roderic Leigh ... Rex Snaith
Carole Nimmons ... Lucinda Lodge
Malcolm Russell ... Gun instructor
Ian Thompson ... DC Chalky White

Wanda Ventham ... Selina De Sade
Julian Dutton ... Paul (uncredited)

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